6/26/08

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STATE PARKS READY FOR COUNTRY STAMPEDE, INDEPENDENCE DAY DESPITE SOME FLOODING
SPECIAL HUNTS APPLICATION DEADLINE JULY 15
RECREATIONAL BOATING FATALITIES DROP
AVID HUNTERS PURSUE SUMMER SQUIRRELS-30- Read More


STATE PARKS READY FOR COUNTRY STAMPEDE, INDEPENDENCE DAY DESPITE SOME FLOODING

Although last week in June finds many parks inundated, hopes rise with lower waters PRATT -- As the last weekend in June approaches, some state parks in the eastern portions of Kansas are struggling with flooded facilities. Activities at these parks may be limited the weekend of June 28-29, but hopes are high for July -- and Independence Day ... Read More


SPECIAL HUNTS APPLICATION DEADLINE JULY 15

Limited but high-quality hunts designed for everyone; application deadline July 15 PRATT -- Each year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) offers a number of special hunts on KDWP land. Hunters looking for a high-quality hunting experience are encouraged to apply for these special hunts. Dozens of specially-planned, limited-dr ... Read More


RECREATIONAL BOATING FATALITIES DROP

National figures third-lowest since reporting began; Kansas accidents drop 40 percent PRATT -- Deaths resulting from recreational boating accidents fell in 2007, according to figures recently released by the United States Coast Guard. Nationally, the total dropped from 710 in 2006 to 688 in 2007, the lowest figure since 2004 and third lowest ... Read More


AVID HUNTERS PURSUE SUMMER SQUIRRELS

Mulberries and summer shade attract squirrels and hunters; season runs June 1-Feb. 28 PRATT -- For outdoorsmen and women who don't fish or just want more varied outdoor experiences in the Sunflower State, Kansas offers exciting hunting opportunities throughout the summer. Squirrel season provides that opportunity. The season opened June 1 an ... Read More