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.
The Kaw Valley chapter of Quail Forever is doing a fun activity with the Silver Lake Elementary fifth grade class that’s worth mention.
Chris Morgan and Michael Roberts finished out the Kansas Crappie Club regular season strong on Saturday, weighing 9.09 pounds of fish to take first place at the Melvern Reservoir tournament ahead of the Sept. 8-9 state championship.
There’s something in the air in northeast Kansas — and it isn’t the flu.
There was quite a stir this week among birdwatchers after the sighting of a swallow-tailed kite, a migratory bird of prey that hasn’t been seen in Shawnee County since the 1970s.
The National Wild Turkey Federation has a bevy of events coming up for hunting enthusiasts of all ages to partake in this fall.
I had a wild time fishing last week across Topeka.
I decided to start out by walking along Shunga Creek, hoping to see some bass in the deeper spots after the rains we’ve been having.
While most people look to avoid snakes — colloquially known as “nope ropes” by the less adventurous among us — while out in the woods, some brave souls purposefully try to find them.
Mid-creek musings as I ponder whether we’ll get as much rain this spring as last:
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.