This has been a year of firsts for me as an angler, and this week provided another milestone as I headed out to Lake Shawnee for some after-dark fishing at the heated dock.
Waconda Lake in Mitchell County will host the 2018 Youth and Women’s Pheasant Hunt on Dec. 8, which is open to women and youths ages 11-16.
Well, I didn’t have any luck during the trout opener Nov. 3 at Lake Shawnee.
At least not for trout.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will again participate this year in #OptOutside, a program that takes place Nov. 23 during Black Friday to get people into the outdoors instead of in crowded stores or on their couches.
The Kaw Valley chapter of Quail Forever is doing a fun activity with the Silver Lake Elementary fifth grade class that’s worth mention.
Winter is already rearing its ugly head, meaning catfish and other species of fish are using the last month or so before the hard-water season to fill up on any bit of food they can.
An elk shot two months ago in Jefferson County came up just shy of the state record.
For those looking to try some predator hunting this year but not sure where to start, a workshop next month in Manhattan is the perfect place to find out.
The television show “Wingshooting USA” will be on hand Nov. 7-8 at Topeka’s Ravenwood Lodge for its second “Fur Feathers Friends” event.
With November upon us, many area hunters are getting ready for that traditional trek down Interstate 70 for the opening weekend of upland bird season.
Western Kansas, with its rolling prairies and acre upon acre of farmland, offers ideal pheasant and quail habitat that makes for some of the best upland bird conditions in the country.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.