Outdoor calendar: Heroes on the Water kayak fishing event slated at Cedar Lake

GRAPHIC BY JOSH ROUSE/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL

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JULY

21-23 — Kansas Veterans and Family Reunion, Heroes on the Water, El Dorado. More at https://www.facebook.com/kansasveteransandfamilyreunion/.

22 — Fishing’s Future/KDWPT Angler Education Instructor Certification Course, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops in Olathe. Must be 18 or older and pass background check prior to certification. Sign up at fishingsfuture.org or contact Bill Horvath by email at billh@fishingsfuture.org.

22 Sunflower State Games Fishing Derby, Lake Shawnee Junior in Topeka. $5 per participant.

22-23Sunflower State Games 3-D Archery Shoot, T.H.E. Archery Club in Topeka. $30 per person, limit one event.

22-23Sunflower State Games Sporting Clays, Ravenwood Lodge. $35 per person, 50 targets.

27 — KDWPT Fisheries Division public meeting, 7 p.m., community room of Western Electric Cooperative Association in WaKeeney. Staff will discuss proposed change to increase walleye length limit to 21 inches on Cedar Bluff Reservoir.

29 — Heroes on the Water kayak fishing event, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cedar Lake/Osage Shelter. More at https://www.facebook.com/HOWKansasChapter/.

29 Sunflower State Games Adventure Race, Perry State Park. $70 solo, $120 2-person team, $180 3-person team.

30 — 2-person 100 team scramble, Ravenwood Lodge. For more info, call (785) 256-6444 or email RavenHPSC@aol.com.

AUGUST

1 — Over-the-counter deer permits go on sale in Kansas.

2 — Men’s night, Ravenwood Lodge. 6 p.m. potluck following. For more info, call (785) 256-6444 or email RavenHPSC@aol.com.

5 — Friends of NRA Capital City Committee annual fundraising banquet, Ag Hall at Kansas Expocentre. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. $30 individiual, $50 couples, teens 13-16 $15, table of 8 $1,000. Kids 12 and under get in free. Purchase tickets at www.friendsofnra.org/ks.

5 — Kansas Crappie Club tournament, Tuttle Creek. Registration and weigh-in at Wildcat Marina ramp. Takeoff at safe light, fishing until 2:30 p.m. Seven-fish weigh-in. More info at http://www.kansascrappieclub.com/.

5 — Ladies clinic, 9 to 11 a.m., and Kids and Clays, noon to 2 p.m., at Ravenwood Lodge. For more info, call (785) 256-6444 or email RavenHPSC@aol.com.

6 — Dove Hunters 50 Warm Up, Ravenwood Lodge. For more info, call (785) 256-6444 or email RavenHPSC@aol.com.

12 — Smoky Hill Outdoor Youth Festival, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Smoky Hill Weapons Range in Salina. Youths ages 6-17 may attend with accompanying adult. Events include fishing, archery, muzzleloading, shotguns, paintball guns and more. Email smokyhillyouthfest@gmail.com for more.

12 — Fishing’s Future 2017 National Youth Catch-Photo-Release contest ends. $9,600 grand prize package. More info at www.FishingsFuture.org.

12 — 14th annual Outdoor Kid’s Day, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Clinton State Park. Event includes fishing derby from 9 to 11 a.m. at Lake Henry, archery target practice from 2 to 4 p.m. at Archery Range and Snake Scales & Turtle Tales animal program from 7 to 8 p.m. at Shelter No. 6. Camping is $8 per tent, plus $3 transaction fee. More info at http://www.kansaswildscape.org/.

12 — Heroes on the Water kayak fishing event, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Clinton Lake. More at https://www.facebook.com/HOWKansasChapter/.

14 — Women’s night, Ravenwood Lodge. 6 p.m. potluck following. For more info, call (785) 256-6444 or email RavenHPSC@aol.com.

14 — Ravenwood Rooster Warm-up 100 2-person scramble, Ravenwood Lodge. For more info, call (785) 256-6444 or email RavenHPSC@aol.com.

16, 19, 20 — Shawnee County Hunter’s Education class. Pre-register at safehunters.com/Kansas/default.asp/.

19 — Eighth annual Sporting Clays for Kids, 8 to 11 a.m., Ravenwood Lodge. Contact Chris at (785) 250-5189.

26 — Heroes on the Water kayak fishing event, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., John Redmond Reservoir. More at https://www.facebook.com/HOWKansasChapter/.

SEPTEMBER

2 — Kansas Crappie Club tournament, Hillsdale Lake. Registration and weigh-in at Jayhawk Marina ramp. Takeoff at safe light, fishing until 2:30 p.m. Seven-fish weigh-in. More info at http://www.kansascrappieclub.com/.

15-17 — Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) fall workshop, Rock Springs 4-H Center. More info at http://tinyurl.com/h6o3hpr.

16 — Heroes on the Water kayak fishing event, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lake Shawnee south boat dock. More at https://www.facebook.com/HOWKansasChapter/.

21 — Topeka Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction. Contact Jeff Neal at jfneal1998@yahoo.com.

23 — Fishing’s Future and Heroes on the Water at Tecumseh Heritage Days, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More at https://www.facebook.com/HOWKansasChapter/.

OCTOBER

7-8 — Kansas Crappie Club fall camp and youth fishing tournament at Melvern Lake. Registration and weigh-in Oct. 7 at Eisenhower East ramp. Takeoff at safe light, fishing until 2:30 p.m. Seven-fish weigh-in. More info at http://www.kansascrappieclub.com/.

14 — Heroes on the Water kayak fishing event, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lake Shawnee south boat dock. More at https://www.facebook.com/HOWKansasChapter/.

NOVEMBER

11 — Kansas Crappie Club Veterans Day Shootout, Lake Perry. Registration, weigh-in at Jefferson Points ramp. Takeoff at safe light, fishing until 2:30 p.m. Seven-fish weigh-in. More info at http://www.kansascrappieclub.com/.

DECEMBER

2 — Third annual Kansas Crappie Club Toy Drive and fishing tournament, Clinton State Lake. Registration, weigh-in at Ramp No. 2. Takeoff at safe light, fishing until 2:30 p.m. Seven-fish weigh-in. More info at http://www.kansascrappieclub.com/.

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