Scholarships offered to students who display knowledge of environmentPRATT -- The Kansas ECO-Meet season is right around the corner, with events due to kick off at Wilson Reservoir on Sept. 30. This series of quiz-bowl type competitions, sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) in cooperation with local school districts, ... Read More

Permits available online, over the counterPRATT -- No matter what equipment a hunter uses, it's time to gear up for deer season. Two Kansas deer seasons open in September, and another opens in October. The muzzleloader season runs Sept. 21-Oct. 4; the archery season runs Sept. 21-Dec. 31; and the early firearms season in Deer Management Unit 1 ... Read More

Raffle, auction, dinner to raise money for wetland conservationOLATHE — On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Johnson County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) will sponsor its annual Sportsman's Night Out, a fundraiser for the wetland conservation organization. The event will take place at 5 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops, 12051 S. Renner Blvd. in Olathe. The even ... Read More

USDA asks public for comments and schedules nine public meetings on CRP; to hold meeting in Manhattan Sept. 23WASHINGTON, DC — The federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), often considered the most successful conservation program in modern times, is at a critical juncture as Congress contemplates whether to continue the program. Since 2005, ... Read More

Geocaching, target shooting, hunting a few of the events on tapBALDWIN CITY — On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Johnson County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will conduct an all-inclusive event titled the Outdoor Family Fun Day and Rick Funk Memorial Youth and Women’s Hunt. The event will take place at Eckman’s Hunting Preserve, 988 E. 1800 Road, Baldwin ... Read More

Kansas history honored through continuing local customsINMAN — On Sept. 10, the Kansas Sampler Foundation announced the 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs finalists at the Kansas Sampler Center near Inman. The finalists are continuing activities in a place where a custom is uniquely expressed. The 24 finalists were selected from a pool of public nomi ... Read More