KDWPT / Hunting



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LANDOWNER PERMISSION REQUIRED TO HUNT ANY PRIVATE LAND

Nov. 20, 2014Hunters must get permission to hunt private land whether it’s posted or not PRATT – Kansas is 97 percent privately owned, so most hunting occurs on private land. While there are more than 1.5 million acres of public hunting lands, including Walk-In Hunting Access, that represents only 2.5 percent of the land in Kansas. Landown ... Read More


DEC. 3 MARKS OPENING DAY OF FIREARM DEER SEASON

Nov. 20, 2014Hunters may pursue deer with firearms through Dec. 14, 2014PRATT – As November comes to a close, it can only mean one thing - it’s time to break out your blaze orange clothing and sight-in your rifle because the Kansas firearm deer season is almost upon us. From Dec. 3-14, hunters may pursue deer with any legal equipment, including ... Read More


PRAIRIE CHICKEN SEASON OPENS NOV. 15

Nov. 13, 2014Annual prairie chicken season opens with changes for 2014PRATT –The regular prairie chicken season opens on the third Saturday in November, which is Nov. 15, 2014. However, this year, hunters will see a significant change in where prairie chickens may be hunted. Kansas is home to two species of prairie chickens. The greater prairie ... Read More


NEW ROOSTER ROUNDUP HUNTING CONTEST BEGINS NOV. 21

Nov. 13, 2014Banded pheasants worth cash and prizes to be released in Ford, Finney, Hodgeman countiesDODGE CITY – One hundred and fifty banded pheasants will be released in Ford, Finney, and Hodgeman counties as part of an inaugural pheasant hunting contest hosted by Dodge City, Garden City, and the city of Jetmore. The contest begins Nov. 21 a ... Read More


FURHARVESTING EFFECTIVE TOOL TO MANAGE FURBEARERS

Nov. 6, 2014Fourteen species of furbearers may be hunted and trappedduring traditional seasonPRATT – Have you ever had a family of raccoons make nightly “yard art” with the contents of your trash cans? Or a muskrat turn your pond dam into Swiss cheese? Although these furbearers play vital roles in the balance of nature, sometimes they can be co ... Read More


SO MANY SEASONS, SO LITTLE NOVEMBER

Oct. 23, 2014November marks the beginning of several hunting seasons in KansasPRATT – For most people, Christmas comes on Dec. 25, but for hunters and anglers, the best gifts arrive one month earlier. November marks the start of four hunting and fishing seasons that are a must-do in the Sunflower State, and if you’ve never partaken in these fa ... Read More


HUNTERS WELCOMED AT KANSAS STATE PARKS

Oct. 16, 2014State park and wildlife area cabins can serve as great base camps for huntersPRATT – Staff at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) state parks and wildlife areas extend an open invitation to all hunters looking for a fun, affordable base camp this season. Often located within just a few miles, some even within ... Read More


KANSAS DUCK SEASON TAKES TO THE SKY

Oct. 2, 2014Duck hunting opportunities available through Jan. 25, 2015PRATT – Teal season is over for the year, but marsh madness has just begun. From Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015, waterfowl hunters in various parts of the state will have opportunities to pursue one of the sky’s most sought-after game birds – ducks. So brush up on your waterfow ... Read More


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


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