Talmo Wildlife Area Reopened to Hunting, All Activities

By Toby Nosker
KNCK News Director

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism has reopened the Talmo Wildlife Area to hunting after temporarily closing the area to all activities earlier this week due to the presence of whooping cranes.

Game wardens with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism said the whooping cranes showed up at the Talmo Wildlife Area, located northeast of Concordia, in early-November. Game wardens now say the birds, one of the first species to gain federal protection in 1967 under the Endangered Species Preservation Act, have left the area.