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 Cabela's and ... 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 grounds, and ... 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 Hall of Fa ... 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 year for review. ... 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. These eve ... 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 Parks (KDWP) website. ... 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 Wildlife and P ... 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 areas that suppor ... 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 of agro ... Read More