The Wichita Eagle
The Wichita Eagle
BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST, S.D. —The brown trout looked the size of some salmon and wore neon colors of a brightness seldom seen without electricity.
The purple martins returning to roost in trees at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis remains one of the top wildlife events I've seen in 30 years of traveling.
Many years ago I watched possible bloodshed be avoided, thanks to a chain fishing stringer and some ingenuity.
GREENWOOD COUNTY — American parents annually spend many millions for their children's entertainment.
Evening shadows were almost across the water by the time I arrived.
A May 17 article in The Eagle told of how El Dorado hopes to sell water from its nearby lake to Wichita.
Old fishing line is in, over and along American waters by thousands of collective miles.
Wind-driven sleet is pounding the windows and it's skin-numbing cold outside.
RENO COUNTY — Like many Kansans, my Monday morning began with 10 minutes of scraping to get my vehicle ready to roll.
From clouds of tiny birds to gargantuan fish breaking state records, a lot happened in the Kansas outdoors in 2010.
For decades, Kansas has been a land of wing shooting.
While in a barber's chair, I've heard many stories about deer being shot.
Even in the weak glow of a small flashlight, the strength of the buck's antlers was easy to see.
LEAVENWORTH COUNTY New York to Honolulu. That's almost the number of miles I logged to and from our family farm this spring and summer.
HARVEY COUNTY — A dense mist rose into the cool autumn air and the prairie grasses were in their autumn golds and reds.
Like many outdoorsmen, I find fascination in reading J.R. Mead's "Hunting and Trading on the Great Plains."
CHEYENNE BOTTOMS — They came en masse from the murky waters, so numerous that if one stopped, others crawled over it or pushed it aside.
As thick as my leg but longer, the big northern pike was obviously in ambush mode.
For a state agency, withholding information from the public is a good way to lose trust and cooperation.