Learn how to take your range to the next level at NRA's comprehensive range development conference

NRA Range Development & Operations Conference

Fairfax, Virginia - If you're a range owner or are thinking about opening one, what's it worth to make sure you're doing everything right? In four days the NRA can give you the information needed to transform your facility into the best and safest option for shooters in your area at the NRA Range Development & Operations Conference.

This four-day industry seminar walks range owners and operators, of both existing and proposed range facilities, through identifying all of the potential problems associated ranges. From the novices to the decades-old ranges, everybody has something to learn. Environmental concerns, safety issues, properly development, you name it and we can handle it.

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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - Spring Turkey permits go on sale January 12

SPRING TURKEY PERMITS GO ON SALE JAN. 12

Hunters have through Feb. 13 to apply online for Unit 4 Spring Turkey Permits

PRATT –  Have you been dreaming of longbeards? Do you find yourself spending extended periods of time listening for gobbles in the distance? Are you driving your family nuts practicing clucks and purrs on your turkey call? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing spring turkey hunting withdrawals. But don’t worry, help is on the way!

All 2015 Spring turkey permits will be available over-the-counter and online beginning Jan. 12, except for Unit 4 permits, available only to Kansas residents and are disbursed through a lottery drawing... get all the details on spring turkey hunts in Kansas ...

From Bushnell - Amp Up Your Scouting With The Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor No-Glow LED Series

Overland Park, Kansas - Bushnell®, an industry leader in high performance sports optics for more than 65 years and a market leader in the trail camera industry, has introduced a completely redesigned Trophy® Cam HD no-glow trail camera. Leading the industry with true one-year battery life and fast 0.2 second trigger speed, the Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor offers a host of valuable features.

Featuring 48 no-glow Infrared LEDs with a flash range of 80 feet, a 14MP camera and high definition 1080p video, the Trophy Cam HD Aggressor produces the absolute best images and video day or night ever offered in a Trophy Cam No-Glow. The cameras include hybrid capture mode, a hyper passive infrared sensor (PIR) and an extended detection range.

The Trophy Cam HD Aggressor series has an aggressive design with a latch system that is more durable and easier to operate and a strengthened cable lock channel for enhanced security in the field. Also included with the camera is a removable ARD (anti-reflective device) that offers additional concealment of the LEDs.

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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - Don't miss out on late-season waterfowl hunts

DON’T MISS OUT ON LATE-SEASON WATERFOWL HUNTS Don’t store your waders; late season hunts can still prove fruitful

PRATT — Most hunting seasons, including those for ducks, deer and upland birds, will come to a close soon, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stow away your gear yet. Kansas has several seasons to keep you hunting through January, and goose hunting opportunities that run through early spring.

Depending on weather and snow cover conditions, numbers of geese can steadily build in late January and early February around Kansas reservoirs and wetlands. Consider hunting the Canada and light goose seasons, Nov. 12, 2014-Feb. 15, 2015, and the white-fronted goose season, Jan. 17-Feb. 15, 2015, during this time. 

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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - December 3 marks opening day of Firearm Deer Season

DEC. 3 MARKS OPENING DAY OF FIREARM DEER SEASON

Hunters may pursue deer with firearms through Dec. 14, 2014

Pratt, Kansas - As November comes to a close, it can only mean one thing - it’s time to break out your blaze orange clothing and sight-in your rifle because the Kansas firearm deer season is almost upon us. From Dec. 3-14, hunters may pursue deer with any legal equipment, including any centerfire rifle and handgun; any gauge shotgun using slugs; and a muzzleloading rifle, musket, or pistol .40 caliber or larger and archery equipment.

All permits are valid during the firearm season; however, unit, species, antlerless and equipment restrictions listed on the permit are in effect. In addition to their deer permit, all hunters, unless exempt by law, must also have a Kansas hunting license... more on this year's firearm deer season in Kansas ...

From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - So many seasons, so little November

Canada Goose image from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism website

November marks the beginning of several hunting seasons in Kansas

Pratt, Kansas - For most people, Christmas comes on Dec. 25, but for hunters and anglers, the best gifts arrive one month earlier. November marks the start of four hunting and fishing seasons that are a must-do in the Sunflower State, and if you’ve never partaken in these fall festivities, you may want to reconsider your plans this upcoming month.

TROUT FISHING: NOV. 1 - APRIL 15

From Nov. 1, 2014-April 15, 2015, anglers can enjoy some of the best fishing opportunities in the state as nearly 30 public fishing areas will be stocked periodically with this special species.

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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - Hunters welcomed at Kansas State Parks HUNTERS WELCOMED AT KANSAS STATE PARKS

State park and wildlife area cabins can serve as great base camps for hunters

Pratt, Kansas – Staff at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) state parks and wildlife areas extend an open invitation to all hunters looking for a fun, affordable base camp this season. Often located within just a few miles, some even within walking distance, of some of the state’s most popular public hunting areas, KDWPT cabins are a great way to enjoy the outdoors long after shooting hours are over.

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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - Hunters invited to apply for 2014-2015 Special Hunts July 12

Hunters can apply for access to exclusive hunting areas statewide online at ksoutdoors.com

Hunters can apply for access to exclusive Kansas hunting areas statewide online at ksoutdoors.com Pratt, Kansas - The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism invites hunters to apply online for 2014-2015 special hunts for the fall and winter season. Applications can be made as early as July 12 by visiting ksoutdoors.com and clicking “Hunting/Special Hunts Information.” Drawings will take place August 11 for September and October hunts, and September 29 for hunts taking place October through January. 

The special hunting access gained through this program tends to mean a higher quality hunt and potentially greater harvest rates for successful applicants, but just like with any other outdoor activity, nothing is guaranteed.

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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - Antelope Firearm and Muzzleloader applications being accepted

ANTELOPE FIREARM AND MUZZLELOADER APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

Pratt, Kansas - Applications for resident-only antelope firearm and muzzleloader permits are being accepted now through June 13.  Only online applications are accepted and are available through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) website, ksoutdoors.com. Click "License/Permits" in the upper right-hand corner of the page to begin the process. For more information, call 620-672-0728.

Open to Kansas residents only, more than 1,000 applications are expected for the 140 firearm and 40 muzzleloader permits available this year. Hunters who are unsuccessful in the drawing receive a preference point... Find out more about Kansas' Antelope firearm and muzzleloader season ...

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