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MARCH

30 — Cabelas' King Kat Tournament Trail national championship qualifier, Acorns Resort, Milford Reservoir. Two-person team event, anglers must fish from boat. Take-off at 6:30 a.m. from Farnum Creek Boat Ramp, weigh-in at 3 p.m. For for information and to enter, go to https://tinyurl.com/y5nwmosr/.

30 — Flint Hills Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation banquet, 4:30 to 9 p.m., Morris County 4-H Center in Council Grove.

30 — NWTF Flint Hills Gobblers Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic and Internet-Assisted Hunter’s Education Class, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dry Creek Sporting Clays in Emporia. Free to attend, lunch provided. RSVP by March 2. For more info or to reserve spot, contact Gib Rhodes at (620) 437-2012 or gib.rhodes@gmail.com.

30 — Ladies Spring Warm Up, Ravenwood Lodge. 50 targets each. For more information, call (800) 656-2454.

31 — Topeka Area Ducks Unlimited Firearm Frenzy and European Pheasant Hunt, Muddy Creek Game Bird Farm in Meriden. $200 per shooter, gun drawing tickets $50 each, only 250 sold Registration at 9 a.m., hunt starts at 10 a.m. with lunch and gun drawing to follow. For more information, contact Cheech Kehoe at (802) 233-1472, Jeff Neal at (785) 221-6625 or Thad Wende at (785) 845-5210. To purchase tickets, go to http://www.ducks.org/Kansas/events/.

31 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Hillsdale Lake. For more information, contact Dylan Faulconer at KansasCrappieTrail@yahoo.com or (913) 416-3481.

 

APRIL

5 — Kaw Valley NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 142 in Perry. For more information, contact Derek Payne at buckpayne2659@gmail.com.

6 — Council Grove Youth Turkey Hunt, ages 11-16. Register by March 30 by calling Brent Konen at (620) 767-5900.

6 — Sporting Clays for a Cause benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Kansas. 9 a.m. to noon, Ravenwood Lodge. $40 per person per round, $35 re-entry. Registration opens at 8 a.m., 50 clays per round. Lunch provided. Register online at http://www.rmhcneks.org/events/sporting-clays-for-a-cause or contact Mindee Reece at (785) 235-6852 or mindee@rmhcneks.org.

6 — Mushroom Madness with Tom “The Mushroom King” Weipert, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Council Grove Marina. Cost is $15, includes breakfast, educational seminar and field trip to search for morel mushrooms. Pre-registration helpful, but not necessary. For more information or to register, call the marina at (620) 767-5924.

6 — Topeka Bowhunters Club 40-target 3D archery shoot, 8 a.m., S.E. 37th and Ratner. Registration $12 per person. For more information, contact Gary at (785) 246-4033.

6 — National Pediatric Cancer Foundation All-American Fishing Tournament, runs nationwide from 6 a.m. April 6 through 11 a.m. Sept. 28. Catch-and-release. $25 registration. Award ceremony from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 28 on Facebook Live. Eligible species include cutthroat, largemouth bass, bluegill, rainbow trout, sea trout, snook, redfish, flounder, striped bass and black crappie. $500 first place per species, $300 for second, $200 for third. For more information, contact SWarren@NationalPCF.org. Register online at https://nationalpcf.org/all-american-fishing-tournament-2019/.

6 — Catfish Chasers tournament, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Perry Reservoir. Check in at Rock Creek Marina ramp. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

6 — Northeast Kansas Upland Heritage NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5 p.m., Edgerton Land Holding Company in Edgerton. For more information, contact Adam Kucera at (913) 708-4733 or kooch75@gmail.com.

6-7 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, El Dorado Reservoir. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Sailboat Cove Ramp. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

7 — Kansas BASS Nation College State Championship, Perry Reservoir. Takeoff 7 a.m., weigh-in 3 p.m. at Rock Creek State Park ramp.

13 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Tuttle Creek (alternate will be Clinton Reservoir). For more information, contact Dylan Faulconer at KansasCrappieTrail@yahoo.com or (913) 416-3481.

20 — Sell Your Own Boat Show, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Council Grove Marina. Food and drinks available. For more information or to register to sell a boat, call the marina at (620) 767-5924 or email cgmarina.cansler@gmail.com.

20 — Headwaters Archery Club 40-target 3D shoot, 1500 S. 1300 Road in Council Grove. Begins at 8 a.m., cards must be turned in by 2 p.m. on day of participation. For more info, visit https://tinyurl.com/yxo5pxbx/.

20 — Twin States Thundering Toms NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fisher Community Center, Hiawatha. For more information, contact Kenneth Stephens at (785) 741-0410.

20 — Oklahoma Crappie Anglers Club fishing tournament, Lake Tenkiller. Takeoff/weigh-in at Sizemore Ramp. Entry fee $60 by April 12, $80 after. For more information, visit http://www.okcrappie.com or call (918) 553-0134.

25 — Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting, 1:30 p.m., Colby Community Building, 285 E. 5th St.

26 — Twin States Thundering Toms NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fisher Community Center, 201 E. Iowa Street in Hiawatha. For more information, contact Kenneth Stephens at (785) 741-0410.

26-27 — T.H.E. Archery Club regular 40-target 3D shoot, 300 S.E. 97th in Wakarusa. For more information, visit http://www.thearcheryclub.com.

27 — Clays for Kids benefit shoot, 9 a.m., Cokeley Farms. For more information, call (785) 771-3817.

27 — Fishing's Future Youth Aquatic Education Day, Council Grove Reservoir Marina. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info, contact Ginger Cansler-Taunton at (785) 499-3610, (620) 767-5924 or cgmarina@gmail.com or Phil Taunton at (620) 794-5373.

27 — Munkers Creek Limbhangers NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Morris County 4-H Building, 612 US-56 highway in Council Grove. For more information, contact Andrea Powell at (620) 767-3475.

27 — Kansas Crappie Club Special Olympics Fundraiser Crappie Tournament, Clinton Reservoir. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Marina Ramp. Registration $100 by April 19 or $125 the day of the tournament. $20 individual entry for optional big fish contest. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

28 — Southern Kansas Bowhunters 3D Archery String Shoot, trickle start from 8 to 10 a.m., Anthony Gun Club, 3/4 mile west of K2/K14 highway on N.E. 30 Road, northern side of Anthony Lake. No crossbows, shoot fees $10 for adults, $5 for youth. For more, contact John Elmore at (620) 842-5833.

28 — Munkers Creek Limbhangers NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Morris County 4-H Center, Council Grove. For more information, contact Andrea Powell at (620) 767-3475.

 

MAY

3-5 — Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program. Once available, registration materials can be found online at www.ksoutdoors.com by clicking “Education,” then “Becoming An Outdoor Woman” or by calling KDWPT at (620) 672-5911. Volunteer instructors at both events will teach participants a variety of outdoors-related skills, including fishing techniques, wingshooting, camping, orienteering, rifle marksmanship, botany, dog handling and more.

4 — Scooters' Bikers Against Drowning rally, 8 a.m., Country Crossing, 1225 120th in Horton. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. Free rally event patch if you bring a new lifejacket.

4 — Topeka Bowhunters Club 40-target 3D archery shoot, 8 a.m., S.E. 37th and Ratner. Registration $12 per person. For more information, contact Gary at (785) 246-4033.

4 — Catfish Chasers tournament, times TBA, Clinton Reservoir. Check-in at state park marina ramp. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

4 — Wings over Weston, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Weston Bend State Park Bee Creek Shelter, Weston, Mo. Free, family-friendly birding festival. Visitors will witness citizen science in action as state-licensed Ornithologists band birds. Operation Wildlife and Raptor Rehab will have live birds for viewing. More than 30 stations offer children and families an opportunity to learn about northwest Missouri’s migratory and resident birds. Stations include arts and crafts, face painting, build a house/feeder, mazes, games and guided bird hikes, and more. More info at https://tinyurl.com/yxjam5cd/.

4 — Oklahoma Crappie Anglers Club fishing tournament, Lake Wister. Takeoff/weigh-in at Quarry Island Ramp. Entry fee $60 by April 26, $80 after. For more information, visit http://www.okcrappie.com or call (918) 553-0134.

5 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, El Dorado Lake. For more information, contact Dylan Faulconer at KansasCrappieTrail@yahoo.com or (913) 416-3481.

11-12 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, Pomona Lake. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Ramp 2. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

13 — Kansas State University Fishing Club’s Big Bass Bash benefit tournament, Perry Reservoir. $75 entry fee per angler by March 13 to receive free T-shirt. Check-in at 5 a.m., first cast at 6:30 a.m. registration form at ksufishingteam.com. For more info, contact Parker Davis at (816) 830-9593 or Andrew Easterday at (913) 575-1754.

18-19 — Headwaters Archery Club 40-target 3D shoot, 1500 S. 1300 Road in Council Grove. Begins at 8 a.m., cards must be turned in by 2 p.m. on day of participation. For more info, visit https://tinyurl.com/yxo5pxbx/.

25 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Melvern Lake. For more information, contact Dylan Faulconer at KansasCrappieTrail@yahoo.com or (913) 416-3481.

26 — Southern Kansas Bowhunters 3D Archery Pick Your Shot, trickle start from 8 to 10 a.m., Anthony Gun Club, 3/4 mile west of K2/K14 highway on N.E. 30 Road, northern side of Anthony Lake. No crossbows, shoot fees $10 for adults, $5 for youth. For more, contact John Elmore at (620) 842-5833.

 

JUNE

1 — Topeka Bowhunters Club 40-target 3D archery shoot, 8 a.m., S.E. 37th and Ratner. Registration $12 per person. For more information, contact Gary at (785) 246-4033.

1 — Glen Elder Youth Fishing Tournament at Waconda Lake. For more information, contact Scott Waters at (785) 545-3345 or by email at scott.waters@ks.gov.

1 — Oklahoma Crappie Anglers Club fishing tournament, Lake Skiatook. Takeoff/weigh-in at Black Dog Ramp. Entry fee $60 by May 24, $80 after. For more information, visit http://www.okcrappie.com or call (918) 553-0134.

1-2 — Wakarusa Valley Traditional Rendezvous 40-target 3D archery shoot, T.H.E. Archery Club, 300 S.E. 97th in Wakarusa. No compound bows. Registration begins at 8 a.m., entry fee is $15 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Course closes at 3 p.m. each day. Events will be occurring throughout the weekend. For more information, visit http://www.thearcheryclub.com.

1-2 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, Perry Reservoir. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Jefferson Points ramp. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

13 — Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting, 1:30 p.m., Rolling Hills Zoo, 625 Headville Road in Salina.

15-16 — Headwaters Archery Club 40-target 3D shoot, 1500 S. 1300 Road in Council Grove. Begins at 8 a.m., cards must be turned in by 2 p.m. on day of participation. For more info, visit https://tinyurl.com/yxo5pxbx/.

20 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Perry Reservoir. For more information, contact Dylan Faulconer at KansasCrappieTrail@yahoo.com or (913) 416-3481.

22-23 — T.H.E. Archery Club regular 40-target 3D shoot, 300 S.E. 97th in Wakarusa. For more information, visit http://www.thearcheryclub.com.

23 — Southern Kansas Bowhunters 3D Archery Class Shoot (for score), trickle start from 8 to 10 a.m., Anthony Gun Club, 3/4 mile west of K2/K14 highway on N.E. 30 Road, northern side of Anthony Lake. No crossbows, shoot fees $10 for adults, $5 for youth. For more, contact John Elmore at (620) 842-5833.

 

JULY

6 — Lake Perry Fireworks, 10 p.m., Perry Reservoir Dam. Rain date July 7. More information at https://www.lakeperryfireworks.com/.

6-7 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, Toronto Lake. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Toronto Point West ramp. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

13 — Catfish Chasers overnight tournament, 7 p.m. to 8 a.m., Coffey County Lake (Wolf Creek). Check in at main ramp through gate. $2,000 guaranteed first-place prize. Limited to 40 teams, pre-entry only. Recommended meeting at 7 p.m. July 12, location TBD. Entry must be postmarked by July 3. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

13 — Oklahoma Crappie Anglers Club fishing tournament, Lake Hudson. Takeoff/weigh-in at Salina Lions Club Ramp. Entry fee $60 by July 5, $80 after. For more information, visit http://www.okcrappie.com or call (918) 553-0134.

20 — PBSS Flathead Club Tournament, any-cat night event, 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. on the Missouri River at White Cloud. $110 entry fee, $1,600 added to pot. Extra $1,000 added for anyone who breaks club record of 89.79 pounds. For more info, contact Kyle Koehler at (785) 850-0355.

20-21 — Headwaters Archery Club 40-target 3D shoot, 1500 S. 1300 Road in Council Grove. Begins at 8 a.m., cards must be turned in by 2 p.m. on day of participation. For more info, visit https://tinyurl.com/yxo5pxbx/.

24-27 — FLW high school fishing summer camp, Murray State University campus, Benton, Ky. $300 per person, registration closes by June 30 or when filled. To sign up for the camp, visit https://bit.ly/2019CostaFLWCamp.

27 — Sunflower State Games Fishing Derby, 8:15 to 9:45 a.m., Hanger Family Fishing Pond. Day-of registration runs from 7:30 to 8 a.m., $5 per person. Online registration begins March 1 and runs through July 20. Must register by June 30 to get a commemorative T-shirt. Age groups are 7 and under, 8-11 and 12-15, prizes given for three biggest catfish and three biggest other fish in each division. For more information, contact Bill Horvath at (913) 306-1110 or whorvath@kc.rr.com.

27 — FLW Foundation Benefit Tournament, Kentucky Lake, Benton, Ky. High schoolers only. Two divisions: boater and kayak. Cost is $200 per boat/kayak. Register at https://bit.ly/2019FLWFoundationTourney.

27 — Catfish Chasers tournament, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., John Redmond Reservoir. Check-in at ramp at dam. $1,000 guaranteed first-place prize. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

27-28 — T.H.E. Archery Club regular 40-target 3D shoot and Sunflower State Games 3D archery competition, 300 S.E. 97th in Wakarusa. For more information, visit http://www.thearcheryclub.com.

28 — Southern Kansas Bowhunters 3D Archery Pick Your Shot, trickle start from 8 to 10 a.m., Anthony Gun Club, 3/4 mile west of K2/K14 highway on N.E. 30 Road, northern side of Anthony Lake. No crossbows, shoot fees $10 for adults, $5 for youth. For more, contact John Elmore at (620) 842-5833.

28 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Pomona Lake. For more information, contact Dylan Faulconer at KansasCrappieTrail@yahoo.com or (913) 416-3481.

 

AUGUST

3 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Clinton Reservoir. For more information, contact Dylan Faulconer at KansasCrappieTrail@yahoo.com or (913) 416-3481.

3-4 — Topeka Bowhunters Club 40-target 3D archery shoot, 8 a.m., S.E. 37th and Ratner. Registration $12 per person. For more information, contact Gary at (785) 246-4033.

3-4 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, Melvern Reservoir. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Eisenhower East ramp. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

10 — 2019 Catfish Chasers Reed Cheverolet Classic, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m., St. Joseph, Mo. (Missouri River). Weigh-in at French Bottoms ramp. $15,000 guaranteed first-place prize, $500 guaranteed Big Fish. Mandatory meeting 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Civic Arena. $150 pre-entry if postmarked before Aug. 1; $175 after. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

10 — Oklahoma Crappie Anglers Club fishing tournament, Kaw Lake. Takeoff/weigh-in at Sarge Creek Ramp. Entry fee $60 by Aug. 2, $80 after. For more information, visit http://www.okcrappie.com or call (918) 553-0134.

15 — Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting, 1:30 p.m., Kansas City. Exact location to be determined.

17 — PBSS Flathead Club Tournament, all-day flathead-only event, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Missouri River at White Cloud. $110 entry fee, $400 added to pot. Extra $1,000 added for anyone who breaks club record of 89.79 pounds. For more info, contact Kyle Koehler at (785) 850-0355.

17-18 — Headwaters Archery Club 40-target 3D shoot, 1500 S. 1300 Road in Council Grove. Begins at 8 a.m., cards must be turned in by 2 p.m. on day of participation. For more info, visit https://tinyurl.com/yxo5pxbx/.

24-25 — Williamsport Classic 40-target 3D archery shoot, T.H.E. Archery Club, 300 S.E. 97th in Wakarusa. Registration begins at 8 a.m., entry fee is $15 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Course closes at 3 p.m. each day. Vendors with archery related products will be present over the weekend. For more information, visit http://www.thearcheryclub.com.

24-25 — Calamus Catfish Classic, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, check-in at Homestead Knolls Ramp. $5,000 guaranteed first-place prize, $250 entry fee if postmarked by Aug. 9; $300 after Aug. 14. Limited to 80 entries. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

25 — Southern Kansas Bowhunters 3D Archery Class Shoot (for score), trickle start from 8 to 10 a.m., Anthony Gun Club, 3/4 mile west of K2/K14 highway on N.E. 30 Road, northern side of Anthony Lake. No crossbows, shoot fees $10 for adults, $5 for youth. Will include end-of-year drawing for prizes, enter drawing by coming to previous shoots. For more, contact John Elmore at (620) 842-5833.

 

SEPTEMBER

7-8 — Catfish Chasers two-day tournament, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Perry Reservoir. Check-in at south state park ramp, entry fee is $125 per day. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

7-8 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, Milford Reservoir. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Farnum Creek Ramp. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

14 — PBSS Flathead Club Tournament, any-cat night event, 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. on the Missouri River at White Cloud. $110 entry fee, $400 added to pot. Extra $1,000 added for anyone who breaks club record of 89.79 pounds. For more info, contact Kyle Koehler at (785) 850-0355.

14 — Oklahoma Crappie Anglers Club fishing tournament, Fort Gibson Lake. Takeoff/weigh-in at Toppers Ramp. Entry fee $60 by Sept. 6, $80 after. For more information, visit http://www.okcrappie.com or call (918) 553-0134.

21 — Catfish Chasers tournament, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Atchison (Missouri River). Check-in at Atchison city ramp. $2,000 guaranteed first-place prize. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

21-22 — Headwaters Archery Club 40-target 3D shoot, 1500 S. 1300 Road in Council Grove. Begins at 8 a.m., cards must be turned in by 2 p.m. on day of participation. For more info, visit https://tinyurl.com/yxo5pxbx/.

28-29 — Whitetail Warmup regular 40-target 3D shoot, T.H.E. Archery Club, 300 S.E. 97th in Wakarusa. For more information, visit http://www.thearcheryclub.com.

 

OCTOBER

5-6 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, El Dorado Lake. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Sailboat Cove Ramp. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

6 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, lake picked in drawing, pre-entry required. For more information, contact Dylan Faulconer at KansasCrappieTrail@yahoo.com or (913) 416-3481.

12-13 — Oklahoma Crappie Anglers Club State Championship, Lake Wister. Takeoff/weigh-in at Quarry Island Ramp. Entry fee $120 by Sept. 30, $160 after. For more information, visit http://www.okcrappie.com or call (918) 553-0134.

 

2020

APRIL

17-19 — Ducks Unlimited Expo, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas. Daily admission to the 2020 Ducks Unlimited Expo is $10 for adults, kids 12 and under are admitted free. For exhibitor and sponsor information, contact Dana Barton at (901) 758-3858 or at dbarton@ducks.org.

 

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