Mike Losik - Farm Bureau Financial Services

Send us photos of your angling or hunting trophies. Photos should be in the jpeg format. We'll post them on our "trophy page" Use the address below to send us your reports and photos. Email us at :outdoors@adhelp.com

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Central Kansas chapter of the NWTF annual banquet set for April 5th.  More information at the following link:



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 8, 2015  Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation, Sunflower Room, 200 E 3rd St lower lever, Bonner Springs, KS  1:00 pm CDT 

March 26, 2015  Kansas History Center, 6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS  1:00 pm 

April 23, 2015  Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS  1:00 pm 

June 18, 2015  Hays, Location TBA  1:00 pm      

  Outdoor links.
Ks Wildlife Federation

Kansas Weather

K C Corp of Engineers

Tulsa Corp of Engineers

NWS River levels

KS Wildlife and Parks

Kansas Wildscape

Nebr Game and Parks

Colorado Div of Wildlife

Kansas River flows

Kansas Walleye Assoc 




Bob's Best Bets  
Dec 17, 2014   
Crappie anglers starting to catch some nice stringers at Milford reservoir.  Reports also good at Marion and Council Grove.  Glen Elder which has been a hotspot for the past few years has been slow so far this winter.  Best reports from Milford have been from boaters fishing around the marina areas.  Mixed reports from Walleye anglers at Wilson with some doing very well while others struggling to catch fish.
Wild game of Kansas cook book by Mike Pearce, Wichita Eagle outdoor writer and photographer is now available.  Good present for an hunter or angler.  Available online at the Eagles website.  www.kansas.com/oudoors          
Army Corps of Engineers has been talking about getting out of the park management business at reservoirs in the Tulsa District.  Some discussions with Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism have taken place over the past few years. Last year's federal government shut down at local reservoirs is a good reason to pursue this idea for KDWPT.
Dec 17,2014  It's that time of year again when some folks struggle with what to get the outdoors people in the family.  The best simple answer is clothes.  For hunters, warm clothes.  Even anglers need warm clothes if they go after those early spring bites in March and April.
Some items like guns and fishing rods are a personal
preference and if you have specific information from the
one you are shopping for then you may be ok.
Shells and lures are great stocking stuffers along with
hand and toe warmers.f you have the money, a great gift for a young person is a Kansas lifetime hunting or fishing license.  Those who have a lifetime license will always have resident status in Kansas, no matter where they might reside, when it comes resident permite prices or drawings for limited permits.
Of course the easiest way to solve the problem is a gift
certificate, not as personal but takes the guesswork out of it.
For the youngsters, many use Christmas to give them
their first gun.  Interesting that when I talk to other
outdoors folks that many who got that first gun in their
youth still have that shotgun or rifle.  Some have even
passed it down to their children.