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BIOLOGISTS ANGLING FOR WALLEYE FISHERMEN

Early spring walleye spawning attracts anglers, fisheries biologists PRATT — In late March and early April, walleye migrate to rocky shallows in Kansas reservoirs to spawn. At this time, anglers gather along rip-rapped dams hoping to catch large walleye by casting jigs, rattle traps, crank baits, and stick baits from…


FISHING ATLAS INDISPENSIBLE ANGLING AID

Atlas including maps of all public-access fishing areas now online; printed copies shipping March 9 PRATT, KS ­­— Warmer March weather is welcome news for Kansas anglers, and more good news may be found in the 2011 Kansas Fishing Atlas, now available for viewing and download from the Kansas Department…


WESTAR ENERGY GREEN TEAM NOVICE TURKEY HUNTS APRIL 1-17

Registration deadline March 25; preference given to inexperienced hunters PRATT — April 1-17, the Westar Energy Green Team will guide youth who have never harvested a turkey at its Jeffrey Energy Center, about 45 minutes northwest of Topeka. Assisted by experienced volunteer guides and hunting from stationary ground blinds, youngsters…


KANSAS, ILLINOIS AUTHORITIES COOPERATE IN TURKEY STING

Effingham County, Illinois, men plead guilty in Kansas turkey poaching case SPRINGFIELD, IL — A two-year, cooperative investigation among the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has resulted in the prosecution of 11 Effingham…


Nemaha County Pheasants Forever to Conduct Game Habitat Seminar in Kansas

Event takes place March 31 at Valentino’s in Seneca SENECA — The Nemaha County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will conduct a game habitat seminar at 6:30 p.m. at Valentino’s South Room in Seneca. After the audience is settled in with free beverages and hors devours, Pheasants Forever Senior Field Coordinator…


Kansas Is Hunter’s Heaven For Winter Waterfowl

Good duck hunting still ahead; goose seasons extend into February PRATT — Avid Kansas waterfowl hunters never worry about the post-holiday blues. For them, January and February mean some of the best hunting of the year. Late-migrating mallards are often abundant when shallow waters freeze, and mallards concentrate on rivers…


Quail Forever Sets Sights on Three New Kansas Chapters

St. John, McLouth, Ottawa to host launch of county chapters SALINA — Quail Forever (QF), a non-profit organization dedicated to quail conservation and education, will conduct organizational meetings at three locations in Kansas this November. Sportsmen and women are invited to attend the meetings, designed to launch QF chapters in…


New Freshwater Drum State Record Certified in Kansas

Big Blue River catch breaks 26-year-old mark for species PRATT — A Blue Rapids angler has set a new Kansas record for freshwater drum. Bill Hull was fishing in the Big Blue River above Tuttle Creek Reservoir when he hooked the 31.5-pound fish on a trotline. The catch was 37…


Alaska Joins Cooperative Effort to Protect Nation’s Wildlife

On September 8, Alaska became the 30th state to join the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC) in a cooperative effort to protect the nation’s wildlife resources. Founded in 1989 by charter states Colorado, Oregon and Nevada, the IWVC is a multi-state program that provides law enforcement agencies greater authority and…


Breeding Ducks Down, But Still Above Long-term Average

Estimate is 9 percent below last year but 11 percent above long-term average WASHINGTON, DC — According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the preliminary estimate of total ducks from the 2008 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was just over 37 million. This is a 9 percent…