Daily Archives: February 10, 2013


TheKansas Wildlife Federation invites everyone interested in wildlife, conservation and environmental education to attend their annual meeting at the Best Western Hospitality House and Conference Center, 3021 W. Highway 50 in Emporia. Afternoon presentations are FREE to attend.

                   Afternoon presentations are as follows:

1:30 pm: What’s the Matter with Kansas?” by   Rex Buchanan,

Interim Director of the KS Geologic Survey.

2:30 pm Break.

2:45 pm “Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network at the Tallgrass

 Prairie National Preserve” by Kristen Hase.

3:45 pm Break.

4:00 pm “Water Issues in Kansas” by a speaker from the

Kansas Water Office.

         The highlight of the meeting is the 2012 Conservation Achievement Program Awards Banquet acknowledging Kansans for their significant contributions to creating an awareness of wildlife and our environment. The CAP Award Banquet will be preceded by a social hour at 5:30 pm and Silent Auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit important projects like KWF Conservation and Youth Education programs. Some of the auction items can be previewed on the KWF Photo Gallery by clicking on the link below and scrolling down to “Auction Items” http://www.kswildlife.org/photos.php.

The banquet will feature speaker Bob Gress, noted photographer and former Director of the Great Plains Nature Center. You may register using the form below. Just cut & paste it into a word document, fill it out, print it & mail it.  Download the Form in PDF

Kansas Wildlife Federation 2013 Annual Meeting Registration Form

Yes – I am registering for the KWF Annual Meeting to be held February 22 & 23 at the Best Western at 3021 W. Highway 50 in Emporia.

Name _________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________

City __________________________ State ____ Zip ___________

Telephone _____________________ E-mail __________________

Meeting Registration (includes Lunch):            ______ @ $15 (before 2-15-13)

                                                            ______ @ $20 (after 2-15-13)

Conservation Achievement Banquet:  ______ @ $25 (before 2-15-13)

                                                            ______ @ $35 (after 2-15-13)

                                    Total Sent:       ______

I will bring an item to be auctioned for KWF’s education programs. 
    Yes ___           No ___

Please make checks payable to Kansas Wildlife Federation

MAIL TO: KWF Annual Meeting

Kansas Wildlife Federation

            P. O. Box 771282
            Wichita, KS 67277-1282


Demand for NSSF Safety Education Materials Skyrockets

The National Shooting Sports Foundation released the following statement (February 7, 2013) regarding firearms safety.
NEWTOWN, Conn. — Since the beginning of the New Year, demand for the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) safety and education materials has increased substantially.

Orders for NSSF’s popular educational brochure “Firearms Safety Depends on You” were up 110 percent in January compared to the same period last year. There were 217,486 copies of the brochure ordered during the month, up from 103,431 last January. Orders for NSSF’s firearm safety DVD compilation jumped 1,700 percent, with the majority of the 2,250 copies being ordered by educators and childcare professionals.

“Firearms Safety Depends on You” reviews the ten rules of firearms safety every shooter must know and obey to ensure safe and responsible use of firearms. The brochure is popular with manufacturers, who include it within the packaging of their products. It is also popular with state agencies, retailers, hunter education and firearms safety programs and other groups or individuals involved in the shooting sports, hunting and firearms industry.

The firearm safety videos help teach students how to react when encountering a firearm in an unsupervised situation. The DVD offers these four videos — “McGruff the Crime Dog on Gun Safety” for students in kindergarten through grade 6; “It’s Your Call: Playing It Safe Around GunsSM” for students in grades 6 through 9; “Firearms Safety Depends on YouSM,” which covers the ten commandments of gun safety and is for audiences of all ages; and “Introduction to Range Safety and Etiquette.” The first two titles help teach students how to respond if should they encounter a firearm in an unsupervised situation at school, at home or at a friend’s home.

Learn more at nssf.org/safety.