A potential cougar spotting, a fledging bald eagle and a street-wise turkey are just a few of the unusual and interesting items worth discussing this week in the great outdoors.
When Stacy Hoeme first noticed the two different sizes of prairie chickens on his Scott City property in 1998, he asked a wildlife biologist with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism whether the smaller of the two birds were lesser prairie chickens.
Lesser prairie chicken conservation in western Kansas being boosted by ecotourism efforts of state, ranchers
A handful of ranches in northwest Kansas have become a haven for lesser prairie chickens and the bird watchers who travel entire continents to view their spring mating dance.
Now, the ranchers who once saw the vulnerable species of grouse as a nuisance see a potential economic opportunity, thanks to an ecotourism initiative by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
Lifetime Kansas hunting/fishing license, guided crappie trip among prizes for Kansas Kids 2019 Youth Outdoor Experience Contest
I had a few days off this past week, and boy did I have some big plans for how to spend them.
Mushroom hunting, fishing, enjoying a little peace and quiet in the good ol’ outdoors — man, Mother Nature must hate me.
Bird dog enthusiasts have an opportunity to show off their pups’ skills and help a good cause at the same time this fall during the Mission 22 Fun Bird Dog Tournament.
The Justin Corbet Foundation Youth in the Outdoors Day is set to run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at Ravenwood Lodge, 10147 S.W. 61st Street in Topeka.
Kansas waterfowlers should head west in search of snow geese during early part of extended goose season
The regular Canada goose, light goose and white-fronted goose seasons all ended Sunday night, but waterfowlers will still be able to chase light geese through the end of April during the conservation order extended season that began Monday morning.
Nineteen of the 26 Kansas state parks will participate in First Day Hike events on New Year’s Day.
Kansas turkey seasons set for fall 2018, spring 2019; paddlefish egg regulations passed by commission
The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission has approved dates for the 2019-20 turkey seasons, among other items, during its monthly meeting earlier this month in Wichita.
Prairie Spirit Trail, Flint Hills State Parks dropping requirement of trail permit for usage in 2019
The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission voted last month to repeal the regulation requiring trail access permits at Prairie Spirit Trail State Park and Flint Hills State Park, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.