To submit an item for the Outdoors calendar, contact The Topeka Capital-Journal by fax: (785) 295-1230 or email at jrouse@cjonline.com. View the complete calendar online.

 

DECEMBER

9 — Side by Side 50, Ravenwood Lodge. For more information, call (800) 656-2454.

10 — K-State Ducks Unlimited Flock Party, 6 to 10 p.m., Willie's Hideout in St. George. Tickets $25 single, $40 couple. Includes chili and beer. Get your ticket online at http://www.ducks.org or by calling (785) 564-1153.

11 — Free State High School Fishing Club meeting, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Free State High School. Club will meet up once per month for classroom instruction and fishing activities. For more information, contact Sherri Withers at (785) 842-8562.

13 — Topeka Ducks Unlimited Hooters Wing Ding, 6100 S.W. 10th. The event will feature several walk-around raffles, a tier gun raffle, a tier YETI cooler raffle and a small live auction featuring DU merchandise. For more information, contact Jeff Neal at jfneal1998@yahoo.com.

13 — Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting, Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th Street N in Wichita, 1:30 p.m.

15 — Predator calling and trapping workshop, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Tuttle Creek State Park Office. Event is free to attend, no pre-registration is required. For more information, contact the state park office at (785) 539-7941.

16 — Winter Open 100, Ravenwood Lodge. For more information, call (800) 656-2454.

23 — European Driven Pheasant Hunt, Ravenwood Lodge. For more information, call (800) 656-2454.

31 — Ravenwood 2-Person Team Shoot 100, Ravenwood Lodge. For more information, call (800) 656-2454.

 

2019

JANUARY

1 — New Years Day Survivors Shoot Off, 1 to 4 p.m., Ravenwood Lodge. For more information, call (800) 656-2454.

12 — Kansas BASS Nation Banquet, 5-10 p.m. at Prairie Band Casino and Resort in Mayetta. $15 per person. Dinner, drinks, games and a raffle on tap.

12-13 — NWTF Kansas State Convention and Awards Banquet, Drury Plaza Hotel in Wichita. Seminars to include turkey hunting legend Ray Eye.

13 — Polar Bear Classic, Ravenwood Lodge. For more information, call (800) 656-2454.

17 — Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting, 1:30 p.m., exact location to be determined in Lawrence.

17-20 — Mid-America RV Show, Kansas City, Mo.

19 — Big Creek Longbeards NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 4 p.m., Schenk Building at the Ellis County Fairgrounds in Hays. For more information, contact Chris Rhoades at (785) 656-0268 or turkeyhunter1972@hotmail.com.

25-27 — Kansas Monster Buck Classic, Century II, Wichita. Booths start at $475. For more information, contact Tyler Kirby at (620) 339-9026 or ksmonsterbuck@gmail.com.

26-27 — Albers Marine Outdoor Show, Memorial Auditorium, Pittsburg. Kids casting contest is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by the fishing seminar. Free admission. For more information, call (620) 347-8853.

27 — Pick Your Top 10, Throw Out One Station, Ravenwood Lodge. For more information, call (800) 656-2454.

 

FEBRUARY

1-3 — Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show, Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.

2 — Three Rivers NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Houston Street Ballroom, 427 Houston Street in Manhattan. For more information, contact John Adams at (785) 565-8918 or adamsjb@sbcglobal.net.

9 — Flint Hills Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet, 5 p.m., Emporia. For more information, contact Don Cook Jr. at (620) 344-7450.

21 — Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting, 1:30 p.m., exact location to be determined in Salina.

23 — Kansas Ducks Unlimited 2019 State Convention, 6 to 10 p.m., Great Wolf Lodge and Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call Chris Young at (913) 333-2922.

24 — Nickerson NWTF Trap Club Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Hutchison Moose Lodge. For more information, contact Tyler Kirby at (620) 334-9026 or tkirby@nwtf.net.

 

MARCH

2 — Johnson County Ducks Unlimited spring dinner, 5 to 9 p.m., Abdallah Shriners in Overland Park. $55 for single ticket, $75 for a couple and $15 for Greenwings. For more information, call Chris Young at (913) 333-2922.

2 — John Redmond Ducks Unlimited dinner, 5:30 to 9 p.m., New Strawn Community Center in New Strawn. For more information, call Chris Young at (913) 333-2922.

3 — Ark Valley NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5 p.m., Cessna Activity Center, Wichita. For more information, contact Tyler Kirby at (620) 339-9026 or tkirby@nwtf.net.

9 — Catfish Chasers tournament, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Milford Reservoir. Check-in at State Park Marina. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

15-17 — 2019 Bassmaster Classic, at Knoxville, Tenn.

28 — Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting, 1:30 p.m., exact location to be determined in Topeka.

31 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Hillsdale Lake. For more information, call (785) 865-4669 or email klaygarrison@gmail.com

 

APRIL

5 — Kaw Valley NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 142 in Perry. For more information, contact Derek Payne at buckpayne2659@gmail.com.

6 — Catfish Chasers tournament, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Perry Reservoir. Check in at south state park ramp. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

6 — Northeast Kansas Upland Heritage NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5 p.m., Edgerton Land Holding Company in Edgerton. For more information, contact Adam Kucera at (913) 708-4733 or kooch75@gmail.com.

6-7 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, El Dorado Reservoir. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Sailboat Cove Ramp. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

13 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Tuttle Creek (alternate will be Clinton Reservoir). For more information, call (785) 865-4669 or email klaygarrison@gmail.com

20 — Twin States Thundering Toms NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fisher Community Center, Hiawatha. For more information, contact Kenneth Stephens at (785) 741-0410.

25 — Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting, 1:30 p.m., exact location to be determined in Colby.

27 — Kansas Crappie Club Special Olympics Fundraiser Crappie Tournament, Clinton Reservoir. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Marina Ramp. Registration $100 by April 19 or $125 the day of the tournament. $20 individual entry for optional big fish contest. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

28 — Munkers Creek Limbhangers NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Morris County 4-H Center, Council Grove. For more information, contact Andrea Powell at (620) 767-3475.

 

MAY

3-5 — Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program. Once available, registration materials can be found online at www.ksoutdoors.com by clicking “Education,” then “Becoming An Outdoor Woman” or by calling KDWPT at (620) 672-5911. Volunteer instructors at both events will teach participants a variety of outdoors-related skills, including fishing techniques, wingshooting, camping, orienteering, rifle marksmanship, botany, dog handling and more.

4 — Catfish Chasers tournament, times TBA, Clinton Reservoir. Check-in at state park marina ramp. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

5 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, El Dorado Lake. For more information, call (785) 865-4669 or email klaygarrison@gmail.com

11-12 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, Pomona Lake. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Ramp 2. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

25 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Melvern Lake. For more information, call (785) 865-4669 or email klaygarrison@gmail.com

 

JUNE

1 — Glen Elder Youth Fishing Tournament at Waconda Lake. For more information, contact Scott Waters at (785) 545-3345 or by email at scott.waters@ks.gov.

1-2 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, Perry Reservoir. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Jefferson Points ramp. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

20 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Perry Reservoir. For more information, call (785) 865-4669 or email klaygarrison@gmail.com

 

JULY

6-7 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, Toronto Lake. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Toronto Point West ramp. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

13 — Catfish Chasers overnight tournament, 7 p.m. to 8 a.m., Coffey County Lake (Wolf Creek). Check in at main ramp through gate. $2,000 guaranteed first-place prize. Limited to 40 teams, pre-entry only. Recommended meeting at 7 p.m. July 12, location TBD. Entry must be postmarked by July 3. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

27 — Catfish Chasers tournament, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., John Redmond Reservoir. Check-in at ramp at dam. $1,000 guaranteed first-place prize. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

28 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Pomona Lake. For more information, call (785) 865-4669 or email klaygarrison@gmail.com

 

AUGUST

3 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Clinton Reservoir. For more information, call (785) 865-4669 or email klaygarrison@gmail.com

3-4 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, Melvern Reservoir. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Eisenhower East ramp. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

10 — 2019 Catfish Chasers Reed Cheverolet Classic, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m., St. Joseph, Mo. (Missouri River). Weigh-in at French Bottoms ramp. $15,000 guaranteed first-place prize, $500 guaranteed Big Fish. Mandatory meeting 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Civic Arena. $150 pre-entry if postmarked before Aug. 1; $175 after. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

24-25 — Calamus Catfish Classic, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, check-in at Homestead Knolls Ramp. $5,000 guaranteed first-place prize, $250 entry fee if postmarked by Aug. 9; $300 after Aug. 14. Limited to 80 entries. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

 

SEPTEMBER

7-8 — Catfish Chasers two-day tournament, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Perry Reservoir. Check-in at south state park ramp, entry fee is $125 per day. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

7-8 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, Milford Reservoir. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Farnum Creek Ramp. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

21 — Catfish Chasers tournament, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Atchison (Missouri River). Check-in at Atchison city ramp. $2,000 guaranteed first-place prize. For more information, call David Studebaker at (785) 289-0007 or Craig Collings at (816) 261-9353 or visit http://www.catfishchasers.com/.

 

OCTOBER

5-6 — Kansas Crappie Club fishing tournament, El Dorado Lake. Morning registration, 2:30 p.m. weigh-in at Sailboat Cove Ramp. Team entry fees are $150 for Division 1, $50 for Division 2. For more info, visit kansascrappieclub.com.

6 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, lake picked in drawing, pre-entry required. For more information, call (785) 865-4669 or email klaygarrison@gmail.com

 

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