October 2008

Hunters asked to avoid standing crops; pheasant and quail seasons to change next yearThe 2008 Kansas pheasant season opens on Saturday, Nov. 1, marking the beginning of upland bird seasons.Upland game bird seasons for 2008 including the following:
pheasant season (statewide) -- Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, 2009;
quail season (statewide) -- Nov. 8 ... Read More

New fishing method will begin in summer of 2009 on eight Kansas reservoirsThe Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission has approved a pilot project to allow floatline fishing at eight reservoirs, beginning next summer. The Commission authorized the new fishing method at a public hearing in Tonganoxie Oct. 24.Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks ... Read More

Colder weather buttons down some facilities during winter; all parks openKansas state parks began their off-season on Oct. 1, and it runs through March 31. During this time, many state parks cut down on services although all parks remain open. Hours and services vary among individual parks. Most park offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday ... Read More

Growing populations of snows and Canadas offer hunting opportunity through winterFor decades, the populations of both snow geese and Canada geese have been increasing in the Central Flyway. Accordingly, seasons of both species are long, and avid goose hunters are dusting off their decoys in anticipation.The 2008 goose seasons are as follows: ... Read More

Online identification test required before obtaining a crane permitThe sandhill crane hunting season opens Nov. 5, and hunters pursuing this large game bird should be aware that the endangered whooping crane may be present during the sandhill crane season. Whooping cranes use the same habitats as sandhill cranes, and Quivira National Wildlife R ... Read More

Light hunting pressure, solitude draw squirrel hunters out of fields and into woodsEarly November may find most Kansas hunters dreaming of grassy fields and pheasants, but for the die-hard hunter who prefers woodlands and solitude, cool weather means squirrel hunting. The leaves have mostly fallen, making the hunter more visible and the challen ... Read More