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Recent Updates

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

PRE-RUT WHITETAIL ANTLERLESS-ONLY SEASON OCT. 11-12

Oct. 2, 2014Firearm deer hunters eager for firearm season can sate their hankering through special two-day opportunityPRATT – Firearm deer hunters who utilize the whitetail antlerless-only seasons to put deer meat in the freezer no longer have to wait until January. The Pre-rut White-tail Antlerless-only season is Oct. 11-12, 2014. Just like th ... Read More


CLINTON WILDLIFE AREA QUAIL HABITAT TOUR

Oct. 2, 2014Landowners can learn about land management practices that benefit upland wildlifePRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), in cooperation with the Jayhawk Chapter of The Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, will host a Quail Habitat Management Tour Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon on Clinton Wildlif ... Read More


YOUTH SHOOTING SPORTS CLINIC OCT. 11 AT COUNCIL GROVE

Oct. 2, 2014Special event designed to encourage youth participation in huntingPRATT – Area youth are invited to attend a free shotgun, air rifle, and archery shooting clinic on Saturday, October 11 at Council Grove Reservoir. This Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) event will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. With the help ... Read More


KANSAS FUR HARVESTERS ASSOCATION STATE RENDEZVOUS OCT. 3-5

Oct. 2, 2014From predator calling demos to trap-setting contests, this event has it allPRATT – The Kansas Fur Harvesters Association (KFHA) is hosting its annual State Rendezvous Oct. 3-5, 2014, and everyone from the experienced trapper to the beginner coyote caller is welcome to attend. The event will be held at the Woodson County Fairgrounds, ... Read More


KANSAS DUCK SEASON TAKES TO THE SKY

Oct. 2, 2014Duck hunting opportunities available through Jan. 25, 2015PRATT – Teal season is over for the year, but marsh madness has just begun. From Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015, waterfowl hunters in various parts of the state will have opportunities to pursue one of the sky’s most sought-after game birds – ducks. So brush up on your waterfow ... Read More


DEER SEASON IS HERE

Sept. 11, 2014Youth season runs through Sept. 14PRATT – Kansas deer season is upon us and with a variety of seasons to choose from, it’s important hunters stay informed and organized. The 2014 deer season kicks off with the youth and disabled season going on now through Sept. 14, 2014, followed by the muzzleloader season, Sept. 15 - 28, 2014, a ... Read More


KANSAS ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY FALL MEETING

Sept. 18, 2014Members of the public are welcome to join in on the feathery funPRATT – The Kansas Ornithological Society (KOS) will hold its fall meeting October 3-5 in Salina. This informative and fun gathering is open to everyone and will include an informal, come-and-go reception at Lakewood Discovery Center on Friday from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. On ... Read More


2014 KANSAS UPLAND BIRD HUNTING FORECAST NOW AVAILABLE

Sept. 18, 20142014 Upland bird forecast shows improvements in pheasant, quail, prairie chicken populationsPRATT – A copy of the 2014 Kansas Upland Bird Forecast is now available and from the looks of things, upland bird hunters will see improved populations this fall. Although below-average harvests are expected this year, hunters should see mo ... Read More


RICK FUNK MEMORIAL YOUTH AND WOMEN'S PHEASANT HUNT OCT. 4

Sept. 25, 2014Activities will be available for all family members in attendancePRATT – The Johnson County chapter of Pheasants Forever (PF) is hosting an Outdoor Family Fun Day and Rick Funk Memorial Youth and Women's Pheasant Hunt Saturday, October 4 and invite you to join. Both family activities and hunts will take place at Eckman's Hunting P ... Read More


DOTING ON YOUNG WILDLIFE CAN BE DEADLY

May 1, 2014Young animals may appear alone, but that doesn’t mean they’re abandonedPRATT – Stumbling upon a seemingly-abandoned nest of young cottontails may have you thinking it’s time to make a trip to the store for a cardboard box and some carrots, but this act of kindness may actual kill the very wildlife you’re trying to “save.” Every year, ... Read More


WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM COMMISSION SETS WATERFOWL SEASONS

August 28, 20142014 duck and goose seasons set by Wildlife, Parks and Tourism CommissionGREAT BEND – On Thursday, August 21, the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission heard 2014 duck and goose season recommendations, considered public comment and approved the following seasons.DUCKSHigh Plains Duck Zone: Oct. 11-Dec. 8, 2014 and Dec. 20 ... Read More


KINSLEY KIDS KLASSIC SEPT. 20

August 28, 2014Youth invited for day of shotgun shooting, food, and prizesPRATT– The 22nd Kinsley Kids Klassic, an annual trapshooting event, will be held Saturday, Sept 20. The event is open to youth shooters through high school age, including 2014 graduates. Cost to attend is $25 and includes 100 targets, lunch, event t-shirt and door prize. ... Read More


CANOE AND KAYAK FALL RENDEZVOUS AT ELK CITY LAKE

Sept. 11, 2014New paddlers can attend the “Intro to Kayaking Orientation”PRATT – The Kansas Canoe and Kayak Association (KCKA) invites all to attend the 2014 Fall Rendezvous, Sept. 20-21, at Card Creek Campground, Elk City State Park. The free two-day canoeing and kayaking event is open to the public and all ages and experience levels are welco ... Read More


FLOATLINE FISHING SEASON JULY 15-SEPT 15

July 10, 2014Anglers can have up to eight floatlines, special permit requiredPRATT – Floatline fishing season is just two-months long, and open to only 12 select areas within the state, but for channel cat anglers looking to get an edge out in the water, this season is the highlight of summer.Also referred to as jug fishing, floatline fishing c ... Read More


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR YOUTH DOVE HUNT

July 17, 2014Family members are welcome to attend this half-day huntPRATT – The Jayhawk Chapter of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (QUWF) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) invite youth age 16 and younger to register for their 7th Annual Youth Dove Hunt. The Sept. 1 opening day hunt will take place at Clin ... Read More


CRAWFORD STATE PARK TO HOST COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE SEPT. 27

Sept. 4, 2014Live music begins at 3:30 p.m. and will continue through the nightPRATT – Camping, chili, and country music – what more could you ask for? Thanks to the Friends of Crawford State Park, all this and more will be part of a one-night event, Sept. 27 at Crawford State Park’s Oak Point Campground. Crawford State Park is located just nin ... Read More


11/1/14 - 11/2/14: Harper Co. - Kiowa
Hunter Ed Course
(Memorial Building)