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NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION TO HOST YOUTH CAMP

August 28, 2014Registered youth will enjoy a weekend filled with all things wildPRATT ­– The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is hosting the 2014 Kansas State JAKES (Juveniles Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics, and Skills) Camp September 13 and 14 at White Memorial Camp, six miles north of Council Grove. All interested youth 17 and younger are ... Read More


BOATING SAFETY REMINDER FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND

August 28, 2014Safety key to successful holiday on busy lakesPRATT – Labor Day weekend is the last big outdoor holiday at Kansas lakes, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) reminds boaters that being safe on the water is key to an enjoyable weekend. Overall, boating is a very safe outdoor pursuit, but it only takes o ... Read More


YOUTH/NOVICE DOVE HUNTING OPPORTUNITY AT BRZON WILDLIFE AREA

August 28, 2014Youth age 17 and younger and novice hunters can hunt free of competition Sept. 1 at BrzonPRATT ­– In an effort to provide youth and novice hunters with quality hunting opportunities, the Brzon Wildlife Area in Republic County is reserved on Sept. 1. In preparation for the upcoming dove season, several sunflower fields have been p ... Read More


WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM COMMISSION SETS WATERFOWL SEASONS

August 28, 20142014 duck and goose seasons set by Wildlife, Parks and Tourism CommissionGREAT BEND – On Thursday, August 21, the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission heard 2014 duck and goose season recommendations, considered public comment and approved the following seasons.DUCKSHigh Plains Duck Zone: Oct. 11-Dec. 8, 2014 and Dec. 20 ... Read More


KINSLEY KIDS KLASSIC SEPT. 20

August 28, 2014Youth invited for day of shotgun shooting, food, and prizesPRATT– The 22nd Kinsley Kids Klassic, an annual trapshooting event, will be held Saturday, Sept 20. The event is open to youth shooters through high school age, including 2014 graduates. Cost to attend is $25 and includes 100 targets, lunch, event t-shirt and door prize. ... Read More


KANOPOLIS LAKE WATERFOWL BLIND PERMIT DRAWING

August 21, 2014Twenty-five hunting blinds will be availablePRATT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake will host its annual waterfowl blind permit drawing Saturday, September 6 at 1:30 p.m. The drawing will be conducted at the Kanopolis Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Information Center at 105 Riverside Drive, below the Kanopol ... Read More


WESTAR ENERGY GREEN TEAM YOUTH DOVE HUNT

August 21, 2014Hunt to take place weekend following Labor Day TOPEKA – What better way for kiddos to gain hunting dove hunting experience than to embark on a guided hunt over managed sunflower and wheat fields? The Westar Energy Green Team is hosting its annual youth dove hunt the second weekend of September to kick off dove season, and ar ... Read More


ELECTRONIC DAILY HUNT PERMITS REQUIRED AT SOME WILDLIFE AREAS

August 21, 2014Free hunt permits help managers optimize opportunitiesPRATT – Beginning Sept. 1, 2014, hunters using select Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism-managed wildlife areas will be able to get their free daily hunt permits electronically. Kansas hunters are accustomed to obtaining free daily hunting permits at some public ... Read More


2014 DOVE HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES

August 21, 2014Kansas hunting license and HIP permit required to hunt dovesPRATT ­– Dove season is almost here and with more than 45 locations across the state with public dove hunting sites available, there’s no shortage of opportunities for hunters. From Sept. 1 - Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-9, hunters can hunt mourning, white-winged, Eurasian-collare ... Read More


CHRISTMAS-THEMED CONTEST AT LOVEWELL STATE PARK

August 14, 2014Weather forecasts show no “winter” in sight, but the holiday spirit is nearPRATT – The holidays are a few months away, but that’s no reason to miss out on Christmas fun, August 16, at Lovewell State Park’s 12th Annual Campground Christmas. During this event, campers across the park will compete in a decorating contest, transformi ... Read More