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Welcome to the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit website. This site is updated regularly, so be sure to check the Unit News, Current Projects, and Completed Projects pages for the latest information.

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Unit News 

July 26, 2019, Chris Gulick presented his Master’s thesis research on Effects of working grassland management on lesser prairie-chicken resource selection within home ranges and during dispersal events
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July 10, 2019, we had another successful annual Coordinating Committee Meeting at the K-State Alumni Center:

2019 Coordinating Committee Meeting

Carly Aulicky and Liam Berigan Receiving the Outstanding Student Award for 2019 

November 27, 2018, Adela Annis presented her Master’s thesis research on Ring-necked pheasant survival, nest habitat use, and predator occupancy in Kansas spring cover crops.
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October 7 - 11, 2018, David Haukos, Dan Sullins, Bram Verheijen, Adela Annis, Chris Gulick, Alix Godar, Carly Aulicky, Liam Berigan, Talesha Karish, Maureen Kinlan, Jackie Gehrt, Mitchell Kern, and several previous members of the Unit attended The Wildlife Society's 25th Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. 8 Presentations were made, 3 posters exhibited.

August 14, 2018, we had a successful Coordinating Committee Meeting at the K-State Alumni Center:

Chris receiving the outstanding Student Award from Dr. Haukos

  • Keith Sexson, Assistant Secretary for Wildlife, Fisheries, and Boating for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), was presented with a retirement gift.

Kieth Sexson receiving a retirement gift from Dr. Haukos

September 23 - 27, 2017, David Haukos, Dan Sullins, Jonathan Lautenbach, Bram Verheijen, Adela Annis, Alix Godar, Chris Gulick, and Caroline Skidmore attended The Wildlife Society's 24th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nine presentations were made.

Lesser ScaupWhite-tailed DeerPheasantSpotted BassCoyoteBrown-headed Cowbird Molothrus Mule DeerCanada GeeseWalleyeNorthern Bobwhite Colinus Black-tailed Prairie DogsLesser Prairie-ChickenMeadowlarkZebra MusselsPheasantGreater Prairie-chickenRegal FritillarySericea Lespedeza Cuneata