Outdoors

Outdoor schedules

Birding/Nature

Saturday — Chisholm Creek Park cleanup, Wichita Audubon Society, 9 a.m. Great Plains Nature Center parking lot, call 316-788-0320 or mdcraigster@gmail.com.

Oct. 16 — Slate Creek Wetlands field trip, Wichita Audubon Society, 8 a.m. at Slate Creek Baptist Church. Call 620-660-0547 or youngg6264@yahoo.com.

Oct. 19 —"Searching for Wisdom During the Winter Solstice," Suzanne Fellows, Wichita Audubon Society, Great Plains Nature Center, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 6 — Astronomy program, Chaplin Nature Center, 8:30 p.m. Call 620-442-4133.

Nov. 7 — Crane and Goose Field Trip, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Wichita Audubon Society, Quivira Headquarters, 3 p.m. Call 316-942-2164.

Nov. 16 —"Migration on the Serengeti," Jim Marlett, Wichita Audubon Society, Great Plains Nature Center, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 18 — Wichita Christmas Bird Count, Wichita Audubon Society, Lawrence-Dumont Stadium parking lot, 7:30 a.m. Call 316-687-4268.

Dec. 18 — Halstead/Newton Christmas Bird Count, Kaufman Museum, North Newton, 6:45 a.m. Call 620-367-8479.

Field Trials/Hunt Tests

Oct. 8-10 — Field Trial Premium List, Neosho Valley Brittany Club, near Yates Center, pre-registration required. Contact jeisch@madtel.net.

Oct. 9-10 — Sanctioned Field Trial, Wichita Bird Dog Club, near Piedmont, pre-registration required. Call 316-648-1408 or www.wichitaabdc.org/home.html.

Oct. 15-17 — Retriever Field Trial, Sunflower Retriever Club, near Hazelton. Call 316-259-2009.

Oct. 15-21 — Field Trial Premium, Southern Kansas Brittany Club, near Eureka. For more information go to www.sksbc.org or call 316-733-6410.

Oct. 30 — Free training day, Wichita Bird Dog Club, near Rock, Call 316-648-1408 or www.wichitaabdc.org/home.html.

Oct. 30-31 — Hunt Test, Southern Kansas Brittany Club, near Cheney Lake. For more information go to www.sksbc.org or call 316-733-6410.

Fishing

Wednesday — Kansas Trout Fishing Seminar, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Great Plains Nature Center, 6-9p.m. Call 316-683-8069

Oct. 15-April 15 — Trout season, permit required.

General

Oct. 14 — Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks commission meeting, Elks Lodge, Goodland.

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 — Low plains teal season.

Ends next Sunday — Muzzleloader deer season.

Through Oct. 15 — Prairie chicken season, eastern zone.

Through Oct. 31 — Dove season (first segment).

Through Oct. 31 — Bullfrog season.

Through Feb. 28 — Squirrel season.

Through Dec. 31 — Archery deer season.

Friday-Nov. 30 — Fall turkey season (first segment).

Oct. 9-Dec. 5 — Low plains early zone duck season (first segment).

Oct. 9-Jan. 3 — High plains duck season (first segment).

Oct. 30-Nov. 7 — Canada, snow and white-fronted goose season (first segment).

Oct. 30-Jan. 2 — Low plains late zone duck season (first segment).

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

Nov. 10-Jan. 2 — White-fronted goose season (second segment).

Nov. 10-Jan. 6 — Sandhill crane season.

Nov. 10-Feb. 13 — Canada and snow goose 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).

Dec. 18-Jan. 2 — Low plains early zone duck 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).

Jan. 22-30 — High plains and low plains late zone duck season (second segment).

Feb. 5-13 — White-fronted goose season (third segment).

Sept. 25 — NRA "Women on Target" shooting clinic, Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Association, pre-registration required. Contact Jim Fry at 316-788-5026 or ctagawot@att.net.

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