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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


F.I.S.H. PAYS LANDOWNERS TO ALLOW FISHING ACCESS

November 27, 2014Enrolled private waters can benefit from fish stocking and habitat managementPRATT – If you are a landowner with private waters and are interested in sharing the joy of fishing with others, you may want to consider becoming a part of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Fishing Impoundments and Stream ... 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


ANGLER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR COURSE DEC. 6

Nov. 20, 2014Become certified to teach fishing techniques in Kansas during one-day coursePRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will host an Angler Certification Course Dec. 6 for anglers wishing to teach fishing techniques in Kansas. The class will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Greenbush Camp and Retreat Cen ... Read More


MILFORD NATURE CENTER TO HOST HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Nov. 20, 2014Visitors can view displays, enjoy special treats, and shop for nature-themed gift itemsPRATT ­– The staff at the Milford Nature Center, 3415 Hatchery Dr., Junction City, invite you and your family to a holiday open house Sunday, Nov. 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can tour the nature center, enjoy refreshments, and register to ... Read More


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


2014 KANSAS STATE ECO-MEET HOSTS 103 COMPETITORS

Nov. 20, 2014Twenty-three schools participated in the annual competitionPRATT – The 16th Annual State Finals ECO-Meet competition, which was held at the Rock Springs 4H Center on Nov. 6, proved to be an exciting and hard-fought contest. A total of 27 teams consisting of 103 students from 23 schools across the state participated at the competiti ... 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