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.
Prevalence of chronic wasting disease — a cousin to mad cow disease that affects deer, elk and other cervids — is on the rise in western Kansas, according to a biologist with the state’s top wildlife agency.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism on Thursday evening reported that game wardens had confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Rooks County, located just north of Hays in north-central Kansas.
Nebraska considers hearing on proposed river diversion that Kansas says could imperil state’s waterways
The Nebraska District of Natural Resources is currently mulling its options on a project that would divert water from the Platte River into the Republican River.
Elk hunting is well known for being a physically challenging endeavor.
Illinois-based GS Media and Events announced this week it has purchased eight outdoors consumer shows from Missouri-based RJ Promotions, Inc., including the Topeka RV and Sport Show and the Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show, both of which take place annually at the Kansas Expocentre.
Fall is right around the corner, and with it some great waterfowl hunting.
George Zantvoort of FishingBooker.com, a website that helps anglers arrange fishing trips, shared with me an interesting story about a client of the website who was planning to fish in all 50 states.
College fishing clubs from across the state of Kansas will have a chance to compete close to home for a spot in the Bassmaster College Fishing National Championship.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.