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Pelicans descend on Kansas by the thousands

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WICHITA, Kan. -- The pelicans have returned to central Kansas.

They're polar bear-white, with 9-foot wingpans and waddle clumsily on land on feet the size of ping-pong paddles. But when they reach water they can swim like Michael Phelps, and in flight they soar with more grace than a swan.

Robert Penner calls them the "Boys of Summer" because ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............10:10 p.m.......................................................10:35 a.m.

Monday.............11:00 p.m...................................Read more

New research sheds light on lunar phase impact on white-tailed deer

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Conventional wisdom has long held that deer are more active on moonlit nights, and most active under a full moon. The day after, the conjecture followed, deer move around less in the daylight.

Some hunters staked their outdoors reputations in support of the theory, as well as their ability to fill a freezer full of venison. Companies that ...Read more

Big fish in big numbers at Kansas reservoir

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CHENEY RESERVOIR, Kan. -- Mark Fowler has fished Cheney Reservoir hundreds of times in the past 24 years. In some ways, he's never seen the lake better than it's been this year.

"For numbers of big wipers, this is probably as good as I've ever seen," Fowler said as he tried to subdue an eight-pounder as he fished during Monday's eclipse. "They'...Read more

Bear hunters looking for another good season this fall

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Last fall, Minnesota bear hunters were beneficiaries of a skimpy supply of natural foods in the woods. In other words, the bears were hungry and especially susceptible to the Gummi Bears and taco chips and sweet syrups that hunters used for bait.

The result: Hunters killed more bears than they had for several years. They shot 2,641 bears, the ...Read more

 

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