Penalties could include $250,000 fines and 20 years in prisonWASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal grand jury in Wichita has returned a 23-count felony indictment charging two brothers with conspiracy and wildlife trafficking stemming from the illegal sale of guided deer hunts, the Justice Department announced. The indictment charges James Bobby Butler ... Read More

Signup deadline July 15PRATT — Landowners interested in the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ (KDWP) Walk-In Hunting Access Program (WIHA) — which pays landowners to allow public hunting access on their land — are reminded that the deadline for enrollment is July 15. The WIHA program, which began in 1995, grew to more than one million a ... Read More

Collecting food for the needy focus of eventsEMPORIA — Hunt 4 Hunger — a group of Emporia area volunteers organized to promote outdoor activities, teach safe hunting, and provide wild game to the needy — will hold two charitable events in June. On June 3, the group will collect canned and other nonperishable goods at the Flint Hills Rodeo in S ... Read More

Annual Ninnescah Sailing Association event welcomes all classes of sailboatsCHENEY STATE PARK — On Sunday, May 30, the Ninnescah Sailing Association (NSA) will conduct its annual Memorial Day Regatta at Cheney State Park's Sailboat Cove. The day will begin with registration from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. followed by a competitor’s meeting at 10:45 a.m. ... Read More