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APPLY NOW FOR COMMISSION BIG GAME PERMITS

Oct. 30, 2014Eligible non-profits can draw a deer, elk, or antelope permit for fundraisingPRATT ­– Applications for Commission Big Game Permits are being accepted now by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). Any Kansas-based nonprofit organization that actively promotes wildlife conservation and the hunting and fishing h ... Read More


IT’S WHOOPING CRANE TIME

Oct. 30. 2014Rare whooping cranes make appearance in KansasPRATT – Four adult whooping cranes were spotted on Oct. 28 at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area in Barton County but were gone by the next day. They are part of the only sustaining wild population estimated at 250 birds. Whooping cranes from this population will fly through the state in up ... Read More


NOVEMBER STARTS WITH A BANG AND YOUTH SEASON

Oct. 30, 2014Youngsters 16 and younger can hunt pheasants and quail Nov. 1-2PRATT – November is a busy month for hunters in Kansas, and it starts on Nov. 1 and 2 with the youth pheasant and quail seasons. A variety of seasons in Kansas are designated for young hunters, including spring turkey, deer, waterfowl, pheasants and quail. All youth sea ... Read More


ANGLER EDUCATION CERTIFICATION IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS

Oct. 30, 2014Certification course prepares folks to teach fishing techniques in KansasPRATT – 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 Center ... Read More


WESTAR ENGERY GREEN TEAM HOSTS ANNUAL YOUTH DEER HUNT

October 30, 2014Applications for Jeffrey Energy Center deer hunt due Nov. 7TOPEKA – The Westar Energy Green Team will host rifle deer hunts for area youth who have little or no deer hunting experience. The guided hunts will be conducted at Jeffrey Energy Center, seven miles north of St. Marys, during the early firearm deer season, Dec. 3-14. Yo ... Read More


BUFFALO AUCTION AT MAXWELL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Oct. 23, 2014Approximately 55 cows, heifers, bulls, and calves will be availablePRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will host its annual Maxwell Wildlife Refuge Buffalo Auction Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. Approximately 55 buffalo from the KDWPT herd will be available for purchase, including three cows; five ye ... Read More


MOUNTAIN LION CONFIRMED IN LABETTE COUNTY

UPDATE: The trail camera photo had a date stamp of 9/24/2014 and a time stamp of 5:56 a.m.At the landowner’s request, the exact location of where the trail camera photo was taken will be kept confidential as it is private property and the landowner is currently hunting there.Oct. 23, 2014Mountain lion photographed on trail cam in southeast ... 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


KDWPT HOLDS LAST COMMISSION MEETING OF 2014

Oct. 23, 2014Commissioners vote to do away with floatline fishing permitsPRATT – Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commissioners engaged in lively discussion and voted on several regulations relating to fishing and more at the Oct. 16 public hearing in Salina. For those that were unable to attend, a video of the meeting can be seen at ksoutdoo ... Read More


ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP AT OLPE HIGH

Oct. 23, 2014Educators in Olpe, Hartford, Reading and surroundings areas invited to participatePRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism staff and National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) training instructors will host a NASP Basic Archery Instructor's Workshop at the Olpe High School gym, October 27 at 8:30 a.m. Instructors ... Read More