10/26/11

MOTORISTS BEWARE: DEER ON THE MOVE IN NOVEMBER

Oct. 27, 2011
Kansas deer-vehicle collisions peak in NovemberTOPEKA — Deer can be spotted near Kansas roadways any time of year, but motorists should be especially vigilant in the fall. Deer breeding season, called the “rut,” peaks in mid-November, and this is when deer-vehicle collisions are most likely. That’s why the Kansas Department of Tr ... Read More


COLD-WATER BOATING REQUIRES ADDED PRECAUTIONS

Oct. 27, 2011
Anglers and hunters can protect themselves against hypothermiaPRATT — While pleasure boaters have winterized and stored their watercraft, avid waterfowl hunters and cold-weather anglers are gearing up for fall hunting and fishing seasons. But fall can be a dangerous time on the water. Most single-boat accidents take place this ti ... Read More


OCTOBER OPENS BARGAIN SEASON AT KANSAS STATE PARKS

Oct. 27, 2011
Reduced prices, uncrowded conditions make parks attractive in fall and winterPRATT — If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure bargain close to home, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has a deal for you. The state park off-season runs Oct. 1-March 31, and during this time, you can enjoy parks at reduce ... Read More


WHOOPERS CRANE THEIR NECKS TOWARD KANSAS

Oct. 27, 2011
One bird sighted at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, two at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife AreaPRATT — Northely winds accompanying a Canadian cold front the week of Oct. 17 moved whooping cranes south from Canada toward their wintering grounds at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas Gulf Coast. As of Oct. 19, two cranes were ... Read More