Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Category - Hunting/Fishing Sun, 29 May 2016 06:13:37 GMT Jeff Fuller - Kansas Waterfowl http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/14/Jeff-Fuller---Kansas-Waterfowl/3120/ Jeff Fuller&nbsp;host and executive producer of&nbsp;Sporting Dog Adventures&nbsp;is an avid Kansas-hunting fan. We recently caught up with him to ask why he likes bringing his family to hunt in ... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/14/Jeff-Fuller---Kansas-Waterfowl/3120/ Once-in-a-Lifetime Hunting Moments http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/10/Once-in-a-Lifetime-Hunting-Moments/3119/ Truly, I was a little spoiled growing up as a deer hunter in Kansas – one of the best states in the country for bowhunting whitetails. For me, opening day is akin to Christmas Eve, so exciting is ... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/10/Once-in-a-Lifetime-Hunting-Moments/3119/ Troy's First Turkey: Kansas Hooks a New Turkey Hunter http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/2/Troy-s-First-Turkey-Kansas-Hooks-a-New-Turkey-Hunter/3117/ &nbsp;Sharing in the thrill of a hunter’s first turkey kill is exciting. And when that hunter is your spouse, it’s the making for a perfect Friday night date – especially in the spring, when Kansas ... Mon, 02 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/2/Troy-s-First-Turkey-Kansas-Hooks-a-New-Turkey-Hunter/3117/ My Kansas Turkey Hunt: The Belly Crawl and The Train http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/10/My-Kansas-Turkey-Hunt-The-Belly-Crawl-and-The-Train/3115/ Friday morning dawn came fast. I’d put the birds to bed the night before at the Grand Osage Wildlife Area in Parsons, Kan., so I knew right where I’d find the turkeys. The lady at the security ... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/10/My-Kansas-Turkey-Hunt-The-Belly-Crawl-and-The-Train/3115/ What Makes Kansas a Yearly Stop for Wingshooting USA’s Scott Linden? http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/3/What-Makes-Kansas-a-Yearly-Stop-for-Wingshooting-USA-s-Scott-Linden-/3104/ The beginning of each November brings pheasant hunters from all over the country to Kansas. Although our state is popular for many types of game, our upland bird hunting holds a special place and is a long-held tradition for many hunters. Scott Linden, host of&nbsp;Wingshooting USA, and frequent Kansas hunter, shares with us his thoughts about hunting pheasant in Kansas. 1. What do you enjoy most about hunting in Kansas? The people, the weather, the variety of habitats. I feel “at home” when I visit Kansas, welcomed by almost everyone I meet. Kansas is far enough south that the weather during bird season is usually quite pleasant … not cold, not too hot for the dogs. And despite the cliché, Kansas is not flat as a pancake – I love the rolling hills, river bottoms and woods that make for a unique hunting experience. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/3/What-Makes-Kansas-a-Yearly-Stop-for-Wingshooting-USA-s-Scott-Linden-/3104/ Fishing Guide Services Lead to Lots of Fish and Lots of Fun http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/8/Fishing-Guide-Services-Lead-to-Lots-of-Fish-and-Lots-of-Fun/3061/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/CatDaddy-5.jpg'/><br/> As someone who has fished quite a few Kansas lakes for bass, crappie, walleye and wiper, but never catfish, I took interest in&nbsp;recent stories&nbsp;of monster catfish being caught around the state. Motivated by dreams of reeling in a fish half my size, I decided it was time to try it out. I knew a couple of things about fishing for big cats: 1) I'd need stink bait and 2) I'd need a bigger fishing pole. Instead of buying a new pole, 100-lb test line and risking life and limb with my limited knowledge, I called up&nbsp;R.R. &quot;CatDaddy&quot; Shumway, a local catfish guide based in Topeka. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/8/Fishing-Guide-Services-Lead-to-Lots-of-Fish-and-Lots-of-Fun/3061/ Blue Catfish Success at El Dorado Lake http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/19/Blue-Catfish-Success-at-El-Dorado-Lake/3053/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/blues1.jpg'/><br/> In the summer of 2011, an 80 lb flathead catfish was caught and documented by biologists who were electro-fishing in El Dorado Reservoir. In August of 2012, the new state record blue catfish was pulled from the Missouri river in northeast Kansas, weighing 102.8 lbs. With these two special events, the catfish of Kansas have become something of a legend. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/19/Blue-Catfish-Success-at-El-Dorado-Lake/3053/ Looking for a Fight at Milford Lake http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/21/Looking-for-a-Fight-at-Milford-Lake/3032/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Wiper--Jimmy.JPG'/><br/> While working at a marina in college, I pulled out dead minnows from our live tanks and threw them off the dock every day. Usually, I'd watch the minnows float away to see carp and crappies come up to snatch an easy meal. One slow morning, a big fish appeared out of nowhere, grabbed a minnow, and was gone in a flash. I ran up to the marina to grab a hook and line. I dangled another dead minnow just off the dock and before I knew it, my line snapped by that same lightning-fast strike. Tue, 21 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/21/Looking-for-a-Fight-at-Milford-Lake/3032/ Walk-In Hunting Areas: Opportunities for Every Hunter http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/14/Walk-In-Hunting-Areas-Opportunities-for-Every-Hunter/3012/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/WIHAlandscape2.jpg'/><br/> Hunting requires hard work, intense preparation and dedicated focus to reach success. It also offers the adrenaline rush, the satisfaction and all the rewards that come with any popular sports season. &nbsp;Essentially, that is what makes hunting so addictive, and keeps hunters in the outdoors season after season, and year after year. The challenges are worth the rewards. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/14/Walk-In-Hunting-Areas-Opportunities-for-Every-Hunter/3012/ Controlled Shooting Areas - Making the Most of Upland Bird Hunting in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/19/Controlled-Shooting-Areas---Making-the-Most-of-Upland-Bird-Hunting-in-Kansas-/3007/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/pheasanthunting1.jpg'/><br/> One advantage of the many hunting opportunities in Kansas is the anticipation of looking forward to the next season and the next big opening day. Some seasons offer boisterous camaraderie with other outdoorsmen, while other hunts require patience and a complete disconnect with the rest of the world. Regardless of the season or the experiences that come from it, most hunters simply revel in the opportunity to be outdoors. The best hunting trips have a way of getting into the blood and creating a stream of never-ending enthusiasm, so it's no big surprise that most hunters live for their favorite seasons.&nbsp; Tue, 19 Feb 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/19/Controlled-Shooting-Areas---Making-the-Most-of-Upland-Bird-Hunting-in-Kansas-/3007/