If you would like to see a change in the boundaries of the Kansas duck-hunting zones, here’s your chance to voice your opinion.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will have a series of seven information nights across the state to discuss possible changes in the zones for the Low Plains Early, Late and Southeast zones. Wildlife officials will outline possible changes and listen to feedback from hunters.
Changes would go in effect in the 2016-17 season and remain in place through the 2021-22 season.
Among the seven meetings will be one at 6:30 p.m. May 20 at the Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th St., Overland Park.
For the locations of the other information nights, go to the website kdwpt.state.ks.us.
Young bass fishermen to compete
High school-age bass fishermen will compete in the Panther Classic on Sunday at Smithville Lake.
The event, which will be from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature teams of two high school fishermen and one adult captain who will drive the boat. Takeoff will be at the Little Platte boat ramp.
Entry fees are $50 per team. For more information or to enter, contact Clay Lenhert at 816-914-5330.
This program is for the birds
Wings Over Weston, an annual event centering on the bird world, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9 at Weston Bend State Park in Platte County.
The event, which will be sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Burroughs Audubon. and other public and private partners, will feature guided bird hikes, information on birds and migration, and talks on the importance of habitat. There also will be crafts for the young birders in the group.
Turkey hunt a big success
The Wounded Warriors United turkey hunt last weekend in Chase County, Kan., served its goal: helping veterans with disabilities enjoy the spring hunt.
The six veterans and their relatives took seven birds. For three of them, it was the first turkey they had ever taken.
“One of the hunters shot his first turkey ever in the morning hunt,” said Fred Masters, one of the guides in the hunt. “Then he came back and took another bird in the evening.
“He was thrilled.”