Eagle North Central Kansas is a paradise for birdwatching. Many species of birds are seen throughout the countryside and near area lakes. You’ll spot many varieties from wrens to bald eagles. Come give your eyes a feast.
Hunting and fishing are two of the top recreational sports in this area. Pheasants, quail, mourning doves and turkeys can be found in every county in the region. Avid hunters will probably bag their limit during their time here. Deer are prevalent with successful hunting reports ever year. Whitetail Deer
9 point whitetail buck taken during 2001 youth hunt season

Hunting seasons appealing to most hunters are:

Dove September through October
Quail & Pheasant Second Saturday in November through January 31 the following year
Deer Firearms: Last Wednesday in November through second Sunday in December
Archery: October 1 through November 27 and December 10 through 31
Turkey Spring: April 10 through May 19
Fall: October 1 through most of November and December 10 through 31
Waterfowl Fall Season (Changes yearly)
Trapping (Furbearers) Mid November through January or mid February

For other hunting/trapping information check the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website.

Fishing Three major lakes, Glen Elder Reservoir (Waconda Lake) in Mitchell County, Lovewell lake in Jewell County, and Milford Lake in Clay County are well-known for channel cats, walleye, bass, northern pike and crappie. Weekly fishing reports give the species that are biting. Fishing is great year-round. Each county has a smaller state lake, stocked with fish and most have camping sites.