The Fishing Tournament Trail reports results of fishing tournaments and notices of upcoming events. To report either, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-234-4319 before noon on Mondays. For results, please include spellings and hometowns of the first two places and the big-bass winner, with number of fish, weight and winnings.
Labrador retrievers are naturals at finding bombs, drugs — and antlers. Roger Sigler of Smithville teaches dogs to huntler for antlers shed by deer and elk. Shed antler hunting is best in late winter and early spring, when many hunting seasons are closed.
Some fishermen strive to catch the biggest fish in the lake. Not James Anderson. He is quite content to go after the “mighty mites” of the fish world. He is a bluegill fisherman. And he takes his game seriously. In the spring, Anderson often is preoccupied with catching crappies at Wyandotte County Lake. But once summer arrives, he switches his focus to bluegills.
U.S. wildlife officials have a problem: How to save the endangered black-footed ferret from a plague. So they’ve come up with a sweet plan. They plan to shoot vaccine-smothered M&Ms over acres of habitat from a drone.
You don't necessarily think of a jacket as summertime gear, but when you run into bad weather on the hiking trail - particularly at altitude - you quickly discover how important it can be. The Marmot Red Star is a high-tech jacket that manages to be both waterproof and comfortable. Made with a three-layer NanoPro stretch fabric (a proprietary Marmot product), the Red Star keeps water out, even in the strongest downpours. After the storm, the Red Star's underarm vents will help if you start to overheat on the trail and help you dry out.