Ticks are always a concern when going into the woods or duck marshes for hunting, but a species of tick not natively found in the continental United States has shown up in nine different states, causing alarm from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will again participate this year in #OptOutside, a program that takes place Nov. 23 during Black Friday to get people into the outdoors instead of in crowded stores or on their couches.
Farview Farms Meat Company, 6325 N.W. Topeka Boulevard, is beginning construction soon on a new retail area and remodeling its processing area.
The Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge in Hartford will host a youth waterfowl hunt Saturday, Nov. 3.
Hardcore waterfowl enthusiasts wanting to get an early jump on ducks are likely heading to central and western Kansas this weekend, but widespread flooding may hinder their efforts.
Waterfowl reports across northeast Kansas have been a mixed bag so far this teal season, with some areas doing better than others for a variety of reasons.
The Jefferson County Ducks Unlimited banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the American Legion in Perry.
Growing up, many outdoors enthusiasts likely had a favorite professional hunter or angler they enjoyed watching on television shows or home video.
The 2018 Waterfowl Population Survey was released Monday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and though the numbers were down from last year, they were still well above the long-term average.
With September just around the corner, several hunting seasons are coming up worth noting.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.