Outdoors

Outdoor calendar (Dec. 28)

Birding/Nature

Sunday — Derby/Belle Plaine Christmas Bird Count, 7:30 a.m. For meeting directions call 316-737-1307.

Jan. 3 — Red Hills Christmas Bird Count, Wright Truck Stop, Medicine Lodge, 7:30 a.m. Call 316-519-1970.

Fishing

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

Canoeing/Boating

Thursday - Annual New Year’s Day Arkansas River Float, Arkansas River Coalition, 2 p.m. Old Cowtown Museum launch site. Equipment can be borrowed with proper notice for the two mile float through downtown. Call 316-680-9669 or go to www.arkrivercoalition.org.

General

Jan. 8 — Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commission meeting, Bonner Springs.

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.

Ends Wednesday — Archery deer season.

Ends next Sunday — Low plains late zone duck season (first segment).

Through Jan. 25 — Southeast zone duck (second segment).

Through Jan. 31 — Pheasant season.

Through Jan. 31 — Quail season.

Through Feb. 15 — Canada goose and light goose season (second segment).

Through Feb. 15 — Furbearer season.

Through Feb. 28 — Squirrel season.

Through March 31 — Beaver and otter trapping season.

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

Ends next Sunday — Low plains early zone duck season (second segment).

Thursday-next Sunday 4 — Antlerless whitetail season, units 6, 9, 10, 17.

Thursday -Jan. 11 — Antlerless whitetail season, units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16.

Thursday - Jan. 18 — Antlerless whitetail season, units 15, 19.

Jan. 17-25 — Low plains late zone duck season (second segment).

Jan. 17-Feb. 15 — White-fronted goose season (second segment).

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