Council will advise federal agencies regarding conservation and shooting sports initiativesWASHINGTON, DC — Last January, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack created the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC), which will advise their respective agencies regarding management activit ... Read More

Labor Day weekend event for youth and novice huntersST. MARYS — The Westar Energy Green Team will host a dove hunt for youth and novice hunters at Jeffrey Energy Center, north of St. Marys, on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-6. Hunts will be held on cut sunflower or wheat stubble, guided by volunteers in the early morning or late afternoon. Shells, ... Read More

Cort Mohler, Wakefield, will attend Fort Hays State University LAWERENCE — Cort Mohler, a 2010 graduate of Wakefield High School, has been named this year’s recipient of the Steve Harper Scholarship. He is the son of Deb and Mark Mohler of Wakefield. Mohler plans to pursue a degree in wildlife biology from Fort Hays State University and will r ... Read More

KDWP's newest state park to grace Kansas RiverTOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks invites the public to attend the opening of Kansas' newest state park, the Kaw River State Park, on Saturday, Sept. 4. The celebration will begin at 8 a.m. with the "Race for the Kaw," a 4-mile walk/run sponsored by the Topeka Sunflower ... Read More

Local conservation group raising funds for poorEMPORIA — On Aug. 27, Emporia's Hunt 4 Hunger will host a concert with local musician Pete Gile at Hoeltings Grove in Olpe. The gates will open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $10 with five canned goods. Attendees 16 and younger with a parent will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at D & ... Read More