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  • Of dragonflies, new bad habits 9/12/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net My lovely wife Tami would say the idea of admitting I have a problem, is the first step in finding a cure, perhap ...

  • A real rarity 9/5/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net Two heads aren't always better than one. Especially if you're a plains garter snake, and one head decides it wo ...

  • Peak camping season ends with a bang 9/5/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net The unofficial end of the camping season proved to be a bang-up weekend for area lakes, state park managers repor ...

  • Mourning the loss of the last passenger pigeon -- too many already 9/5/2014

    I was at a momentary loss for words last week while putting the finishing touches on a column concerning the abundance of mourning doves in Kansas. ...

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    Bird a top choice for hunters 8/29/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net On the virtual eve of the start of fall hunting in Kansas, a new survey shows just how many people actively hunt ...

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    Doves all around 8/29/2014

    Monday marks the opening of the 2014 dove season, and there should be plenty of them to shoot at. Plenty. As in, they're abundant as mosquitoes f ...

  • FWS details ESA listing for bat 8/22/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken an unusual step in its pursuit to add the northern long-eared bat to ...

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    Tales from the land of Don't 8/8/2014

    This is but one story of a company from the land of Don't. Don't hunt near railroad tracks. Don't take photographs near them. Don't jaywalk across t ...

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    'Kansas Fishes' hot off the press 8/8/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net It's the kind of book rough-hewn coffee tables are made for. But it also has a functional side that can be educ ...

  • Pheasant tour off target 8/1/2014

    As you've no doubt already guessed, I didn't ride along on the wildlife and parks dog-and-pony show. I already knew what they were going to say, and ...

  • Pheasant harvest falls again 7/24/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net Another bit of glum news has surfaced just as wildlife biologists prepare for a two-day tour aimed at qualming co ...

  • Biologist calls idea 'ludicrous' 7/18/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net Gov. Sam Brownback's latest suggestion directing the state's wildlife agency to artificially boost the state's le ...

  • Appeals court exonerates Texas water board 7/11/2014

    State water board blamed for whooping crane deaths By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net A federal appeals court panel in Texas has turned aside a ...

  • Survey finds more prairie chickens 7/11/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net The results are in for the latest aerial survey of lesser prairie chickens, and it's suggesting a 20 percent incr ...

  • Hunting outlook up; duck numbers sharply higher 7/11/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net It should be a good year for ducks, especially the hugely popular mallard. Except for the northern pintail and ...

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