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.
Perry Reservoir in Jefferson County has long been a treasure trove for catfish hunters, and one spot in particular was the crown jewel — the Hog Trough.
Runner-up Jeremy Montgomery, of Overland Park, led a strong effort by the Kansas delegation at the 2019 TNT Fireworks BASS Nation Central Regional on Lake Guntersville in Alabama, one of three Kansas team members to place in the top 10 at Saturday’s weigh-in.
The Kansas paddlefish season begins next week, and fans of the ancient species of gamefish will soon have a chance to say “Fish on!”
A prehistoric fish species with a world record set in Kansas will once again be up for grabs beginning in March.
Crappie Masters tournament angler and Oklahoma fishing guide Todd Huckabee has a wealth of fishing experience at his disposal when seeking out big slabs.
When it comes to mushroom hunting in the Midwest, one man reigns supreme.
Crappie University is returning to Johnson County Community College in Overland Park for a third straight year to give crappie anglers a crash course on advanced techniques for catching big slabs.
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.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.