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  • Just 300 cranes remain in naturally migrating flock 12/5/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net The only remaining flock of naturally migrating whooping cranes continue arriving in Texas after a 2,500-mile fli ...

  • Whooping cranes visit Cedar Bluff 12/5/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR -- Kent Hensley couldn't find the right words to describe what he felt when he happened upo ...

  • Hunters enter guilty pleas 11/21/2014

    Special to The Hays Daily News WICHITA -- Seven hunters in Kansas pleaded guilty and were sentenced Wednesday for violating the Migratory Bird Treat ...

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    Pheasant numbers higher 11/7/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net Jeff Prendergast continues to hold out hope hunters in Kansas will kill perhaps as many as 300,000 to 350,000 phe ...

  • If the pheasant numbers are better, why aren't we seeing more? 11/7/2014

    Let's face it, I'm a living, breathing example of just how spotty the state's pheasant population might be. It's not at all uncommon for me to go da ...

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    KDWP&T set to woo out-of-state hunters 11/7/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR -- They number only 16 percent of the total number of hunters and anglers in Kansas, but non ...

  • Federal charges filed against 8 in 2013 Graham County dove hunt 11/7/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynew.net WICHITA -- It's taken 14 months, but eight hunters have been charged in U.S. District Court in Wichita with violat ...

  • Politics trumps science 10/17/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net SALINA -- Science played second fiddle to politics Thursday when the state's wildlife commission voted 6-1 to str ...

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    Diminutive burrowing owl briefly stands guard 10/17/2014

    By MIKE Corn mcorn@dailynews.net In a normal world, there wouldn't be much to get excited about when looking at a relatively small ball of feather ...

  • Rescuing the injured 10/10/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net WILSON -- A.J. Meyer spotted the brown blob of feathers in the ditch alongside Old U.S. Highway 40. Quickly, tu ...

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    Manager takes to the sky 9/19/2014

    By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net WEBSTER STATE PARK -- Zach Kesler was really getting into his work. Of course, he'd then chop his way out of th ...

  • 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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