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11-1-12

ZEBRA MUSSELS FOUND IN WYANDOTTE COUNTY LAKE

November 1, 2012Wyandotte County Lake the latest to be infested with invasive speciesEMPORIA—During regular monitoring efforts, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) officials discovered zebra mussel veligers (larval stage) in Wyandotte County Lake, which is located at Leavenworth Rd. and 92nd St. in Kansas City. Adult zebra ... Read More


WILSON STATE PARK’S SWITCHGRASS BIKE TRAIL “EPIC”

November 1, 2012Ruggedly scenic shore of Wilson Reservoir perfect mountain bike trail settingPRATT—The Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail at Wilson State Park was recently given an “Epic Award” from the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) at the organization’s World Summit in Santa Fe, N.M. According to IMBA’s website, “Switchgrass ... Read More


MAXWELL WILDLIFE REFUGE TO HOST BUFFALO AUCTION

November 1, 2012Surplus animals from display herd to be auctioned PRATT—Have you ever wanted your very own pet buffalo? Actually they don’t make good pets because they’re cantankerous and really difficult to house train. However, if you’ve ever thought about owning or eating a buffalo, more correctly called bison, here’s your chance. The Kansas ... Read More


YOUTH PHEASANT AND QUAIL SEASON NOV. 3-4

November 1, 2012Young hunters get chance to hunt before regular pheasant and quail season opensPRATT—Those of us who’ve hunted pheasants and quail for years have the second Saturday in November indelibly marked on our mind’s calendar. That’s the traditional opening day of Kansas’ pheasant and quail seasons, and rain or shine, good bird populati ... Read More


COMMISSION BIG GAME PERMITS RAISE MONEY FOR CONSERVATION

November 1, 2012Deer, elk, antelope permits available for fund raisingPRATT—The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commission will draw the names of seven lucky wildlife conservation organization chapters at its January public meeting. Those chapters will receive a big game permit voucher, which they can sell to the highest bidder to raise mone ... Read More


BALLOT QUESTION GIVES VOTERS SAY ON KANSAS BOAT TAXES

Update, November. 7, 2012 - The Amendment Passed!October 25, 2012Amending state constitution would let lawmakers change how watercraft are classified, taxedTOPEKA – On November 6, Kansans will have an opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment that would allow the Kansas Legislature to change the way watercraft are taxed. For tax purpose ... Read More