Outdoors

Outdoor schedules

Archery

Today — 3-D shoot, Southfork Archers, Byron Walker Wildlife Area. 8-10 a.m. trickle star. Call 620-532-5585.

Saturday-next Sunday — 3-D Shoot, Ninnescah Bowhunters, 111th S. & 215th W., Clearwater. Call 316-788-7013.

Next Sunday — 3-D Shoot, Wichita Archers, 3799 E. 71st S., 8-10 a.m. trickle start. Call 316-722-1707.

April 24-25 — Traditional 3-D Shoot/Rendezvous, Ninnescah Bowhunters. Call 316-794-2988.

April 25 — 3-D shoot, Salthawk Archery, Hutchinson, 8-10 a.m. trickle start Call 620-665-5139 or www.geocities.com/salthawkarchery/.

May 2 — 3-D shoot, Southfork Archers, Byron Walker Wildlife Area. 8-10 a.m. trickle start. Call 620-532-5585.

May 15-16 — 3-D Shoot, Ninnescah Bowhunters, 111th S. & 215th W., Clearwater. Call 316-788-7013.

May 29-30 — 3-D Championship Shoot, Ninnescah Bowhunters, 111th S. & 215th W., Clearwater. Call 316-788-7013.

May 30 — 3-D shoot, Salthawk Archery, Hutchinson, 8-10 a.m. trickle start Call 620-665-5139 or www.geocities.com/salthawkarchery/.

June 6 — 3-D shoot, Southfork Archers, Byron Walker Wildlife Area. 8-10 a.m. trickle star. Call 620-532-5585.

June 13 — 3-D Shoot, Wichita Archers, 3799 E. 71st S., 8-10 a.m. trickle start. Call 316-722-1707.

Birding/Nature

Saturday — Lesser Prairie Chickens and Swartz Canyon, Overnight lodging in Pratt suggested, leave Pratt 5 a.m. Involves hiking and fording a shallow river. Call 316-832-0182.

April 20 —"Sparrow Identification," Barry Jones, Wichita Audubon Society meeting, Great Plains Nature Center, 7:30 p.m.

May 7-9 — America's Birdiest County Competition, Sedgwick County. Call 316-737-1307.

May 8 — Warbler Walk, Oak Park. Call 316-263-1251.

May 18 —"The Chaplain Nature Center," Shawn Silliman, Wichita Audubon Society meeting, Great Plains Nature Center, 7:30 p.m.

Field Trials/Hunt Tests

April 17-18 — AKC Hunt Test, Sunflower Retriever Club, Flint Oak Hunting Club, Fall River. Call 316-259-2009.

May 1-2 — Hunt Test, Southern Kansas Brittany Club, Yoder. Call 580-765-9315.

Fishing

Through April 15 — Trout season.

Through May 15 — Paddlefish snagging season, select locations.

June 15-Aug. 31 — Hand-fishing season for flatheads, select locations.

July 15 - Sept. 15 — Floatline fishing season, select locations.

General

April 22 — Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks commission meeting, Great Plains Nature Center,Wichita. Call 620-672-6711 or www.kdwp.state.ks.us.

May 1 — Women in the Outdoors Workshop, Kansas National Wild Turkey Federation, El Dorado Lake, pre-registration required. Call 316-734-0090 or p.carter@cox.net.

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.

Through May 31 — Archery, youth-disabled spring turkey season.

April 14-May 31 — Spring turkey season.

June 1-Feb. 28 — Squirrel season.

July 1-Oct. 31 — Bullfrog season.

Sept. 1-Oct. 31 — Dove season, (first segment).

Sept. 11-19 — Youth/Disabled deer season

Sept. 15-Oct. 15 — Prairie chicken season, eastern zone.

Sept. 20-Dec. 31 — Archery deer season.

Sept. 20-Oct. 3 — Muzzleloader deer season.

Oct. 1-Nov. 30 — Fall turkey season, (first segment).

Nov. 6-14 — Dove season, (second segment).

Nov. 13-Jan. 31 — Pheasant season.

Nov. 13-Jan. 31 — Quail season.

Nov. 20-Dec. 31 — Prairie chicken season, southwest zone.

Nov. 20-Jan. 31 — Prairie chicken season, east and northwest zones.

Dec. 1-12 — Firearms deer season.

Dec. 13-31 — Fall turkey season (second segment).

Jan 1-9 — Antlerless whitetail season.

Jan. 10-16 — Extended antlerless whitetail season, units 7,8 and 15.

Jan. 10-31 — Fall turkey season, (third segment).

Youth

April 17 — N.R.A. Youth Hunter Education Challenge State Championship, Chisholm Trail Gun Range. Pre-registration required. Call Jim Fry at 316-788-5026 or yhec@att.net.

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