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
Legislative Luncheon, Rotunda at the Capitol in Topeka What's in Outdoors, Fishing's Future
14th Annual Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic & Hunters Education Class - Flyer/Info
Late night Critter Camp Plus at Lee Arena, Washburn University, Topeka, Scouts. What's in Outdoors, Fishing's Future
|Apr 4||Hunter education class, Falley Scout Reservation, Scouts, John Young|
|Apr 11||KWF BOD meeting...Location to be announced.|
|Apr 18||Topeka Zoo Earth Day Activity - Fishing's Future|
|Apr 25||Wounded Warriors United Turkey Hunt - Fred Masters - What's in Outdoors Radio|
|Apr 25||Ad Astra Archery Topeka - http://www.sos.ks.gov/archery/main.html|
|Apr 26||Quail Forever QF Youth Fishing Derby at Olpe|
|Apr 30||CCP Emporia High School Stream Day|
|May 3-5||Outdoor Writers of Kansas Conference, Emporia ---youth outdoor day on May 3rd at Eisenhower Park, Melvern Lake.|
|May 21||Keep it a Safe Summer - Emporia|
|May 26-30||National Team Walleye Tournament, Milford Lake, What's in Outdoors radio, youth clinic|
|May 31||High school fishing tournament Milford Lake|
|June 6||Critter Camp Plus CCP Ravenwood Sporting Clays, Auburn, Kan|
|June 6||Flint Hills Chapter NWTF Banquet|
|June 6||Conrad Carson Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament, Osage City|
|June 7||Critter Camp Plus.....Girl Scouts at Camp EE WIO-FF|
|June 8-12||Prairie Land Partner's Gator Rally|
|June 13||Symphony on the Flint Hills..Tall Grass Prairie|
|July 14-17||I CAST Orlando, Florida---- Fishing's Future What's in Outdoors Radio|
|July 23||Youth activity for special kids/families including swimming, archery and fishing. Emporia Country Club. Fishing's Future, BBBS, TSA Outdoors What's in Outdoors|
|Aug 15||TARC benefit, WIBW-TV Chris Fisher, Ravenwood|
Brewers and Broadcasters Golf Tournament
Bluestem Farm and Ranch Conservation Days first Friday and Saturday in September
Joyful Noise, Camp Wood
Kansas Hunt/Fish Expo--Beau Arndt Appreciation Day. Peter Pan Park
For immediate release:
The Emporia chapter of the QUWF working in cooperation with the Flint Hills Chapter of the QUWF would like to announce the merger of the two groups. Effective immediately these chapters, who have for years worked closely on conservation, youth and habitat projects, will form one entity.
There are no plans to change the overall goals or current project plans throughout the Flint Hills region and it is the belief of the committee members of both groups that the efforts of QUWF as an organization will greatly benefit from this merger.
For more information on current project plans, membership or sponsor opportunities or you just want to know more about the QUWF please contact Chris Grant, Kurtis Meierhoff, Chris Myers, or Phil Taunton for more information.
Our 2015 annual Banquet will be Saturday, February 21 at the Morris County Fair Building.
QUWF……Formed in 2009, the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc™ (QUWF), based in Buffalo, Missouri, a rural community whose agricultural roots and moral compass reflect the core of QUWF, was organized to better focus efforts, donated dollars and partnerships on immediate and positive habitat projects to “Turn-The- Dirt“©™ for all upland wildlife.
Photos courtesy of Jacob Welsh
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.