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8TH ANNUAL TJ’S MEMORIAL YOUTH/DISABLED DEER HUNT SEPT. 6-7

July 31, 2014Applications due August 24PRATT­ – The Hunting Heritage Group and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) invite youth, age 10-16, and disabled hunters to apply for a spot in the 8th Annual TJ’s Memorial Deer Hunt September 6 and 7. Interested hunters must be Kansas residents and submit applications no later th ... Read More


KANSAS HAS RECORD YEAR FOR HUNTING SAFETY

July 31, 2014Six reported hunting incidents in 2013 marks lowest number since records have been keptPRATT ­– Kansas has a lot of to offer hunters. Abundant wildlife, a multitude of hunting opportunities, and diverse landscapes are just a few of the things that make Kansas truly a hunter’s paradise. And while it’s always been a safe place to hun ... Read More


DOVE FIELD #1 AT CLINTON UNDER SPECIAL HUNTS FOR OPENING DAY

July 17, 2014Hunters will be required to draw for access to this field for Sept.1 only PRATT – It’s no gamble to say that Sept. 1, opening day of dove season, holds an important spot on most Kansas hunters’ calendars. The weather is nice, birds are in flight, and it’s the first opportunity of the season to trade a clay target for the “real ... Read More


HUNTERS INVITED TO APPLY FOR 2014-2015 SPECIAL HUNTS JULY 12

June 19, 2014Hunters can apply for access to exclusive hunting areas statewide online at ksoutdoors.comPRATT ­­– The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism invites hunters to apply online for 2014-2015 special hunts for the fall and winter season. Applications can be made as early as July 12 by visiting ksoutdoors.com and clicking “Hu ... Read More


ANTELOPE FIREARM AND MUZZLELOADER APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

May 22, 2014Applications accepted online through June 13PRATT — Applications for resident-only antelope firearm and muzzleloader permits are being accepted now through June 13.  Only online applications are accepted and are available through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) website, ksoutdoors.com. Click "L ... Read More


SPRING TURKEY SEASON RUNS THROUGH MAY 31

April 3, 2014Firearm hunters can hit the field April 9PRATT –  A lot of work goes into prepping for a spring turkey hunt, from scouting roosting sights and sighting in shotguns, to mastering the perfect “cluck” and “purr” call. And all that hard work will pay off on April 9 when the regular spring turkey season opens. Following the archery ... Read More


KDWPT HITS RECORD ENROLLMENT FOR SPRING TURKEY HUNTING ACCESS

March 20, 2014Nearly 214,000 Walk-In Hunting Access acres are available this springPRATT – Hunting for spring turkeys can have it’s own set of challenges, but this year, finding a place to hunt shouldn’t be one of them. Thanks to the Walk-In Hunting Access (WIHA) program offered through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWP ... Read More


KICK START THE NEW SEASON WITH A SHED HUNT

March 13, 2014One deer’s trash can be one hunter’s trophy after a successful shed huntPRATT – No one really knows why deer evolved to shed their antlers every year, but for hunters looking for a way to connect with the world of big game outside of hunting season, knowing “why” isn’t nearly as important as “where” deer shed their antlers.“We kno ... Read More


LANDOWNER PERMISSION A MUST WHEN HUNTING PRIVATE LAND

Nov. 28, 2013Hunters must ask for permission before hunting on private landPRATT – Hunters can face serious penalties for hunting on private land without landowner permission, and however tempting a trophy-sized buck, or a pond covered in greenheads may be, the consequences will always outweigh the perceived reward. With firearm season just aro ... Read More


STATE PARK CABINS SERVE AS IDEAL BASE CAMPS FOR HUNTERS

Oct. 17, 2013Lodging at a comfortable state park cabin can save hunters money and timePRATT – Hunters have to factor in a lot of components when planning a hunt, and one of the most important aspects focuses on timing. Whether you are figuring out what time to wake up, when to change locations, how soon to call an animal in, or even when you sh ... Read More