Outdoors

Outdoor schedules

Birding/Nature

Today — El Dorado Christmas Bird Count, McDonald's in El Dorado, 7:30 a.m. Call 316-889-5434.

Wednesday — Slate Creek Christmas Bird Count, Slate Creek Baptist Church, 8 a.m. Call 620-660-0547 or youngg6264@yahoo.com.

Next Sunday — Arkansas City Christmas Bird Count, Newman Park, 8 a.m. Call 620-660-0547 or youngg6264@yahoo.com.

Jan. 2 — Red Hills Christmas Bird Count, Indian Grill, Medicine Lodge, 7:30 a.m. Call 316-519-1970 or pete.janzen@sbcglobal.net.

Jan. 9 — Derby/Belle Plaine Mid-Winter Bird Count, Target parking lot, 2024 N. Rock, 7:30 a.m. Call 316-737-1307.

Fishing

Through April 15 — Trout season, permit required.

General

Jan. 6 — Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks commission meeting, Dole Institute, Lawrence.

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 Dec. 31 — Archery deer season.

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

Through Dec. 31 — Fall turkey season (second segment).

Through Jan. 2 — Low plains late zone duck season (first segment).

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

Through Jan. 2 — Low plains early zone duck season (second segment).

Through Jan. 3 — High plains duck season (first segment).

Through Jan. 6 — Sandhill crane season.

Through Jan. 31 — Pheasant season.

Through Jan. 31 — Quail season.

Through Jan. 31 — Prairie chicken season, east and northwest zones.

Through Feb. 13 — Canada and snow goose season (second segment).

Through Feb. 28 — Squirrel season.

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).

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