January is shaping up as a hot news period in the outdoor industries.
- For the first time in decades, Kansas senior citizens could be required to pay for hunting and fishing licenses. Michael Pearce of the Wichita Eagle provides a solid breakdown of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s prospective policy change.
- A bill seeking to permanently give waterfowl hunters the ability to buy federal migratory bird hunting permits, commonly known as duck stamps, is one step closer to law. The e-Duck Stamp Bill is the result of a successful eight-state pilot program that sold temporary stamps online.
- The Monster Buck Classic will be held in Topeka, Kan. at the Kansas Expocentre Jan. 27-29. The event aims to promote deer hunting and outdoor recreation in Kansas.
- PCP Ammunition showcased a new polymer shell casing at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The new casings offer an alternative to brass casings of old.
- In a recent Kansas City Star article, Brent Frazee reported a resurgence in recreational boat sales. For the first time in four years, boat dealers in the Kansas City area are seeing a steady rise in sales.