KDWPT: Many Kansas hunting, fishing licenses to become valid for 365 days after purchase; auto-enroll feature added
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism on Wednesday announced a new auto-renew feature for the purchase of hunting and fishing licenses that will be available for 2018, as well as a change in how long certain licenses will remain valid.
Tuttle Creek State Park staff and local experts will host a free, public afternoon trapping and predator-calling workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the park office, 5800 A River Pond Road in Manhattan.
Pre-registration isn’t required to attend.
Testing and assessment will take place Nov. 18 for prospective game wardens with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
The 15th annual Fall River Rendezvous will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Fredonia Bay area of Fall River State Park in Toronto, Kan.
Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health Center issued a warning this week for dog owners to be on the lookout for raccoons, especially those showing up during the daytime.
The founder of one of the largest sporting goods companies in the world is set to open up the “Disney World of the Outdoors” just 3 1/2 hours away from Topeka.
I received another email about the odd, dog-like creature often seen running around Topeka that has been dubbed “the Kansas Chupacabra” by one reader.
Eric Nordgren, an avid cyclist, said that he cycles almost every day and does between 15K and 20K per year.
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You may remember a brief note in my column last week about a rare badger spotted by Mike and Karen Lietz near Meriden. This week, their daughter-in-law, Debby, submitted several photos to corroborate the story.
Mike Lietz, an old friend of my family, said he had noticed an unusual critter roaming about in his brome field near N.W. 82nd and Topeka Boulevard for several evenings and decided to investigate.
He said the creature would show up around 6 p.m. every evening and had short, stubby legs. Finally, he and his wife decided to get in the truck and go check it out. When they arrived, they found out it was actually a badger.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.