The Emporia Area Chapter of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation QUWF, a conservation and youth minded organization based in Emporia for over 31 years would like to announce it has merged with the Flint Hills Chapter of QUWF.
A What’s in Outdoors “Tip of the Hat” to Ron Whitney, local sponsors, members and the many supporters for all they have accomplished through the years.
For immediate release:
The Emporia chapter of the QUWF working in cooperation with the Flint Hills Chapter of the QUWF would like to announce the merger of the two groups. Effective immediately these chapters, who have for years worked closely on conservation, youth and habitat projects, will form one entity.
There are no plans to change the overall goals or current project plans throughout the Flint Hills region and it is the belief of the committee members of both groups that the efforts of QUWF as an organization will greatly benefit from this merger.
For more information on current project plans, membership or sponsor opportunities or you just want to know more about the QUWF please contact Chris Grant, Kurtis Meierhoff, Chris Myers, or Phil Taunton for more information.
Our 2015 annual Banquet will be Saturday, February 21 at the Morris County Fair Building.
QUWF……Formed in 2009, the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc™ (QUWF), based in Buffalo, Missouri, a rural community whose agricultural roots and moral compass reflect the core of QUWF, was organized to better focus efforts, donated dollars and partnerships on immediate and positive habitat projects to “Turn-The- Dirt“©™ for all upland wildlife.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Natural Resource Officers Jesse Gehrt and Dave Adams helped kids participate in a modified National Archery in the Schools Program at Council Grove Reservoir on Saturday. More than 40 youth participated in the archery, shotgun, and pellet gun “instruction and safe handling” stations. All youth received door prizes and one lucky ‘Ambassador to the Outdoors and future hunter” walked away with a brand new .243 rifle.
The Flint Hills Chapter of Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation provided hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and refreshments for all the kids, parents, mentors and instructors.
239 Kansas Schools are now enrolled in the National Archery in the Schools Program---
Experience archery---It provides a lifetime of fun, enjoyment and friendly competition for all ages.
Olpe High School will host a NASP workshop on October 27th.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism and NASP training instructors will host a National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Basic Archery Instructor’s Workshop at Olpe High School, October 27th. The purpose of the workshop is to train and certify educators from Olpe, Hartford, Reading and other local schools as NASP Archery Instructors.
Kansas entered the NASP program in 2006 and the program has grown steadily since. State and National tournaments are held every year, rewarding all participants with a medal, and top scoring archers with prizes ranging from brand new bows to academic scholarships. The National Archery in the Schools Program allows students who might not otherwise engage in traditional sports to participate. Students with special challenges, who cannot participate in the traditional team sports, have excelled in archery and love to participate.
The NASP program is second only to table tennis in safety in high school sports in the U.S. Local schools already involved in the NASP program are Northern Heights, Emporia and Osage City.
Olpe High School’s NASP program will be completely funded by KDWPT and the Flint Hills Chapter of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation. Schools and interested instructors may contact the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism at (620) 672-5911 for more information concerning the NASP Program and the October 27th workshop. Donations to help fund the National Archery in the School programs in other schools would be greatly appreciated.
- First Cousin’s Reunion, Squealer fishing and plight of quail hunting in Alabama.
Fletcher Scott, retired school teacher, outdoor writer, craftsman and hunter education instructor and my first cousin “Jack of all Trades” and master of most of them, Maron McConnell will join us on the show. Fletcher will give us the low down on the history of quail hunting in Alabama and their decline in numbers.
Maron and I display his talent in making serving trays out of native pine he got from the old Russell Mills “Sportswear” factory in Alexander City, Alabama. Slow growing wood, showing the tree rings in tight succession makes for a stronger, higher quality wood and better tray.
Squealers or fiddlers are small channel cat and make a squealing, croaking sound when you take them off the hook. The skies cleared and we were able to spend an enjoyable afternoon on Lake Martin, squealer fishing!
More enjoyment came when we sat down to a traditional southern fish dinner of hush puppies, cole slaw, fried fish and French fries. Cousin Faye’s home made jellies and relishes were so good they made my lips fall in love!
View of my “home away from home” from the drive way of Cousin Bettie and Clarence McMillan’s home on Lake Martin.
Recap of Critter Camp Plus at Olpe High School on 10/01/2014
A What’s in Outdoors “Tip of the Hat” to Todd Robert, biology teacher at Olpe High School and to Davin Wolf, apprentice master angling instructor “extraordinaire” for organizing and assisting with our latest Critter Camp Plus presentation during the Olpe High School “Enrichment Day” observance for 160 students, grades 7-12.
Critter Camp Plus promotes wildlife appreciation, preservation of our remaining wild places and the need to conserve our natural resources. CCP has partnered with Fishing’s Future and KDWPT Fish Ks to include a Fishing Basic 101 “Hands On” Backyard Bass lure casting activity during this learning experience.
This educational program is a lot of fun for students, mentors, parents and presenters alike!
Fishing’s Future, Families Forever!