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Hunter Education classes.
Dates and sign up at Ace Hardware in Salina
Young Guns for up coming events contact Rich Sullivan office:827-0321 or cell:826-0217.
Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meetings:
January 9, 2014
March 20, 2014
Bob's Best Bets
Oct 31,2013 Milford Wipers are providing some action for anglers though out the lake. Diving gulls are the key to finding the active Wipers. White Bass are good at most of the reservoirs with some lakes providing some good top water action.
Wilson good for Walleyes on the deep river channel breaks. Some reports of good Crappie fishing but most anglers waiting for colder water to bunch up the fish.
October 31, 2013 Both hunters and fishermen will be busy in the next 6 weeks. Upland bird seasons will kick off in November along with more waterfowl opportunities. The Deer rut will find most archers in tree stands and ground blinds hoping to harvest a nice Buck. As water temperatures drop at lakes and reservoirs, Crappies school up and anglers hit the brush piles for some fast action.
If you are a 'multi tasking' outdoors person that enjoys both hunting and fishing, it's a great time of the year. It can also be tough on some days what to do. Those nice calm days in November can be spent in a tree stand waiting for a big buck or on a reservoir filling the livewell with Crappies, Walleyes or White Bass.
Some 'multi tasking' outdoors folks may manage to do both. Early morning hours in the Deer stand and afternoons in a boat fishing. Makes for long days but those can fit both pursuits into one day are living the Kansas outdoor life to the fullest.
Had a friend a few years ago that opted to hunt Ducks at the lake we were fishing. I dropped him and his decoys off early in a cove and then I fished until late morning. Quite a mixed bag in the livewell. Walleyes, White Bass, Mallards, Teal and a Pin Tail.
Others have combined fishing with hunting at farm ponds. They set a couple rods out for Catfish or Bass and then wait for Ducks to come into their decoy spread. So what do you do when the Ducks are coming in and your Catfish rod starts signaling a bite I asked a guy who frequently did this.
"Shoot first and reel later", he answered.
Army Corps of Engineers has been talking about getting out of the park management business at reservoirs. Some discussions with Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism have taken place recently. The recent federal government shut down at local reservoirs is a good reason to pursue this idea for KDWPT.
KDWPT Commission removed all restrictions on cartridge size and caliber of centerfire rifles and centerfire handguns for big game hunting. At the same time the commission removed any restrictions on the use of crossbows during archery seasons. All full metal jacket ammunition is still illegal for hunting.