June 5, 2014Kansas boasts hundreds of miles of trails to enjoyTOPEKA ­– American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day will bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 7, 2014, for the 22nd annual celebration of America's magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers. More than 2,000 nation ... Read More

June 5, 2014Anglers use their hands as bait in a technique known as “noodling”PRATT – You won’t find any hotdogs or chicken livers with a “noodler,” but that doesn’t mean these anglers are fishing without bait. Using their hands as the bait and hook, handfishermen will find a suspected catfish hole, barricade possible exits the fish might escap ... Read More

June 5, 2014Public unable to attend can watch the meeting streamed live through ksoutdoors.com PRATT – The public is invited to attend an upcoming Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting, June 19 at the Lamplighter Inn & Suites, 4020 Parkview Dr., Pittsburg. The afternoon session will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and reconv ... Read More

June 5, 2014Finding a fishing hot spot in Kansas this summer is easier than you thinkPRATT ­– If you’ve ever been fishing, you know there are a multitude of questions that can flutter through an angler’s mind – why were the fish biting yesterday and not today? Did I put the right line on? Should I use a chartreuse or white spinner bait? All of ... Read More