Outdoors

Outdoor schedules

Birding/Nature

Wednesday — Slate Creek Christmas Bird Count, Slate Creek Baptist Church, 8 a.m. Call Gene Young 620-442-4165 or youngg6264@yahoo.com

Saturday — Wichita Christmas Bird Count, Lawrence-Dumont Stadium parking lot, 7:30 a.m. Call 687-4268 or kgroeneweg@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday — Halstead/Newton Christmas Bird Count, Kaufman Museum, North Newton, 6:45 a.m. Call 316-283-6708 or platword@southwind.net.

Sunday — Winfield/Udall Christmas Bird County, Beech Science Center, Southwestern College, 7:30 a.m. Call 620-229-6304.

Dec. 26 — Arkansas City Christmas Bird Count, Newman Park, 8 a.m. Call Gene Young 620-442-4165 or youngg6264@yahoo.com.

Jan. 2 — Red Hills Christmas Bird Count, Indian Grill Restaurant, Medicine Lodge, 7 :30 a.m. Call 316-832-0182 or pete.janzen@sbcglobal.net.

Fishing

Until further notice — Polk Daniels Lake, in Howard, closed to all activities for repairs.

General

Jan. 7 — Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks commission meeting, Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Great Bend. Call 620-672-5911.

Hunting

Below is the basic listing of hunting seasons. Please check regulations for boundary, limits and permit requirements at www.kdwp.state.ks.us.

Open year-round — Rabbit/hare season.

Ends today — Firearms deer season.

Through Dec. 31 — Archery deer season.

Through Dec. 31 — Prairie chicken season, southwest zone.

Through Jan. 3 — Low plains late zone duck season (first segment)

Through Jan. 31 — Pheasant and quail season.

Through Jan. 31 — Prairie chicken season, eastern and northwestern zones.

Through Feb. 14 — Canada and white goose season (second segment)

Through Feb. 28 — Squirrel season.

Through Feb. 28 — Exotic dove season (collared and ringed-turtle doves).

Monday-Dec. 31 — Fall turkey season (second segment).

Monday-Jan. 3 — Low plains early zone duck seasons (second segment)

Jan. 1-10 — Whitetail deer without antlers, selected units.

Jan. 11-31 — Fall turkey season (third segment).

Jan. 23-31 — Low plains late zone duck season (second segment)

Feb. 6-14 — White-fronted goose season (third segment)

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