Kansas Wildlife Federation

Tuesday, June 29 2004

Quail and Prairie-Chicken Seasons Will Stay Put

The Kansas City Star carried this short story covering last week’s Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting. The KC Star site requires registration, use “register@kswildlife.org” for the email and “topeka” as the password.

There are some important details that the story doesn’t mention. One is that there were also proposed changes for prairie-chicken hunting, including a 138-day season for Greater Prairie Chickens, which certainly are not flourishing.

Also not reported is that this was an effort on the part of a lot of groups: Quail Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Audubon of Kansas, and KWF all showed up and asked the Commission to refrain from the proposed changes. Dr. Robert Robel, of Kansas State University, deserves particular mention, as his authoritative testimony grounded the discussion in facts and may have turned the tide.

+ Dan @ 11:04am

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