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Outbound: Kansas

Each week, K-State Research and Extension wildlife specialist Charlie Lee joins Eric Atkinson, agriculture director for the K-State Radio Network, to discuss a wide variety of wildlife issues of interest to farmers, ranchers, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts of all kinds.  Each feature is approximately 5-minutes in length.

Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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04-21-17RACCOON PARASITE PROBLEM– Raccoons frequently turn up in and near places inhabited by people.  That can potentially lead to a human health issue caused by an internal parasite carried by raccoons.  OUT 04-21
04-14-17CHUCK-WILL’S-WIDOW - Many Kansans will be able to hear the distinctive call of the Chuck-will’s-widow,  so named for the sound of its call. This night bird is also a prolific consumer of insects. OUT-04-14
04-07-17PADDLEFISH IN KANSAS - Paddlefish are migrating upstream for their annual spawn. This unique fish, which dates back to prehistoric times, makes for a challenging fishing experience in Kansas.  OUT 04-07
3-31-17URBAN BIRD DIVERSITY - A recent survey discovered what many wildlife enthusiasts did not expect:  that the variety of bird species in urbanized settings is far greater than thought.  OUT 3-31
3-24-17DEVELOPING TROPHY DEER – A simulation study conducted by Mississippi State University looked at turning genetically-managed pen-raised deer out, and the resulting impact on large-antlered deer numbers.  OUT 3-24
3-17-17COTTON RATS AND PREDATORS - A recent study examined whether the number of predators of the cotton rat could be reduced by controlling the cotton rat.  OUT 3-17
3-10-17PHEASANTS AND PREDATORS - Habitat seems to have a greater impact than predators.OUT 3-10
3-3-17BLUEBIRD NEST BOXES - Tips on design and placement of nesting boxes to attract bluebirds.OUT 3-3
2-24-17FERRUGINOUS HAWK HABITAT - Energy exploration may be threatening nesting.OUT 2-24
2-17-17COYOTE-DOG CROSSES - "Coydogs" and whether they are a wildlife damage threat.OUT 2-17
2-10-17CORMORANT PROBLEMS - Controlling the damage caused by these fish-eating birds.OUT 2-10
2-3-17EARLY ROBIN ARRIVAL - They seem to have arrived early, in part due to food availability.OUT 2-3
1-27-17GAME BIRD CHICK SYSTEM - Raising chicks in captivity for later release into the wild.OUT 1-27
1-20-17HUNTING AND TRAPPING - The advantages to wildlife damage control.OUT 1-20
1-13-17JACKRABBIT CROP DAMAGE - The challenge of reducing damage to crop and forage fields.OUT 1-13
1-6-17BATS IN WINTER - Bats occasionally leave their hibernation state, but it creates little reasosn for concern.OUT 1-6