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.
Bird dog enthusiasts have an opportunity to show off their pups’ skills and help a good cause at the same time this fall during the Mission 22 Fun Bird Dog Tournament.
The Topeka-area chapter of Ducks Unlimited announced recently it is hosting a Firearm Frenzy and European Pheasant Hunt on March 31 at Muddy Creek Game Bird Farm, 8721 N.E. Brown Road in Meriden.
Bill that would authorize increases in hunting, fishing permit fees won’t be heard by Senate committee
The chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee says he doesn’t plan to hold hearings on a bill that would allow the state to raise prices for hunting, fishing and furharvesting licenses and permits.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism on Thursday evening reported that game wardens had confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Rooks County, located just north of Hays in north-central Kansas.
The Kaw Valley chapter of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation will host its ninth annual Sportsman’s Banquet beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th Ave. in downtown Topeka.
The Kansas regular firearm season for deer came to a close last Sunday, with many hunters finding a nice buck to claim.
The television show “Wingshooting USA” will be on hand Nov. 7-8 at Topeka’s Ravenwood Lodge for its second “Fur Feathers Friends” event.
With November upon us, many area hunters are getting ready for that traditional trek down Interstate 70 for the opening weekend of upland bird season.
Western Kansas, with its rolling prairies and acre upon acre of farmland, offers ideal pheasant and quail habitat that makes for some of the best upland bird conditions in the country.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.