Al Ward

Al Ward: New Year’s Day hunt worthwhile tradition

For years, Bob Bryant and I have hunted New Year’s Day in Osage and Coffee counties.

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Al Ward: Deer season yields many rewards

Onis, David and Tyler Lemon went on their annual deer hunt in Decatur County on the Jerry Talley farm. With the help... Read more

Al Ward: Despite missing North Dakota trip, pheasant hunt at Cokeley Farms a success

Our annual pheasant hunt at Sleepy Hollow Farm in South Dakota had to be canceled this year. Our son, Dennis, passed away... Read more

Hunters experience productive outings over weekend

Bill Shoemaker has been hunting for pheasant in Norton County for many years. Unfortunately, he’s not had a very good start to... Read more

Al Ward: Local anglers find success at places near and far

I have taken many photos over the years of my hunting and fishing outings, and enjoy visiting with Martha Acosta of Walgreens... Read more

Al Ward: Topekans find Manitoba hunt more than bearable

A group of Topeka hunters made a trip to Manitoba, Canada, to pursue the brown bear. Eric Becker, Paul Spurgeon and Steve... Read more

Al Ward: 8-year-old's first blue cat adventure a big success

Sam Schmelzle, 8, has fished with Grandpa Jim Schmelzle on farm ponds around Valley Falls, but this was Sam’s first time fishing... Read more

Al Ward: Frog hunting keeps old friends hopping

I occasionally enjoy frog hunting. Kevin Smith owns a farm in Osage County and has some nice ponds that hold frogs and... Read more

Al Ward: Alaska fishing trip produces plenty of good memories, nice fish for local pair

It’s a long journey from Topeka to Ketchikan, Alaska.

Bob Reed and Onis Lemon have been planning an Alaskan fishing trip for... Read more

Al Ward: Fishing success stories abound, except for one

The past two weeks have been really hot, but some hardy souls have been out on our lakes and streams fishing. Some... Read more

Al Ward: Avery's first turkey hunt as big a hit as softball tourney

One of my hunting buddies, Dr. Brad Rupp, and I were talking about turkey hunting — we talk often about turkey hunting... Read more

Al Ward: Little girl bags big turkey

Habitat along the Delaware River is plentiful in the many marshes. In the wet years, migratory birds use this area to rest... Read more

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