The City of Topeka Utilities Department issued a news release Thursday night warning Topeka residents to avoid contact with the Shunganunga Creek because of recent samples showing elevated bacteria levels in the waters.
Between heavy rains putting a damper on fishing and camping in much of Kansas and the turkey season ending on Friday, outdoors enthusiasts may be at a loss for what to do with their time heading into June.
The Lake Shawnee Yacht Club will begin hosting free beginner’s sailing lessons starting this week.
A hunting-themed event for youths ages 11 to 18 is set to take place next weekend in Linwood.
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.
The 2019 Kansas squirrel hunting season kicks off June 1, and to mark the occasion, an assisted squirrel hunting event is slated in Manhattan.
The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission approved the state’s 2019-20 waterfowl seasons during its April 25 meeting in Colby.
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.
Louisburg’s Ryan German and Gardner’s Tony Niemeyer captured the Kansas Crappie Trail victory last Sunday on El Dorado Reservoir, hauling in an 11.56-pound bag to top the second-place team of Riley’s Frank Haidusek and Leavenworth’s Dalton Thomas with 11.06 pounds.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.