In Missouri, Stockton Lake is the place to go. Guides are reporting excellent fishing for white bass and catfish. In Kansas, the fishing is hot at Wyandotte, where trollers are picking up white bass and hybrids and casters are enjoying very good largemouth-bass fishing.
Remember all that rain in spring and early summer? It will have an effect on the dove season, which opens Tuesday in Missouri and Kansas. It kept managers at some wildlife areas from planting the crops that attract the birds.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission is expected to vote on the proposed price increases at its next meeting, Oct. 22. Representatives with the agency say the price hikes are needed to provide revenue to continue many popular programs.
Want a glimpse at what the Missouri deer season will look like in the future? Wildlife biologists with the Missouri Department of Conservation outlined changes Wednesday that will reduce season length, cut limits and add one new weapon to the hunters’ arsenal for the 2016-17 season.
Members of the public will have more opportunities to hunt and fish in privately owned farms, ranches and forests through projects funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Kansas and Missouri are among 15 states that will receive $20 million worth of federal grants to encourage landowners to open their property voluntarily to wildlife-related recreation.