Growing up, many outdoors enthusiasts likely had a favorite professional hunter or angler they enjoyed watching on television shows or home video.
With September just around the corner, several hunting seasons are coming up worth noting.
Kids looking to get into hunting this fall will have several opportunities next month:
The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will meet beginning at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Gyp Hills Guest Ranch, 3393 S.W. Woodward Road in Medicine Lodge.
Kids ages 6-16 will have an opportunity to explore a bevy of outdoors activities next weekend.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center near Great Bend will host a Great Migration Rally from 2 to 7 p.m. April 29 to teach about the life of migratory birds.
The 2018 Kansas Birding Festival will take place April 27-28 at Acorns Resort on Milford Lake.
The Kaw Valley chapter of Quail Forever will host its annual banquet Feb. 17 at the Optimist Building, 720 N.W. 50th Street in Topeka.
To submit an item for the Outdoors calendar, contact The Topeka Capital-Journal by fax: (785) 295-1230 or email at email@example.com. View the complete calendar online.
With 98 percent of Kansas land privately owned, it sometimes can be a challenge to find a spot to hunt — especially in more populated areas.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.