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KANSAS STATE PARKS PREPARE FOR BUSY SEASON

April 5, 2012
April marks beginning of park seasonPRATT — Great outdoor adventures are waiting at Kansas state parks. The early warm-up this spring has whetted the appetites of campers, boaters, and anglers, and your state parks are ready. In addition to camping, boating, fishing, hiking, and biking, a variety of special events are planned thr ... Read More


SAFETY KEY TO SUCCESSFUL SPRING TURKEY HUNT

April 5, 2012
Ensure a rewarding hunt with a few simple safety rulesPRATT — Kansas gobblers are in full strut, and avid turkey hunters are champing at the bit to get into the woods on opening day of the general spring turkey season, which opens April 11 and runs through May 31. And because turkey hunting is a safe, rewarding way to introduce y ... Read More


PRAIRIE CHICKEN SPRING DANCE A BIRDERS DELIGHT

April 5, 2012
From March through May, male chickens dance, fight, and call to attract matesPRATT — Each spring, one of the most extraordinary mating rituals in all of nature occurs right here in Kansas — the courtship of the prairie grouse, more commonly known as the prairie chicken. On specific sites in otherwise indistinguishable tracts of n ... Read More


2011 KANSAS HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

April 5, 2012
Salina man garners award for exceptional volunteer servicePRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Hunter Education Section has announced that Shannon Clarkson, Salina, has been selected the 2011 Kansas Hunter Education Instructor of the Year. Clarkson joined the volunteer hunter education instructor ... Read More


“RESCUING” YOUNG WILDLIFE AGAINST THE LAW

April 5, 2012
“Rescuing” what seems to be an abandoned young animal usually a death sentencePRATT — Twenty years ago, the term "Bambi Syndrome" was circulated frequently in the press, and while you don't see the term much these days, the problem still persists: well-meaning Kansans see deer fawns or other wildlife by themselves and a ... Read More