Before Friday was over, Hayden had would have 21 toms within shotgun range, including 11 mature birds with longbeards. A dramatic increase in Kansas’ wild turkey population isn’t the only change the 71-year-old hunter has seen since that first Kansas Governor’s turkey hunt Turkey Hunt. Hayden began the hunt when he was governor. He’s the only hunter, out of thousands who’ve been invited, to have attended all 29 events.
Day after day for months, as they have for centuries, greater prairie chickens gather on prairie ridges to help their kind survive. The odds against them are steeper than the Flint Hills where they live.
From seven states, last weekend 180-plus people traveled in the size of caravan probably unseen in these parts since the days of the covered wagons. Rather than California or Oregon, these travelers wanted to go no further than the rocky ridges of the Saline River Valley in Russell County to find as many varieties of Kansas reptiles and amphibians as they could.
If you work out, either to be a better athlete or to get and/or stay in shape, there are guaranteed training methods to maximize results. On the other hand, there are also minor slip-ups that may diminish results. Knowing little details like when to breathe or what to eat can help improve your conditioning. Here are four tips to keep in mind when you hit the gym:
New moms have plenty to deal with when adjusting to life after giving birth. In addition to the daily stresses of caring for a newborn, your body is going through a range of physical changes from hormonal shifts to blood loss. That can make the idea of developing a post-partum fitness routine sound downright intimidating, especially when you may be feeling more out of shape than ever.
If all but the tiniest sliver of your favorite pie was left, would you eat it, or gripe that you wanted the whole pie? Would you stay indoors on the one sunny day of your weeklong beach vacation, lamenting that the other six were rained out?