A mild winter and ideal nesting conditions should spell more birdsPRATT — Farmers are saying it, and hunters who have driven country roads this summer and early September are backing them up: the 2009 Kansas upland bird season should very good. Now the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has completed its summer brood count survey, and the ... Read More

36 youngsters to be given chance to hunt chukars; Oct. 13 registration deadlineHAYS — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), in cooperation with Pheasant Runn and the Hunting Heritage Group, Inc.(HHG), will host the third annual youth upland hunt in memory of former youth hunt volunteer Darrell Brown. The hunt will take place on O ... Read More

Event designed to promote healthy outdoor activitiesTOPEKA -- On Oct. 1-3, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will conduct a three-day event entitled the 2009 Built Environment and the Outdoors Summit. The event will take place at the Capitol Plaza Hotel (Oct. 1-2) in Topeka and on the Kansas River on Oct. 3.The summit will ... Read More

Mild weather, low hunting pressure combine serenity and suspense during fall seasonPRATT -- Wild turkey populations in most of Kansas have been growing for years, offering hunters the opportunity to pursue this large game bird in the fall. All of Kansas except Unit 4 (westcentral and southwestern Kansas) is open to fall hunting. Long seasons t ... Read More

Wingshooting classes and .22 rifle station included in eventTOPEKA — The Topeka Chapter of Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever (PF/QF) will conduct a shooting clinic for novice youth shooters starting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the group's environmental education area by Perry Reservoir. Youth and their mentors will be treated to a meal followed ... Read More