“We came up with the idea because the Kansas Monster Buck Classic was canceled this year,” said Chris Griffith, of Sutherlands Outdoors Topeka. “We had a big presence at the show and were pretty disappointed when it wasn’t going to happen. We decided to do something to try and fill that void the best we could. We hope to bring a fun time for all ages of sportsman that we can continue every year going forward.”
Seminars will include:
- Longtime outdoor TV personality Phillip Vanderpool, from “The Virtue,” will be on hand to put on a turkey calling/hunting seminar.
- Larry McCoy, host of the TV show “Respect the Game” on the Sportsman’s Channel, will give a deer calling/hunting seminar.
- Tim Donges, with the Quality Deer Management Association, will talk about managing your deer herd.
- Devon Johnk, from Arrow Seed Company, will do a spot on food plots.
Planning for the event is still underway, and there will be more announcements in the coming days. To stay up-to-date, check back often on the Sutherlands Outdoors Topeka page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SutherlandsOutdoorsTopeka/.
GOING HOG WILD
Topekan Marty Reddick submitted a great photograph of his grandson, Braden Reddick, with a giant 245-pound boar he shot in Stratford, Okla., during a hunting trip with Marty and his son, Andy Reddick.
Marty said his grandson, who is 10 years old, shot the bruiser from 40 yards with his .243 Remington and it was his first hog ever.
Marty and Andy are old hunting buddies of my family, and we’ve had some good times shooting snow geese up north in White Cloud and around northeast Kansas. Congrats on the nice hog, Braden, and I hope you get some good pork out of that pig!
KTWU TO AIR PRAIRIE CHICKEN DOCUMENTARY
Topeka’s PBS affiliate, KTWU, will broadcast the Timothy Barksdale documentary “Battle on the Booming Ground” at 8:30 p.m. March 23 on KTWU (11.1) and at 10 p.m. March 16 on KTWU Enhance (11.3).
The film, which was several years in the making, focuses on the ongoing battle concerning the lesser prairie chicken’s dwindling habitat. It was filmed over several years and includes interviews with Flint Hills ranchers, footage of the prairie chicken filmed in Lyon County and burning scenes along the Flint Hills landscape.
TRAIL CAMERA FOOTAGE SUBMITTED
Topekan Dale Hossfeld submitted a bunch of great trail camera footage he shot behind his southwest Topeka home.
Included were videos of a deer running past a hawk, a line of deer walking past the camera, a bobcat walking through the snow and a buck that Hossfeld’s family has nicknamed Scar.
The videos will be posted with the online version of this column at CJOnline and on the Rouse Outdoors YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/rouseoutdoors.