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4-10-14

WILLIS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE CORRECTION

April 10, 2014Interested applicants have until April 30 to applyPRATT ­– The Willis Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with the Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt, invites students currently enrolled in a Kansas regent’s institution pursuing a degree relating to wildlife, natural resources, and/or natural resource management to apply for a sch ... Read More


PUBLIC INVITED TO KANSAS WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM COMMISSION MEETING APRIL 17

April 10, 2014Upland bird regulations to be discussed due to recent threatened listing of the lesser prairie chickenPRATT – The public is invited to attend an upcoming Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting, April 17 at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 East 29th St. N., Wichita. The afternoon session will run from 1:00 p.m. t ... Read More


KDWPT TRACKS 2014 LEGISLATURE

April 10, 2014Variety of bills could impact outdoor recreationTOPEKA – On Sunday, April 6, the 2014 session of the Kansas Legislature adjourned until April 30. While school funding was a focus of debate prior to adjournment, throughout the session, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) followed a variety of bills that cou ... Read More


NEW STATE RECORD RAINBOW TROUT TIPS SCALES AT 15.72 POUNDS

April 10, 2014Angler Josh McCullough caught the behemoth trout from Kill Creek Park Lake in Johnson CountyPRATT – In Kansas trout waters, it’s not uncommon to drop a lure and get a bite after a few minutes, but to drop a lure, get a bite, and reel in a 15.72-pound rainbow trout is almost unheard of. That’s what angler Josh McCullough of Spring ... Read More