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Southeast Kansas Strip Mines, An Outdoorsman's Paradise

Southeast Kansas is home to some of the most secluded, yet compelling, fishing opportunities in all of Kansas.  Known as the Mined Land Wildlife Area, almost 14,500 acres of land and over 200 lakes are home to several species of fish, from catfish and largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish and bluegill, to brown and rainbow trout.This area offers ideal fishing and extraordinary wildlife opportunities. 

Posted on September 13, 2012 10:12AM by Elizabeth Peterson

Youth Hunting: Life Lessons Learned, Memories Made

  One of the most amazing things about being a mother is the chance to watch my daughter discover and learn about the world around her. The best part about it for me is that she inspires me to see the same every day, mundane things in a new light. Every day becomes an adventure, a new chance to explore and learn and grow. "

Posted on August 16, 2012 12:03PM by Elizabeth Peterson

A Guide to Kansas Catfish: Pink Princess Poles to Noodling

One of the first fish I ever caught was a small channel cat out of a creek not far from our farmhouse. I remember reeling it up over the edge of the bridge with my pink princess fishing pole, the smile on my face almost as big as the one plastered on my Dad’s face. To this day I still think catfish are some of the ugliest and creepiest creatures out there, but the opportunities and taste of a Kansas catfish can rarely be exceeded.

Posted on July 12, 2012 10:56AM by Elizabeth Peterson

Sugar and Spice? You Better Think Twice: Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Weekend

Following the Flint Hills Scenic Byway on my drive to Rock Springs 4-H Camp, I found myself growing more excited with every passing mile. The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman KANSAS workshop (BOW) was something I had looked forward to for weeks. I planned, packed, settled my husband and kids, and after much anticipation, finally rounded the corner and got my first glimpse of my home for the weekend, Hansen Cabin. The parking lot was a hive of activity as women from all over the state began to arrive. When I found my room and bunk, I was surprised to discover a BOW backpack filled with a few goodies and supplies for the weekend. I got settled a bit, grabbed my new backpack and map and headed out on my way to introductions and lunch. Walking the path away from the cabin, Rock Springs immediately drew me in. The walkways are relaxing and shaded, meandering through many beautiful, mature trees, over quaint bridges, and around stone seating areas.

Posted on June 18, 2012 9:28AM by Sara Brown

Passing on the Crappie Tradition

One of the best times of the year for fishing in Kansas is in the spring, right in the middle of the crappie spawning season. As the weather starts warming up and the fields start to turn green, ...

Posted on May 10, 2012 11:12AM by Elizabeth Peterson

Spring Turkey Hunting

Three turkeys   Spring turkey season is one of the most anticipated hunting seasons of the year. The landscape is turning green again and the toms (male turkeys) are strutting their ...

Posted on April 12, 2012 10:33AM by Elizabeth Peterson

Ice Fishing Across Kansas

  The first part of every new year is usually the time that most people hibernate, cuddle up in their homes in front of the fireplace or a good movie, ...

Posted on February 16, 2012 9:34AM by Elizabeth Peterson

Coyote Hunting in Kansas

 One of the best things about being a hunter and living in Kansas is I’m never far away from quality hunting and fishing opportunities, even in the dead of winter. Most people assume once ...

Posted on January 12, 2012 4:40PM by Elizabeth Peterson

The adrenaline rush of deer hunting in Kansas

My hunting partner and I had split up. I was stationed at the end of a long, snaking draw grown up with tall grass and small locust trees, he at the other. We considered ourselves bowhunters, but ...

Posted on December 29, 2011 8:54AM by Mike Miller


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