Fall 2020 – Hunting Edition
In This Issue:
AFFILIATE UPDATES – KANSAS FALL ACTIVITIES – SQUIRREL HUNTING – WILDFLOWER SEED COLLECTINGBack to Newsletter Database
President’s MessageThe Kansas Wildlife Federation has been around for over 70 years and in that time we have accomplished so much—more than 30 years of Outdoor Adventure Camp, numerous testimonials and op-eds in favor of pro-outdoors legislation, years of lively annual meetings, and
strong leadership in the Kansas outdoors community. When I think of the next 70 years and how our organization will do its part to inspire and mobilize coming generations of hunters, anglers, and conservationists, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s
(KDWPT) new “Outdoors for All” concept is essential. We are proud to work with our partners at the state to make the Kansas outdoors
more diverse, inclusive, and truly available to all. Look in the coming weeks for a first big step in this effort: the Kansas hunting regulations
will be available in Spanish!
Mensaje de la Presidente
La Kansas Wildlife Federation existe desde hace más de 70 años y en ese tiempo hemos logrado mucho: más de 30 años de “OAC” (Campamento de Aventuras al Aire Libre) numerosos testimonios y artículos de opinión a favor de la legislación pro-actividades al aire libre, años de animadas reuniones anuales, y un fuerte liderazgo en la comunidad de actividades al aire libre de Kansas. Cuando pienso en los próximos 70 años y en cómo nuestra organización hará su parte para inspirar y movilizar a las próximas generaciones de cazadores, pescadores y conservacionistas, el nuevo concepto de ” Recreación al aire libre es para todos” del Departamento de Vida Silvestre, Parques y Turismo de Kansas (KDWPT) es esencial. Estamos orgullosos de trabajar con nuestros socios en el estado para hacer que el aire libre de Kansas sea más diverso, inclusivo y verdaderamente disponible para todos. Busque en las próximas semanas un primer gran paso en este esfuerzo: ¡las regulaciones de caza de Kansas estarán disponibles en Español!
NEW BOARD MEMBER
Jeffrey Seim grew up on a farm north of Grand Island, NE where he was free to explore his curiosities of the outdoor world. After completing his undergraduate (2013) and graduate (2015) degrees in biology from Fort Hays State University, Jeff began his career working with Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism. There he has conducted research as a seasonal Ecological Technician, performed wildlife conservation as a Private Lands Biologist, and currently works as a Fisheries/Wildlife Biologist with the Ecological Services Section of the agency. Jeff currently lives in Pratt, KS where he enjoys gardening, beekeeping, trapping, hunting, and fishing. Jeff will serve as the Kansas Wildlife Federation Director of Southwest Kansas.
by Brent Frazee
Fall is a time of renewal in the Kansas outdoors.
Deer are active with the cooler weather, the sky is filled with flocks of migrating waterfall, wooded areas are alive with a splash of color, and frost-covered fields beckon quail and pheasant hunters.
Looking for things to do and places to go? Here are 10 options.
Looking to get some early shots at doves? Try the Melvern Wildlife Area in eastern Kansas. The public hunting fields are teeming with sunflowers, a dove’s idea of candy. Seven managed fields totaling 115 acres will be open to hunting.
It has been dry at the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area in the central part of the state. But that’s a good thing. The weather has allowed Wildlife and Parks to work on pools, and disk under the cattails that often hinder hunters and waterfowl. Timely rains are needed, but there is water in storage pools. If hunting pools have enough water, the teal season and regular duck season hold promise.
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