Prospects good, although flooded Cheyenne Bottoms has limited hunter access


PRATT -- Teal are the smallest ducks, but they may be the most popular among waterfowl hunters. And this year, those waterfowl hunters are smiling. Heavy spring and early summer rains combined with large numbers of breeding teal in the prairie pothole regio ... Read More


Open to general public, event designed to help landowners improve quail habitat


CHANUTE -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has announced that the 2007 Southeast Kansas Bobwhite Symposium will be held in the Chanute Memorial Auditorium on Oct. 3. The event will be open at no cost and is designed for both experienced and ... Read More


Conserving the most popular sportfish in Kansas is plan’s goal


PRATT -- Largemouth bass have a lot of fans in Kansas. In fact, recent surveys reveal that largemouth bass is the most-sought species among resident and lifetime fishing license holders.
To accommodate that angler preference and to help ensure a rich bass fishing fu ... Read More


Chapter aims to improve local quail habitat and connect youth to outdoors


MINNEAPOLIS -- Ottawa County residents have formed the state's seventh Quail Forever (QF) chapter, the Solomon Valley Chapter of QF. The chapter has targeted local quail habitat improvement and youth conservation education as its primary objectives.

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Annual event a big draw in northcentral Kansas


WEBBER -- Lovewell State Park has scheduled its Free Park Entrance Days for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8-9. For those two days, vehicle permits are not required to enter Lovewell State Park, near Webber. However, those who plan to camp overnight in the park will still have to purchase ... Read More


Tournament fosters young shooters; door prizes and saving bonds to be awarded


KINSLEY -- On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Kinsley Gun Club will host its Annual Kids Klassic trap shooting tournament for high school and junior high students. Each youngster will fire at 100 targets. A $20 entry fee will include a custom T-shirt, dinner, and ... Read More


Fairgoers can enter drawing for free state park cabin weekend


HUTCHINSON -- The 2007 Kansas State Fair – Sept. 7 – 16 – offers a huge variety of sights, sounds, food, music and fun for fair visitors. This year, it also offers a chance for a free weekend at a Kansas State Park cabin.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks e ... Read More