Kansas state fishing record stuffed with steel weights

Kansas state fishing record stuffed with steel weights
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Context: The above video was posted on Feb. 2.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Kansas law enforcement and state wildlife officials have released new information in a state record fishing controversy.


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Earlier this month, KSNT 27 News followed up with Bobby Parkhurst and officials with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) after it was discovered that a new state record fish caught by Parkhurst was removed in November 2023. Parkhurst’s catch, a white crappie weighing 4.07 pounds and measuring 18 inches in length and 14 inches in girth, was initially declared a new state record in April last year but has since been replaced with the previous state record set in 1964.

A KSNT 27 News investigation found out from the KDWP that the fish was taken off the state record list due to information on Parkhurst’s application not being ‘true and correct.’ At the time, Parkhurst claimed…

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