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ANGLER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR COURSE DEC. 6

Nov. 20, 2014Become certified to teach fishing techniques in Kansas during one-day coursePRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will host an Angler Certification Course Dec. 6 for anglers wishing to teach fishing techniques in Kansas. The class will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Greenbush Camp and Retreat Cen ... Read More


MILFORD NATURE CENTER TO HOST HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Nov. 20, 2014Visitors can view displays, enjoy special treats, and shop for nature-themed gift itemsPRATT ­– The staff at the Milford Nature Center, 3415 Hatchery Dr., Junction City, invite you and your family to a holiday open house Sunday, Nov. 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can tour the nature center, enjoy refreshments, and register to ... Read More


LANDOWNER PERMISSION REQUIRED TO HUNT ANY PRIVATE LAND

Nov. 20, 2014Hunters must get permission to hunt private land whether it’s posted or not PRATT – Kansas is 97 percent privately owned, so most hunting occurs on private land. While there are more than 1.5 million acres of public hunting lands, including Walk-In Hunting Access, that represents only 2.5 percent of the land in Kansas. Landown ... Read More


DEC. 3 MARKS OPENING DAY OF FIREARM DEER SEASON

Nov. 20, 2014Hunters may pursue deer with firearms through Dec. 14, 2014PRATT – As November comes to a close, it can only mean one thing - it’s time to break out your blaze orange clothing and sight-in your rifle because the Kansas firearm deer season is almost upon us. From Dec. 3-14, hunters may pursue deer with any legal equipment, including ... Read More


2014 KANSAS STATE ECO-MEET HOSTS 103 COMPETITORS

Nov. 20, 2014Twenty-three schools participated in the annual competitionPRATT – The 16th Annual State Finals ECO-Meet competition, which was held at the Rock Springs 4H Center on Nov. 6, proved to be an exciting and hard-fought contest. A total of 27 teams consisting of 103 students from 23 schools across the state participated at the competiti ... Read More


PRAIRIE CHICKEN SEASON OPENS NOV. 15

Nov. 13, 2014Annual prairie chicken season opens with changes for 2014PRATT –The regular prairie chicken season opens on the third Saturday in November, which is Nov. 15, 2014. However, this year, hunters will see a significant change in where prairie chickens may be hunted. Kansas is home to two species of prairie chickens. The greater prairie ... Read More


NEW ROOSTER ROUNDUP HUNTING CONTEST BEGINS NOV. 21

Nov. 13, 2014Banded pheasants worth cash and prizes to be released in Ford, Finney, Hodgeman countiesDODGE CITY – One hundred and fifty banded pheasants will be released in Ford, Finney, and Hodgeman counties as part of an inaugural pheasant hunting contest hosted by Dodge City, Garden City, and the city of Jetmore. The contest begins Nov. 21 a ... Read More


WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS CAN KEEP BOATERS SAFE

Nov. 13, 2014Winter is here, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to store your boatPRATT – Boating can be a fun and safe activity just about year-round, especially when the proper procedures are in place, but high winds, icy waters, and freezing temperatures can pose  serious risks. Anglers and waterfowl hunters braving icy waters this winter ... Read More


FURHARVESTING EFFECTIVE TOOL TO MANAGE FURBEARERS

Nov. 6, 2014Fourteen species of furbearers may be hunted and trappedduring traditional seasonPRATT – Have you ever had a family of raccoons make nightly “yard art” with the contents of your trash cans? Or a muskrat turn your pond dam into Swiss cheese? Although these furbearers play vital roles in the balance of nature, sometimes they can be co ... 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