What's In Outdoors Calendar
Now - Mar 3
The Flint Hills Gobblers Youth Essay contest is taking entries once again. Deadline for essays is March 3. In 500 words or less, please share your most memorable outdoor experience with the Gobblers. Youth 16 and under will stand a chance to win a guided turkey hunt and a brand new shotgun! - Entry Form and Info
Monster Bucks at the Topeka Expocentre - http://www.monsterbuckclassic.com/
The Lyon County Quail Forever Chapter will hold its 1st Annual Banquet at the American Legion in Emporia, Kansas on Saturday, January 31, 2015. - Flyer
See attachment concerning sponsorship levels and memberships. For more information, please call Nik Roth at 620-794-3998
Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show
Kansas Wildlife Federation - 64th Annual Meeting - Info
14th Annual Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic & Hunters Education Class - Flyer/Info
Fletcher Scott, retired school teacher, outdoor writer, craftsman and hunter education instructor and my first cousin “Jack of all Trades” and master of most of them, Maron McConnell will join us on the show. Fletcher will give us the low down on the history of quail hunting in Alabama and their decline in numbers.
Maron and I display his talent in making serving trays out of native pine he got from the old Russell Mills “Sportswear” factory in Alexander City, Alabama. Slow growing wood, showing the tree rings in tight succession makes for a stronger, higher quality wood and better tray.
Squealers or fiddlers are small channel cat and make a squealing, croaking sound when you take them off the hook. The skies cleared and we were able to spend an enjoyable afternoon on Lake Martin, squealer fishing!
More enjoyment came when we sat down to a traditional southern fish dinner of hush puppies, cole slaw, fried fish and French fries. Cousin Faye’s home made jellies and relishes were so good they made my lips fall in love!
View of my “home away from home” from the drive way of Cousin Bettie and Clarence McMillan’s home on Lake Martin.
National Shoot to Retrieve Association NSTRA pointing and retrieving field events are an excellent way for the hunter to keep man’s best friend----that is, if his wife plays golf and doesn’t cook any more---in shape and into birds before and after the upland game bird season. NSTRA was started by a group of dedicated bird hunters who were looking for a way to extend the fun they enjoyed with their bird dogs. Trials not only extend the bird dog season, but also provide a sportsmanlike atmosphere to compete with others who enjoy bird dogs and to recognize their accomplishments. Camaraderie and training philosophies run amok.
What a fantastic job by the Lyon county 4-h shooting sports kids at the state archery match held at T.H.E. Archery Club near Topeka. Eighteen kids from Lyon County 4-H Shooting Sports competed in the Bow Hunter, Open and Bare bow categories.
In the Senior Bow hunter category Kohl Prose placed 1st in FITA,1st in 3-D and 1st overall with a total score of 412 out of 440 points possible!
In the Junior Bow hunter category Rider Nettleton placed 4th in FITA, 6th in 3-D and 5th overall with a score of 396. The Lyon county bow hunter team of Kohl Prose, Rider Nettleton, Taylor Botkin and Deryk Witherspoon placed 2nd! Team Alternates were Jarrett Botkin and Dayne Witherspoon. Others competing in junior bow hunter category were Eli Blankley, 292; Lucas Blankley 348; Jarrett Botkin 361; Riley Botkin 312; Garlin Hanlin 316; Karalyn Karjala 349; Dayne Witherspoon 342; and Deryk Witherspoon 370. In the senior bow hunter category Shelby Baker-McElfresh scored 300; Taylor Botkin 314;and Luke Ikerd 326.
In the Open catetory Kohl Prose placed 2nd in FITA, 3rd in 3-D, and 2nd overall with 414! Maura Halleran placed 8th in open with a score of 370! The Lyon County Open team of Kohl Prose, Maura Halleran, Isaac Cushenbery, 346 and Karalyn Karjala, 320 placed 4th! Alternates were Garlin Hanlin, 322 and Thomas Halleran, 274.
Isaac Cushenbery competed in the bare bow category and scored 210.
September 27 the Lyon County 4-H Shotgun team will compete at the State Match in Valley Center and on October 4, the Lyon County Smallbore Rifle, Smallbore Pistol and Muzzleloading teams will compete at the State Match in Topeka.
Emporia Police help a child learn about fishing
David Zumbaugh, Outdoor Writers of Kansas and Director at Large of the Kansas Wildlife Federation entertained patrons with his dog and stories at the Kansas Wildlife Federation booth both Friday and Saturday.