Daily Archives: April 24, 2013

Cabela’s Fish For Millions Returns to Kansas Lakes

Registered anglers can catch tagged fish and win prizes worth up to $2 million

Kansas anglers will again be fishing for money and prizes at select Kansas lakes this spring and summer. Cabela’s sponsors the Fish For Millions program where anglers who catch tagged fish are eligible to win some amazing prizes. The Grand Prize fish is worth $1,000,000 or $2,000,000, depending if the lucky angler downloads the Cabela’s Mobile App on their smartphone prior to fishing. Other prizes include cash, Ranger boats, a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Cabela’s shopping sprees.

To be eligible, anglers must first register online at cabelasfishformillions.com. The contest begins May 4 and ends July 7, 2013. Those who register before May 1 will be given advance notice of which Kansas lakes have tagged fish swimming in them. Otherwise the participating lakes will be announced May 4. Up to 1,500 prizes may be awarded, and dozens of fish have been tagged and released in Kansas lakes. Visit the Cabela’s Fish For Millions webpage and stay tuned for more information.

Kansas Hunter Education Instructor Receives Distinguished Award

Jim Bussone of Arma has been recognized as the 2012 Instructor of the Year

Jim Bussone, hunter education instructor and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) natural resource officer, has been selected as the 2012 Instructor of the Year. Each year, fellow instructors nominate and select an instructor who has demonstrated extraordinary, above standard actions that reflect favorably on hunters, the Hunter Education Program and the KDWPT.

In his 30 years as a volunteer instructor, Bussone’s “list of accomplishments is long,” said KDWPT Law Enforcement Lieutenant Keith Rather in his nomination of Jim. Among those accomplishments, Rather included Bussone’s active participation in 30 Hunter Education/Furharvester Education classes in 2012, initiation of a Hunter Education class for the Amish Community at Fort Scott (an admirable feat given no electronic devices such as computers or projectors could be used), assistance with Chanute Hunter Education classes during an instructor shortage and his implementation of the ever-popular Women on Target annual event, which is now in its eighth year.

Rather also credited Bussone with being a driving force in promoting, establishing and supporting the Kansas Hunter Education in Our Schools program, namely in Fort Scott, Arma, Pittsburg and Girard.

“Jim Bussone teaches more than hunter safety, he teaches life,” said Girard High School health and physical education instructor Sunny Pierce. “He is a great educational resource for our school district and is deserving of our deepest thanks and any recognition he is given.”

In addition to the aforementioned roles, Bussone also serves as an area coordinator for the Kansas Hunter Education program, as well as a Hunter Education Advisory Committee member.

Bussone will receive a certificate of appreciation and a firearm as tokens of appreciation for his dedication.

Other award nominees recognized for their exemplary involvement, performance, and continued dedication to the program include:

-Gerry Giroux, Salina

-Albert Hermann, Garnett

-Jay Farwell, Leavenworth

-Rob Friggeri, Girard

-Robert Paramore, McPherson

-David Howe, McPherson

-Larry Weast, Hiawatha

Hershel MartinKansas City

-Larry McAdow, Halstead

-Don George, Mound City

Each of the aforementioned individuals will receive a certificate of appreciation and an Order of the Buffaloaward later this year.

For more information, contact KDWPT assistant Hunter Education program coordinator Monica Bickerstaff at[email protected]