New bird counts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released recently show good news for duck hunters, especially fans of mallards, gadwalls and green-winged teal.
Kyle Simmons and Brett Halstead, representing the Capital City Club, won the 2019 Kansas BASS Nation High School Championship recently at Wilson Reservoir with a two-day bag of 35.11 pounds.
Simmons and Halstead were one of four Capital City teams to sweep the top four spots at the event.
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.
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 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.
Washburn student Thomas Heinen was among eight anglers to qualify for the Kansas BASS Nation state team last Sunday.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.