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11/17/11

MOUNTAIN LION CAUGHT ON TRAIL CAMERA IN ATCHISON COUNTY

Nov. 17, 2011
Camera snaps shot of sixth confirmed Kansas sightingATCHISON — A deer hunter was in for a surprise last week when he checked his trail camera and found what he believed to be a slightly blurry image of a mountain lion. After searching the area and finding large tracks, he contacted the local Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks a ... Read More


SLOW PHEASANT AND QUAIL OPENER CONFIRMS FORECAST

Nov. 17, 2011
Dry, hot year produced one of the slowest openers in yearsPRATT — As predicted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Upland Bird Forecast, 2011 did not yield a banner opening weekend for pheasant and quail hunting, Nov. 12-13. Although a mild winter of 2010-2011 left solid numbers of breeding birds in ... Read More


KANSAS FIREARM DEER SEASON OPENS NOV. 30

Nov. 17, 2011
First Wednesday after Thanksgiving traditional opening datePRATT — The 2011 Kansas firearm deer season runs Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 11, and hunters are sighting in their rifles and practicing their shooting skills in anticipation of one of the state's favorite hunting seasons. Deer are plentiful, and a good seaso ... Read More


WILD GAME ROYAL TABLE FARE

Nov. 17, 2011
Shot selection, quick cool-down, clean conditions essentialPRATT — Have you ever heard someone say that deer meat isn’t worth eating, that it’s “gamey” or “wild tasting”? Many people who have tried improperly-cared for venison, and many who never eaten deer, labor under this misconception. But avid deer hunters realize that these ... Read More


14th ANNUAL WACONDA LAKE YOUTH & WOMEN PHEASANT HUNT DEC. 10-11

Nov. 17, 2011Bird hunting, trap shooting, and meals to be shared with soldiers and celebritiesGLEN ELDER — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors, Inc., are sponsoring an annual pheasant hunting event for youth and women at Glen Elder Reservoir, in Mitchell County. The event will begin earl ... Read More


KDWPT TRAILS ADVISORY BOARD HEARING DEC. 5 IN WICHITA

Nov. 17, 2011
Project funding under the Recreational Trails Fund Act to be discussedPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Trails Advisory Board will hold a public meeting Monday, Dec. 5, at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th Street N in Wichita. The purpose of hearing is to discuss projects previously s ... Read More