Eagles roost at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers from about Dec. 15 through March 1. School groups are invited to visit Friday, and the general public can visit from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Even though it was sunny and close to 60 degrees outside, inside Bartle Hall was where the boats and fishing equipment were Saturday for the Kansas City Boat & Sportshow. And there was plenty of nonboat stuff to do and gawk at. The show continues Sunday.
The Kansas City Royals’ annual FanFest begins Friday at Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center. The two-day event includes appearances by the players, autograph sessions and interactive activities. Find hours, ticket information here.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association, which runs the Kansas City show, wanted to put something together for first-time boaters — a get-down-to-basics course that would help beginners before they hit the water. Clyde Holscher, Steve Ortiz and John Price brainstormed and came up with a three-step seminar they named “You Bought a Boat: Now What? From Land to Water.”
Once the fishing industry started promoting its young guns, the flamboyant pros who appealed to the younger generation, old pros like Guido and Dion Hibdon were, for the most part, forgotten. “What you’ve done in the past doesn’t mean anything anymore,” said Guido,who will be the featured speaker at the Kansas City Boat and Sportshow. “It’s a whole different breed out there.”
January is a time when outdoors shows give fishermen, boaters, hunters, campers and hikers a taste of what they will be doing outside in spring and summer. And show-goers will have plenty to choose from this year.
Rich in wildlife, scenery and wildflowers, the Konza Prairie near Manhattan gives visitors a look at what Kansas was like prior to the days of agriculture and development. “It’s a perfect example of a disappearing ecosystem — the prairie,” says Rob Manes, executive director of the Kansas Nature Conservancy.
The Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City is a huge and excellent venue to see the what's trending in the outdoor industry. Vendors at the winter show (there's also a summer show) display products that will hit shops next season.
Mounting a GoPro on your ski helmet is apparently so 2012. Now, high-definition cameras are being embedded into ski goggles so you can document via video your gnarly runs without the bulky lens on top of your head slowing you down.