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.
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|05-26-17||COYOTES IN URBAN AREAS– The number of coyotes migrating into suburban areas is on the rise. That can lead to conflicts with people, pets and traffic. A new study documenting what attracts coyotes into cities and towns provides some insight into what can be done to discourage this activity.||OUT 05-26|
|05-19-17||SNAKE EXCLUSION STEPS – The weather has warmed up, and snakes are active once again. While many people are uncomfortable having snakes near their homes or outbuildings, almost all snakes are harmless.||OUT 05-19|
|05-12-17||GRASSLAND BIRD STUDY– A new study suggests that several songbird species will nest in cool-season pastures such as brome and fescue, which was not thought to be the best nesting habitat for these birds.||OUT 05-12|
|05-05-17||HOG-NOSED SNAKES– There are two species of what are called hog-nosed snakes commonly found in Kansas. And, according to wildlife officials, they are in need of conservation.||OUT 05-05|
|04-28-17||CRAPPIE FISHING ENJOYMENT – The crappie are spawning in ponds and lakes around Kansas, marking the traditional start to the spring and summer fishing season.||OUT 04-28|
|04-21-17||RACCOON 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|
|04-14-17||CHUCK-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|
|04-07-17||PADDLEFISH 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|
|03-31-17||URBAN 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|
|03-24-17||DEVELOPING 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|
|03-17-17||COTTON 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|
|03-10-17||PHEASANTS AND PREDATORS - Habitat seems to have a greater impact than predators.||OUT 3-10|
|03-03-17||BLUEBIRD NEST BOXES - Tips on design and placement of nesting boxes to attract bluebirds.||OUT 3-3|