4/12/12

KANSAS LAUNCHES NEW BOBWHITE QUAIL INITIATIVE

April 12, 2012
Efforts aim to increase eastern Kansas quail populations in focal areas by 50 percentEMPORIA — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is launching a new quail restoration initiative aimed at making a difference in declining bobwhite quail populations at a landscape level. The state initiative includes the d ... Read More


KANSAS BIRDING FESTIVAL AT WAKEFIELD APRIL 27-29

April 12, 2012
Birdwatching, wetland and prairie chicken lek tours, seminars to be featured; April 13 registration deadlineWAKEFIELD — On April 25-27, the Kansas Birding Festival will be held near Wakefield. The three-day event will feature seminars on birds and birdwatching, guided field trips, food, and much more. This area is rich in birdin ... Read More


UNDERAGE DRINKERS TARGETED ON PUBLIC LANDS

April 12, 2012
KDOT grant to help keep public land users safePRATT — Through a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation, natural resource officers with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism are targeting underage drinkers at Osage and Lyon state fishing lakes and Melvern and Pomona reservoirs this spring. The issue is ... Read More


RAINBOW TROUT RECORD FALLS TWICE — AGAIN

April 12, 2012
Two record-breaking fish caught within three-day periodPRATT—On March 7, Tony Melkus of Topeka caught the biggest rainbow trout he’d ever laid eyes on. In fact, when he had it weighed on certified scales, Melkus knew his 14.28-pound trout would be listed in the Kansas record books as the largest rainbow trout ever taken from Kan ... Read More