July 2008

ZEBRA MUSSELS FOUND AT MARION RESERVOIR

Boater, angler precautions critical to contain further spreadThe Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Marion Reservoir. After an angler reported finding a single zebra mussel in the Cottonwood Point area of the reservoir, KDWP biologist Jason Goeckler investigated immediately, and found two more ... Read More


COMPLETION OF FINAL PHASE ENHANCES PRAIRIE SPIRIT TRAIL

Final leg of trail complete; online video provides previewIn May of 1992, title of the 50-mile stretch of railroad right-of-way from Ottawa to Iola was transferred to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), and the agency developed a three-phase plan to develop the trail and open it to the public. Phase One -- from Richmond to Welda ... Read More


KDWP PROVIDES GRANTS FOR SHOOTING RANGE DEVELOPMENT

Increase in shooting sport participation sparks interest, need for rangesAccording to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, more than 19 million Americans enjoy target shooting, and more citizens are turning to the shooting sports as a leisure-time activity. As firearm sales continue to increase, there is a growing need for new shooting rang ... Read More


MEMORIAL YOUTH DEER HUNT SEPT. 13-14 AT CEDAR BLUFF WILDLIFE AREA

Event limited to 10 youth; application deadline Aug. 22Thanks to the success of last year's TJ’s Memorial Youth Deer Hunt, the Hunting Heritage Group and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will host another youth deer hunt during the special youth and disabled hunting season (Sept 13-21).This year, the hunt will be on Sept. 13 a ... Read More


SCOTT STATE LAKE YOUTH PROGRAM TO GIVE AWAY YOUTH SHOTGUN

Hunting skills seminar will also offer guided hunts and other prizesOn Aug. 16, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will host a youth waterfowl program from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scott State Park. The program is designed to teach and improve hunting skills, including duck calling, shotgun shooting, trapping techniques, and waterfow ... Read More


LOVEWELL FUN DAY AUG. 2 ONE OF MANY AUGUST PARK EVENTS

Celebration highlights include archery shoot, mud volleyball, log races, cook-off The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and Lovewell Marina at Lovewell State Park are sponsoring the annual Lovewell Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 2. Events begin with registration for a 3-D archery shoot from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The tournament will conclude ... Read More


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ZEBRA MUSSELS DOCUMENTED AT LAKE AFTON

Second lake in a week to report presence of destructive musselsFollowing on the heels of a report from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) that zebra mussels have been found in Marion Reservoir, biologists with the agency have now discovered a second lake infested with the aquatic nuisance species. KDWP biologists conducting a ro ... Read More