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Fall 2017: “Hidden Gem” Sneak Peek!

Posted on September 11th, by admin in Magazine, Outdoors. No Comments

Hidden Gem
Mined Land Wildlife Area boasts premier hunting and fishing – and unique history

You’ve never experienced a Kansas wildlife area quite like this one.

Spread over 47 different tracts of land, the Mined Land Wildlife Area encompasses nearly 15,000 acres throughout Cherokee, Crawford and Labette counties. But it’s the area’s history that makes it extraordinary: Once wrecked by coal mining, the land is now home to perhaps the most unique wildlife area in the state, having been transformed to offer some of the state’s finest hunting and fishing.

“What was at one time environmental devastation has, with some reclamation, turned into a dense growth of vegetation, along with these strip mine lakes that cover up to 1,500 acres in the area,” says David Jenkins, wildlife manager for the Mined Land Wildlife Area. “There’s nothing else quite like it in the state of … Read More »


Summer 2017: “Who is the Catfish Capital?” Sneak Peek!

Posted on June 6th, by admin in Magazine, Places. No Comments

Who is the Catfish Capital?
Burlington or Chetopa? We’re breaking down these Southeast Kansas towns’ long-running catfish-catching rivalry

“My God, it’s gone!”

Fifty-one years ago, Burlington’s beloved Catfish Capital of the World trophy had been stolen on Mayor Charles S. Foster’s watch, and he wasn’t happy. According to a December 1966 article in the city newspaper The Daily Republican, “The mayor could see no reason that this Christmas season, when the hearts of all are filled with love and good will, that anyone would stoop to such a dastardly deed as stealing.”

Mayor Foster might not have understood it, but he surely thought he knew who was responsible for it: Chetopa. The battle between the two towns to decide which was the rightful Catfish Capital of the World had been raging for most of 1966, and now with the mysterious disappearance of that trophy, … Read More »


Spring 2016: “Outdoor Oasis” Sneak Peek!

Posted on March 3rd, by admin in Magazine, Outdoors. No Comments

Outdoor Oasis
Hunt, fish, explore, or kick back and relax at Timber Hills Lake Ranch

When you cross the gate into the ranch with one of the largest hunting preserves in the state of Kansas, it’s like entering another world.

A world where trophy elk and deer roam free. Where Civil War-era structures still stand. Where the views will take your breath away.

“We are the only place in Kansas that offers what we offer,” Aaron Gibson says. “There’s nowhere else like us.”

He’s talking about Timber Hills Lake Ranch in Mapleton, located around 20 miles northwest of Fort Scott and currently in its ninth year in operation. One of more than 100 hunting lodges in the state – including several premier locations in Southeast Kansas – Timber Hills sets itself apart from the pack, Gibson says, by offering adventure alongside its first-class hunting and … Read More »