Leon, Salina, Kansas City natives tabbed to replace outgoing commissionersTOPEKA — Governor Sam Brownback has appointed three new commissioners to the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission. The terms of commissioners Kelly Johnston, Doug Sebelius, and Sheri Wilson expired June 30, 2011, and all have been replaced.Replacing Johnston, Ra ... Read More

Shotgun, rifle, archery shooting and fishing and furharvesting demonstrations highlight event HAYS — On Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hays area conservation groups, businesses, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will offer a free day of target shooting and outdoor activities for youth ages 17 and younger. Called the 14th ... Read More

Cases related to recent convictions originating in Comanche CountyWICHITA — Two Texas hunters have been indicted on federal poaching charges, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. Justin Klein, 29, of Center, Texas, was indicted on three counts of transporting deer across state lines after the deer were illegally taken in Kansas. Johnny Ri ... Read More

Safe Kids Kansas offers families important outdoor safety tipsTOPEKA — Sleeping bag? Check. Hiking boots? Check. Safety guidelines? While the preparations for a family camping, boating, or hiking trip usually include a review of the necessary gear, parents should also review safety guidelines with their children, paying special attention to po ... Read More

Little River native brings nationwide grant-writing experience to organizationLAWRENCE — Kansas Wildscape Foundation, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to creating and enhancing outdoor opportunities in Kansas, recently named Lynn Gentine as director of development. Gentine will work to advance both development and outreach goals for the found ... Read More

Ed Holland introduced to upland bird hunting at Kansas State UniversityKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QU) have announced that Ed Holland of Bucyrus, Kan., has been appointed as the newest member of the organization's national board of directors. The 17-member board meets three times a year and oversees the operati ... Read More