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WALLEYE TAGGING STUDY AT MILFORD RESERVOIR

PRATT – Walleye will be tagged this spring at Milford Reservoir and tags returned by anglers will provide fisheries biologists with valuable information needed to manage the fishery. On April 1, biologists will begin tagging 500 walleye with numbered, blue plastic tags that will be inserted into fish near the dorsal fin. Anglers who catch a tag ... Read More


FISHERIES NEWSLETTERS WILL HELP YOU CATCH MORE FISH

PRATT – Did you know that more than 93 bass per hour were sampled last fall at Bone Creek Lake in Crawford County? You would if you subscribed to thePittsburg District Fisheries Newsletterwritten by fisheries biologist Rob Friggeri. Ninety-three bass per hour is a very good sampling rate, but the fact that more than 30 percent of those bass wer ... Read More


PUBLIC LAND TURKEY HUNTERS ENCOURAGED TO USE iSPORTSMAN

PRATT – Turkeys can be unpredictable – one minute they’re off in the distance, the next minute they’re approaching you from behind. Every minute counts during turkey season, and time spent filling out a traditional daily hunt permit card could mean the difference between a good hunt and a great hunt. Optimize your time afield this spring by uti ... Read More


SIX HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS AWARDED FOR EXCELLENCE

PRATT – Kansas has certified 535,901 students in Hunter Education since the program’s inception 42 years ago and has done so without paying one person to teach a class. The program, which is carried out by more than 1,200 volunteer instructors across the state, is unique in that it is fueled by passion, not payment. Volunteer instructors, some ... Read More


VOTE FOR KANSAS IN NATIONAL FISHING AND BOATING SWEEPSTAKES

PRATT ­– Take Me Fishing is currently trying to identify the best places to fish and boat in the U.S. through the America’s Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes. Six Kansas state parks have made the 2015 Top 100 List, but more votes are needed to bring Kansas to the top. The six Kansas state parks that have made the 2015 list includ ... Read More


COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE AT SAND HILLS STATE PARK APRIL 10-12

CHENEY – The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC), a nonprofit organization that provides competitive distance trail rides for riders of all equine breeds and disciplines, will be holding its second annual trail ride competition, “Exploring Sand Hills,” at Sand Hills State Park April 10-12, 2015. Anyone age 10 or older is welcome to com ... Read More


WESTAR ENERGY TO HOST GUIDED YOUTH TURKEY HUNTS

TOPEKA — Green Team volunteers from Westar Energy invite youth age 12-17 to participate in their annual spring turkey hunt, April 1-14, 2015, at Jeffrey Energy Center (seven miles north of St. Marys). Hunts will take place primarily in the mornings and on weekends, but weekdays and afternoons are possible based on volunteer guide availability. ... Read More


CHICKADEE CHECKOFF SMALL GRANTS PROPOSALS DUE APRIL 15

PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism is accepting proposals for the Chickadee Checkoff Small Grants Program through April 15, 2015. Grant recipients carry out projects focused on wildlife diversity and native nongame wildlife species, while addressing the issues and strategies within the Kansas Comprehensive Wildlife Co ... Read More


KANSAS HAS NO FIREARMS-RELATED FATALITIES DURING 2014 HUNTING SEASONS

March 12, 2015Hunter Education continues to be catalyst for safe firearm practices afieldPRATT – Each year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) compiles a summary of all reported hunting incidents as a way to assess safety issues afield and address any potential areas for improvement in Hunter Education programs. The 20 ... Read More


DEER SEASONS TO BE SET AT MARCH 26 COMMISSION MEETING

Jan. 15, 2015Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will meet in TopekaPRATT – Deer, antelope, and elk hunting seasons for 2015-2016 will be determined when the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meets on March 26. The meeting will be held at the Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW 6th Ave., Topeka.The meeting will begin at 1 p. ... Read More