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Ice fishing is over and most lakes are open. Reports are few as not many anglers out on the water. Crappie and Walleye reports usually are good right after ice goes out. Trout fishing good in stocked impoundments.
February 8, 2016
The Kansas legislature is in session and that means..."watch out because these folks are infamous for creating problems for outdoors folks". There are some senators and representatives that respect the environment and how it affects our wildlife and fish.
Senator Larry Powel from Garden City is not one of those who respects the environment and has a record of introducing and supporting measures that would hurt Kansas hunting and fishing. Powel is in a powerful position as the chairman of the senate natural resources committee.
Salina senator Tom Arpke is also on that committee and hopefully he will not go along with Powell's latest attempt to hurt hunters and anglers.
Senate bill 383 would basically gut current environmental protection measures from both the state and federal governments. So Powel wants to let feedlots drain into rivers and streams. He also wants to tell the federal government where to stick their environmental and endangered species regulations.
Picking a fight with the federal government over the endangered species act could result in the loss of funds that Kansas gets from the feds. Federal excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment is paid back to the states for worthy projects. Lawmakers like Powel basically can screw the Kansas outdoors person out of their own money.
If you want to see what happens without regulation on what you let drain into our rivers and streams, just go to Milford reservoir where toxic blue-green algae has created a hazordous environment. This endangers pets and small childen who enter Milfords water in the summertime. We can blame that on poor environmental regulations in Nebraska letting polutants into the Republican river that create a home for blue-green algae.
One of the watchdogs for actions affecting the outdoors is the Kansas Audobon Society and many times they are the quickest and best sources for legislative actions. I am really surprised that KDWPT did not sent out an alert to the media...you know...I'm not really surprised. They just have been lax lately on their communications to the media.