Outdoor notebook: Realtree's Travis 'T-Bone' Turner coming to Overland Park, Kansas, for hunting expo

Josh Rouse
Topeka Capital-Journal
Travis "T-Bone" Turner

Outdoor Channel star Travis "T-Bone" Turner will appear for one day only next weekend at the Kansas Open Season Sportsman's Expo in Overland Park.

Turner, who co-hosts "Bone Collector" and "Realtree Roadtrips," will be on hand at the event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Overland Park Convention Center.

The Georgia native is an ASA- and APA-certified professional archer, the 1991 ASA 3-D World Champion and a four-time Georgia state champ. Turner is also the archery manager of Southern Shooters in LaGrange, Ga., a premier outdoor store, according to a news release. Over the course of his career, Turner has worked with the likes of Blue Collar comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Jordan, Michael Waddell, David Blanton and several country music and Major League Baseball stars on their archery setups and shooting advice.

“I think we all are ready to get back out, socialize and share fellowship," Turner said in the news release. “I’m looking forward to a wonderful Expo. Celebrating the great outdoors is so perfect. Recharge your batteries, get back to our roots and the fellowship within the outdoor community is second to none. Kansas is the center of the Heartland and we are excited to be going there.”

The three-day event will also feature local professional anglers Travis Perret and Brent Chapman and "The Turkey Man" Eddie Salter as seminar speakers, as well as a trophy deer contest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to https://www.openseasonsportsmansexpo.com/.

Glen Elder Park Pond stocked with trout

Glen Elder Park Pond in Mitchell County received its fourth stocking of rainbow trout Tuesday morning, with a double load of 1,500 fish totaling 800 pounds introduced to the waters, including "golden" rainbow trout, also known as palomino trout.

Those wishing to fish at Glen Elder Park Pond between now and April 15 will need to purchase a trout permit. Youths younger than 15 this year are now also required to purchase a trout permit, as well. A new youth trout permit is available for people in that age group at half price, $7. A full-price permit for those 16 and older costs $14.50.

In addition, all anglers must have a valid Kansas fishing license. All licenses and permits can be purchased at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism offices, county clerk offices, license vendors or online at https://www.ksoutdoors.com.

Fishing at Lake Shawnee in Topeka also reopened Friday morning after the lake received its second stocking of rainbow trout.

Only those anglers who are pursuing trout are required to purchase trout permits at Lake Shawnee, though all anglers 16 and older require a valid Kansas fishing license.

The daily creel limit is five trout for all anglers, with a possession limit of 15.