Outdoors

Outdoors Calendar (March 8)

Archery

Sunday — 3-D Shoot, Southfork Archers, Byron Walker Wildlife Area, 8-10 a.m. trickle start. Call 620-532-6745.

Saturday-next Sunday — 3-D Shoot, Ninnescah Bowhunters, 111th St S. and 215th W., Clearwater, 8-10 a.m. trickle start. Go to www.ninnescahbowhunter.com.

March 22 — 3-D Shoot, Salthawk Archery, Hutchinson, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Call 620-665-5139.

March 22 — 3-D Shoot, Southern Kansas Bowhunters, Anthony City Lake, 8-10 a.m. trickle start, Call 620-842-5833.

April 26 — 3-D Shoot, Southern Kansas Bowhunters, Anthony City Lake, 8-10 a.m. trickle start, Call 620-842-5833.

Birding/Nature

Saturday —Wichita Area Hotspots field trip, Wichita Audubon Society, Great Plains Nature Center, 8 a.m.-noon. Moderate hiking involved.

March 17 — “Weather Patterns and Weather Surveillance Radar Basics,” Mike Umscheid, Wichita Audubon Society, Great Plains Nature Center. 7 p.m.

March 20 — Family Night Hike and Campfire at Chaplin Nature Center, Wichita Audubon Society. Reservations required. Call 620-442-4133.

Boating/Canoeing

Saturday — Arkansas River Float, Elk Burger Cookout and Campfire, Arkansas River coalition, 71st river access area near Derby, 9 a.m. Floating equipment can be borrowed with proper notice. Call 316-684-0730 or wallyseibel@aol.com.

Fishing

March 21 — Angler Instructor Class, Fishing’s Future and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Toursim, Wildlife and Parks Headquarters, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pre-registration required. Contact kansasangler@gmail.com.

April 18 —Angler Instructor Class, Fishing’s Future and Harvey County Parks Department, Havery County West Park, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pre-registration required. Contact kansasangler@gmail.com.

March 28 — Fly-Fishing Film Tour, Flatland Fly Fishers, Great Plains Nature Center, 5 p.m. for activities, 7 p.m. for show. Go to www.flatlandflyfishers.org.

Through April 15 — Trout season (special permit required).

May 16 — Family Fishing Clinic, Harvey County Parks Department, Harvey County East Lake 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Go to fishingsfuture.org to register and for more information.

June 6-7— Free fishing days in Kansas, no fishing licenses required.

June 13 — Family Fishing Clinic, Harvey County Parks Department, Harvey County West Lake 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Go to fishingsfuture.org to register and for more information.

General

March 23 — Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commission meeting, Topeka.

April 25 — Free state park admission day.

Hunting

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

Year-around — Rabbit season.

Through March 31 — Beaver and otter trapping season.

April 1-14 — Youth/Disabled spring turkey season.

April 6-14 — Archery spring turkey season.

April 15-May 31 — Regular spring turkey season.

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