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FALL TURKEY SEASON OPENS OCT. 1

Sept. 25, 2014Consider doing your Thanksgiving dinner shopping outdoors this seasonPRATT – The 2014 Fall Turkey Season is open Oct. 1 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 15, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015, and for some hunters, getting their holiday bird at a grocery store remains a last resort. And since big game and turkey permits are now valid immediately after purchas ... Read More


MONSTER MYTHS BY MOONLIGHT AT MILFORD STATE PARK

Sept. 25, 2014Learn about creatures of the night during this fun, educational programPRATT – Milford State Park, in association with the Milford Nature Center and Milford Friends Group, will be hosting the 23rd Annual “Monster Myths by Moonlight” program, Saturday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Presented in a Halloween-themed atmosphere, s ... Read More


RICK FUNK MEMORIAL YOUTH AND WOMEN'S PHEASANT HUNT OCT. 4

Sept. 25, 2014Activities will be available for all family members in attendancePRATT – The Johnson County chapter of Pheasants Forever (PF) is hosting an Outdoor Family Fun Day and Rick Funk Memorial Youth and Women's Pheasant Hunt Saturday, October 4 and invite you to join. Both family activities and hunts will take place at Eckman's Hunting P ... Read More


MILFORD WILDLIFE AREA YOUTH DUCK HUNT

Sept. 25, 2014Youth age 10-15 are invited to attend the early morning huntPRATT – When a morning involves a hot breakfast and duck hunting, can it really get any better? For attendees of the 2014 Milford Wildlife Area youth duck hunt, the answer is yes. Participants of this early morning hunt will receive breakfast, access to great duck hunting ... Read More


APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SPECIAL HUNTS SEPT. 29

Sept. 18, 2014Hunters have until 9 a.m., Sept. 29 to apply for fall and winter special huntsPRATT – Outstanding hunting grounds exist throughout the state, but for the average hunter, gaining access to private land areas may be difficult. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism designed the Special Hunts Program to ensure hunters h ... Read More


2014 KANSAS UPLAND BIRD HUNTING FORECAST NOW AVAILABLE

Sept. 18, 20142014 Upland bird forecast shows improvements in pheasant, quail, prairie chicken populationsPRATT – A copy of the 2014 Kansas Upland Bird Forecast is now available and from the looks of things, upland bird hunters will see improved populations this fall. Although below-average harvests are expected this year, hunters should see mo ... Read More


SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR ANGLER INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Sept. 18, 2014Get certified to teach basic fishing skills in KansasPRATT – If you’re passionate about fishing, and have a desire to share that passion with others,  you can still enroll in a Kansas angler education certification course. Fishing’s Future and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will sponsor a fishing instruc ... Read More


KANSAS ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY FALL MEETING

Sept. 18, 2014Members of the public are welcome to join in on the feathery funPRATT – The Kansas Ornithological Society (KOS) will hold its fall meeting October 3-5 in Salina. This informative and fun gathering is open to everyone and will include an informal, come-and-go reception at Lakewood Discovery Center on Friday from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. On ... Read More


DEER SEASON IS HERE

Sept. 11, 2014Youth season runs through Sept. 14PRATT – Kansas deer season is upon us and with a variety of seasons to choose from, it’s important hunters stay informed and organized. The 2014 deer season kicks off with the youth and disabled season going on now through Sept. 14, 2014, followed by the muzzleloader season, Sept. 15 - 28, 2014, a ... Read More


EARLY GREATER PRAIRIE CHICKEN SEASON BEGINS SEPT. 15

Sept. 11, 2014Early season provides hunters with unique, challenging opportunity PRATT – Load up your bird dog and dig out that hunter orange because the Early Prairie Chicken Season is almost here. Beginning Sept. 15, hunters with a valid Kansas hunting license and a Greater Prairie Chicken Permit ($2.50) can hunt in Greater Prairie Chick ... Read More