New commissioner

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  1. gadwall52

    gadwall52 Elite Refuge Member

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    Anyone have any ideas on the new secretary of kdwp, brad loveless?
     
  2. nick b

    nick b Senior Refuge Member

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    He appears to be a scientist who enjoys hunting and fishing. Seems pragmatic and actually concerned with the environment and wildlife rather than just bringing in tourism dollars. Unless I hear otherwise, I'd say on paper he sure looks like a good fit for the job.


    Brad Loveless was raised in Ohio and received a B.S. in Zoology from Ohio State University and an M.S. in Biology from University of Kansas. He worked for Westar Energy for 31 years, the first 12 years being at Wolf Creek Nuclear Station. Since then, he has worked in Topeka and been focused on avoidance of environmental impacts through proper design and siting of electrical generation and distribution facilities,and mitigation of those impacts, when they occur. Loveless helps plan company actions to achieve proactive regulatory compliance, worker protection and to lead the Green Team, a volunteer group of employees and retirees that have been helping with habitat improvement, environmental access and education, and enhancement of sensitive species for nearly 30 years. In 2009, he was recognized by the Kansas Wildlife Federation as Wildlife Conservationist of the Year and by the Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education as their Strickler Award winner for Environmental Education. In 2013 Loveless also received the State Forester Award from the Kansas Forest Service. He is married to Mindy, has three boys, and enjoys working on church initiatives, fishing, hunting, beekeeping and gardening.
     
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    Neck Collar Senior Refuge Member

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    Works for me!...
     
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  4. Ramblingman

    Ramblingman Senior Refuge Member

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    Put Resident Hunters and wildlife resources first! Crack down on the rampant Guide Service explosion and we can make KS great again!
     
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  5. gadwall52

    gadwall52 Elite Refuge Member

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    Guides aren't bothering me just windmill workers and college kids .
     
  6. Ramblingman

    Ramblingman Senior Refuge Member

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    Put more emphasis on
    According to KS Dept of Tourism, Parks & Wildlife Exploitation, we need more hunters.
     
  7. gadwall52

    gadwall52 Elite Refuge Member

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    That's true , but we also need more huntable areas. Dang college kids been pounding the public areas every day.
     
  8. Ramblingman

    Ramblingman Senior Refuge Member

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    I agree on huntable area. Called carrying capacity and we have exceeded it. Thus, we don't need more hunters.
     
  9. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    Those college kids are your G/O’s of the future as the new paradigm is barrel stickers, face paint and YouTube.
     
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  10. gadwall52

    gadwall52 Elite Refuge Member

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    Nope, these kids play ball for the local college. They will go on to a four year school or a triple a team.
     

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