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.
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 state’s wildlife agency is tagging walleye with ultrasonic transmitters at a popular Kansas reservoir in the hopes of better understanding their behavior.
The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission approved the 2019-20 big game season dates, among other items, during its March 28 meeting in Topeka.
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.
Westar Energy will host youth spring turkey hunts from April 1-16 at Jeffrey Energy Center, located 7 miles north of St. Marys.
The Kansas paddlefish season begins next week, and fans of the ancient species of gamefish will soon have a chance to say “Fish on!”
A prehistoric fish species with a world record set in Kansas will once again be up for grabs beginning in March.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.