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  • 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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    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 ...

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