April 2008

Proceeds help underprivileged children attend Outdoor Adventure Camp


Looking for some bargains on fishing, hunting, and camping equipment? Attend the May 5 Outdoor Writers of Kansas (OWK) charity auction at the Econo Lodge, 2222 W. 6th St., in Lawrence. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m., featuring a discounted shopping spree at Cab ... Read More


Springtime offers excellent viewing opportunities; scope, bird ID book suggested


Mudflats get busy when hungry shorebirds migrate through Kansas. These long-distance travelers stop to rest where food is plentiful in marshes and playas. Drenched soil teems with small invertebrates that help fuel shorebird flights to the breeding ... Read More


College and secondary school students given opportunity to compete at Sedgwick event


The Kansas Trapshooters Association (KTA) will host a special trap shooting event for youth at this year's state trap shooting championships -- 3432 East 117th St. North, in Sedgwick -- on June 7. The event is sponsored by the Amateur Trapshooting ... Read More


Opportunity for public to comment on proposed changes to species' status


The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is mandated by the Kansas Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act of 1975 to review all current and proposed
threatened and endangered
(T&E) species every five years, and 2008 marks another yea ... Read More


Many parks combine OK Kids and Free Park Entrance days first weekend in May


April showers have brought May flowers to Kansas state parks, and with flowers come warm weather and more outdoor events. Many of the highlights of state park events are OK Kids Days. This May, several state parks will conduct events specifically for youth. ... Read More


“Deer FAQ” delivers answers on sweeping changes, two years in the making


What are deer permit options this year? How have deer seasons changed for 2008? How many deer permits may be purchased?

These and other questions are answered in the online
“Deer Frequently Asked Questions”
at the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Park ... Read More


Bus tours, presentations, re-dedication ceremony, barbecue to highlight event


On June 1, staff of various agencies at Lovewell Reservoir will celebrate the lake's 50th birthday at the Community Arts Center, 421 Main in Courtland. The Kansas Bostwick Irrigation District, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), the Kansas Department of Wild ... Read More


Boys Scouts, 4-H join habitat conservation effort


The Stranger Creek Limb Hanger’s Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will be planting 200 trees at Wyandotte County Lake on May 3, with the help of the Boy Scouts of America and Wyandotte County 4-H.

Each year, NWTF provides oak trees to enhance habitat on are ... Read More


Event will cover grassland, forest, riparian management, and much more

Vaughn Juhnke, winner of the 2006 Kansas Agroforestry Award will be hosting the 2008 Agroforestry Field Day at his McPherson County farm on Thursday, May 29. Agroforestry is the integration of trees, shrubs and other vegetation into agricultural production. The goal o ... Read More