New bird counts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released recently show good news for duck hunters, especially fans of mallards, gadwalls and green-winged teal.
Fishing icon Ned Kehde critical of plans to spray Lake Shawnee with herbicide to control Eurasian milfoil
Lake Shawnee has been identified time and again as one of the most idyllic locations in Shawnee County, leading county commissioners to invest heavily in the area in recent years with new walking paths and other features.
In addition to controlling vegetation within Lake Shawnee, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism also is in charge of regularly stocking the lake with fish to maintain healthy populations.
The Topeka chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host its 52nd annual banquet and live auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Topeka.
The Bluestem chapter of Ducks Unlimited is hosting its second annual Bar Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Willies Sports Bar & Grill, 151 N. Main in El Dorado.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism unveiled some troubling news for Lyon County boaters and anglers this week.
The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission approved the statewide antelope season, as well as deer seasons for select military installations, during its June 13 meeting at Salina’s Rolling Hills Zoo.
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.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.