A major poaching case and Pheasant Fest highlight this week’s outdoor news.
- The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism charged a Topeka man with poaching a record-breaking whitetail after entering the trophy in the first Monster Buck Classic. The 14-point trophy has been unofficially scored at 198 1/8″ on the Boone & Crockett scoring system. A recent Kansas City Star article reported charges of hunting with artificial light, hunting during a closed season, hunting from a vehicle, and use of an illegal caliber.
- Chronic Wasting Disease numbers remain low among the Kansas deer population. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported three CWD cases to date and will continue testing until July 31. This year, CWD cases have been isolated to northwest Kansas.
- Pheasant Fest is coming to Kansas City. The three-day event begins Feb. 17. Pheasant Fest includes three nights of banquets, how-to seminars, and an industry show including vendors from across the
- Valentine’s day marks the beginning of a nationwide boycott of Starbuck’s by the National Gun Victim’s Action Council. The NGAC is protesting Starbuck’s policy allowing the concealed carrying of firearms in its stores in 49 states.
- The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership has released its 2012 agenda. The group will focus on aiding the funding of conservation programs facing government spending cuts.