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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SPECIAL HUNTS SEPT. 29

Sept. 18, 2014Hunters have until 9 a.m., Sept. 29 to apply for fall and winter special huntsPRATT – Outstanding hunting grounds exist throughout the state, but for the average hunter, gaining access to private land areas may be difficult. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism designed the Special Hunts Program to ensure hunters h ... 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


SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR ANGLER INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Sept. 18, 2014Get certified to teach basic fishing skills in KansasPRATT – If you’re passionate about fishing, and have a desire to share that passion with others,  you can still enroll in a Kansas angler education certification course. Fishing’s Future and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will sponsor a fishing instruc ... 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


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


EARLY GREATER PRAIRIE CHICKEN SEASON BEGINS SEPT. 15

Sept. 11, 2014Early season provides hunters with unique, challenging opportunity PRATT – Load up your bird dog and dig out that hunter orange because the Early Prairie Chicken Season is almost here. Beginning Sept. 15, hunters with a valid Kansas hunting license and a Greater Prairie Chicken Permit ($2.50) can hunt in Greater Prairie Chick ... Read More


2014 KANSAS WATERFOWL SEASON OUTLOOK

Sept. 11, 2014Hunters can expect good hunting conditions that will only improve with timePRATT – The makings for a great waterfowl season are all coming together as hunters prepare for early teal. Expertly-managed food, water, and refuge areas at public wildlife areas across the state have already drawn in thousands of the blue-winged teal, and ... 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


GAME WARDENS BUSY OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Sept. 4, 2014KDWPT officers report no drownings, hunting or boating fatalitiesTOPEKA – Game wardens with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) were busy over the Labor Day weekend, helping outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a safe experience. The reporting period began at 7 p.m. Friday, August 30 and concluded at 11:59 p.m. Monday ... 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