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Recent Updates

This is a list of the last 75 updates to the website.

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


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


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


HAVE A HAPPY “OUTDOOR” THANKSGIVING

Nov. 27, 2014State parks and wildlife areas are open, but offices closed over holidayPRATT – With mild weather forecast through the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, spending time outdoors hunting, fishing or hiking can be a perfect way for families to enjoy time together. Kansas state parks and wildlife areas offer great outdoor opportunities; how ... Read More


GAME WARDENS BUSY FOR PHEASANT/QUAIL SEASON OPENER

November 10, 2014No injury or fatal hunting incidents were reported TOPEKA, Kan.– Game wardens with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) reported a number of violations during the opening weekend of the pheasant and quail regular season which began November 8. The weekend reporting period ran from 7:00 p.m. on Frida ... Read More


ETHAN CARROLL MEMORIAL COYOTE CALLING CONTEST

Nov. 6, 2014Event to honor young outdoorsman, support 4-H shooting sports PRATT ­– To honor the life of a young outdoorsman and past 4-H Shooting Sports member, members of the Morris County Sharp Shooters club invite hunters to join them for the annual Ethan Carroll Memorial Coyote Calling Contest Nov. 29. The event will be based at the Mo ... 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


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


2014 DOVE HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES

August 21, 2014Kansas hunting license and HIP permit required to hunt dovesPRATT ­– Dove season is almost here and with more than 45 locations across the state with public dove hunting sites available, there’s no shortage of opportunities for hunters. From Sept. 1 - Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-9, hunters can hunt mourning, white-winged, Eurasian-collare ... Read More


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