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 regions of the ... 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 beginning ... 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 future in the Su ... 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. "It's not as i ... Read More

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 a camping ... 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 a chance ... 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 exhibit, locate ... Read More