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KDWPT OUTDOOR STORE HAS YOUR LAST-MINUTE GIFT ITEMS

December 18, 2014Easy solution for those “hard to shop for” peopleon your listPRATT – There always seems to be that one person on your Christmas list that is just plain hard to shop for, but don’t stress this holiday season over what to buy – the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Outdoor Store has just the gift for you. Whether ... Read More


KDWPT HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS

December 18, 2014State parks and wildlife areas are open but offices closed over holidaysPRATT – You can still enjoy a hike on a state park trail, a hunt on a wildlife area or even a campout at a state park; however, depending on the days you visit, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) offices may be closed this holiday seas ... Read More


BIRDERS TALLY ENCOUNTERS WITH WINGED FRIENDS THIS HOLIDAY

Dec. 11, 2014If you have an interest in birds and some spare time this winter, consider participating in a countPRATT — You don’t have to be a seasoned birder, or even own an expensive pair of binoculars to participate in a Christmas bird count. In fact, an identification book and a bit of free time will do the trick. Birders of all skill level ... Read More


DEC. 15 BUY YOUR 2015 LICENSES AND PERMITS

Dec. 11, 2014Get a head start on the 2015 seasons buy buying your licenses, permits earlyPRATT – It’s a new year, you’ve got your tackle bag in order, your reels all have new line, and your buddy just called saying he found a school of fish and he’s catching them faster than he can reel them in. You hightail it to the lake and begin to unload y ... Read More


HUNTERS ENCOURAGED TO UTILIZE iSPORTSMAN ELECTRONIC CHECK-IN SYSTEM

Dec. 4, 2014Fourteen wildlife areas currently utilize the system, more to comePRATT – Since Sept. 1, hunters using select Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) wildlife areas have been able to obtain free daily hunt permits electronically through the iSportsman system. To date, more than 4,500 individuals have registered for ... Read More


WITNESSES OF WILDLIFE-RELATED CRIMES CAN REPORT ANONYMOUSLY

Dec. 4, 2014One phone call can help catch wildlife thievesPRATT – Countless wildlife, especially big game, will be illegally killed at the hands of poachers this season and unfortunately, these criminals are tough to catch. Game wardens work tirelessly to track down the men and women allegedly responsible for these crimes, but often a lack of e ... Read More


PROCESS DEER IMMEDIATELY WITH ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION

Dec. 4, 2014Voluntary electronic deer registration allows hunters to transport a carcass without a head attachedPRATT – Recovering a deer following a hunt is a prized moment for any hunter, but in all the excitement, it can be easy to forget the steps to follow after a harvest. One important regulation deer hunters should be aware of is deer mu ... Read More


AVOIDING “GAMEY” FLAVOR IN BIG GAME

Nov. 27, 2014KDWPT has an easy-to-follow video to show you howPRATT – Eating a “gamey” piece of wild meat can be a deal-breaking experience for some. For those with sensitive palates, it can be enough to swear off wild game altogether, while for others it’s simply a less than favorable taste. The truth is, Kansas big game rarely possesses such ... Read More


KANSAS WILDLIFE AND PARKS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES “WILD ABOUT KANSAS” WINNERS

Nov. 27, 2014The 2015 contest will have a new adult category open to photographers age 19 and olderPRATT – There’s a reason people are drawn to outdoor photography. It showcases a world outside of our own, it unearths creatures we may not have seen otherwise, and it reminds us that there is beauty all around us. The contestants of the second an ... Read More


SHARE YOUR HARVEST THIS SEASON

Nov. 27, 2014A hunter can gift as many as 200 meals at a local food pantry with a donated deerPRATT – A mature white-tailed deer, even field dressed, can often outweigh the very hunter lucky enough to make the harvest. Combine that with generous permit allocations in some areas of the state, and some hunters may find they are quickly filling th ... Read More