Kansas Hunting News

PLJV ConocoPhillips Grants Help Fund Kansas Conservation Projects

$37,307 devoted to two Kansas projects

At a January meeting of the Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV), the group’s management board approved more than $107,000 in ConocoPhillips grants to support five conservation projects. The grants will support habitat conservation, outreach, and research efforts in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Inaugural Monster Buck Classic (We Are Kansas) Event, Scheduled for January 27th-29th, 2012

The first annual Monster Buck Classic We are Kansas event, Presented by Mossy Oak Properties of the Heartland, will be making its debut  at the Kansas ExpoCentre in Topeka, KS January 27-29, 2012.  This will be  Kansas’ first ever annual statewide Buck contest and Deer Hunting Expo.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Investigates Bald Eagle Shooting in Kansas

Reward offered for information on deaths; callers may remain anonymous

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is actively investigating the deaths of two bald eagles in Kansas. The first eagle was found in a borrow ditch on 370th Road, approximately ¼ mile north of the Ness County line, in southeastern Trego County, on Jan. 9. The USFWS worked with area veterinarians to X-ray the eagle and identified the presence of metal in the bird.

NSSF Aids Kansas Collegiate Shooting Sports Programs

Fort Hays State University, Pratt Community College among beneficiaries

Kansas Fish and Wildlife Management: Where the Money Comes From

2012 marks 75th anniversary of landmark legislation that brought wildlife back from the brink

Kansas Hunting Christmas Break

Many seasons open during Christmas, New Year’s break

Most people take some time off work during the Christmas and New Year holidays, and this is a perfect time to take advantage of cool-weather hunting with family and friends. It can be an excellent time to hunt because colder weather may hold game birds tight, bring mallards into the state, and fatten up squirrels and cottontails.

Kansas Deer Hunters: Tag Your Deer Properly

Nonresidents should know laws regarding transport through other states, as well
The regular Kansas firearm deer season is winding down, but archery season remains open the rest of the year, and several whitetail antlerless-only seasons will be held in January. After a deer is taken, hunters must dress the deer out, cool it down, and get it to a place for processing — all of which is hard work. But before moving the deer, the hunter must fill out his or her carcass tag and attach it to the deer. There is more to this than meets eye.

Permission Required to Hunt Any Private Land in Kansas

Land does not have to be posted
The Kansas firearm deer season began Nov. 30, and many other hunting season are currently open, as well. With this in mind, officials with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) are reminding all hunters that it is illegal to hunt on private land, posted or not, without the owner's permission. Whether someone actually enters private land without permission or shoots onto it from another landowner's property without permission, it is illegal.

Governor Hosts First Ringneck Classic Pheasant Hunt in Kansas

Governor Brownback, soldiers, celebrities, elected officials hunt in northwest Kansas

Kansas Sam Governor Brownback hosted the inaugural Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic on Nov. 18-20 in Oakley. Approximately 68 hunters joined the Governor for the hunt. The weekend began with a community dinner on Friday night, then hunting and an awards dinner on Saturday, followed by a bonus hunt on Sunday.

Kansas: Wild Game Royal Table Fare

Have you ever heard someone say that deer meat isn’t worth eating, that it’s “gamey” or “wild tasting”? Many people who have tried improperly-cared for venison, and many who never eaten deer, labor under this misconception. But avid deer hunters realize that these folks just don’t know what they’re missing. Many believe that whitetail deer is the best red meat on the planet. But ensuring that the meat they take lives up to this standard requires care, and when care is taken, the ultimate satisfaction of the hunt comes when the meat is served to family and friends.