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FLINT HILLS GOBBLERS TO HOST 14TH ANNUAL SPRING TURKEY HUNTING CLINIC

Jan. 22, 2015Event open to first 250 who registerEMPORIA – The Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold the 14th Annual Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic and Internet-Assisted Hunter Education Class on Saturday, March 28. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dry Creek Sporting Clays, south of Empori ... Read More


2015 GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT BEGINS FEB. 13

Jan. 22, 2015Fifteen minutes or more of bird watching is all participants need to participatePRATT – In lieu of conducting the Backyard Bird Feeder Survey this year, bird watchers around the state are asked to participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) taking place Feb. 13-16. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages bi ... Read More


LEARN OUTDOOR SKILLS AT WOMEN-ONLY WORKSHOP

Jan. 22, 2015Three-day event is perfect place to learn ins and outs of outdoor recreationPRATT – If you’re intimidated by the thought of picking up a bow, if you’re stumped at what lures to use when fishing, or if you’ve always wanted to kayak down a river, but don’t know how to get started, consider the Becoming An Outdoors-Woman (BOW) worksho ... Read More


THIRD KANSAS BIRDING BIG YEAR COMPETITION BEGINS

Jan. 15, 2015The annual birding competition sports big results, big-name prizesPRATT – You may not consider yourself a “birder,” but if you’ve ever watched a hummingbird sip at a feeder, took note of a flock of geese up high, or watched a robin build a nest in your front yard – you’re a birder. And if you can find a way to positively identify e ... Read More


ANGLERS ENCOURAGED TO USE CAUTION ON ICE-COVERED LAKES

Jan. 15, 2015Warmer temperatures will begin causing weak spots on frozen waters PRATT – A recent cold-spell had many Kansas lakes covered in thick ice, creating ideal conditions for ice fishing, but even with very cold temperatures, ice anglers must be vigilant. Now that temperatures are warming, extreme caution must be used in avoiding we ... Read More


WINNERS OF KDWPT COMMISSION BIG GAME PERMIT DRAWING ANNOUNCED

Jan. 15, 2015One elk tag and six deer tags were drawn for 2015PRATT – Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commissioners recently met in Bonner Springs on Jan. 8 for the first commission meeting of 2015. During the general discussion period of the meeting, six lucky Kansas-based nonprofit organizations that actively promote wildlife conservation ... Read More


SPRING TURKEY PERMITS GO ON SALE JAN. 12

Jan. 8, 2015Hunters have through Feb. 13 to apply online for Unit 4 Spring Turkey PermitsPRATT –  Have you been dreaming of longbeards? Do you find yourself spending extended periods of time listening for gobbles in the distance? Are you driving your family nuts practicing clucks and purrs on your turkey call? If your answer is yes to any ... Read More


STEVE HARPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AVLAILABLE

Jan. 8, 2015Kansas college students in wildlife-based or outdoor journalism curriculums eligiblePRATT – Kansas high school seniors enrolled in a Kansas college and current Kansas college students pursuing wildlife/nature-based or outdoor journalism degrees are eligible to apply for the Steve Harper Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 grant is avai ... Read More


2015 FISHING REGULATIONS SUMMARY NOW ONLINE

Jan. 1, 2015Anglers can download the 2015 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary at ksoutdoors.comPRATT – It’s never too early to begin planning your next fishing trip – that’s why an online version of the 2015 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary has been made available to anglers at ksoutdoors.com. Simply visit ksoutdoors.com and click “Fishing / F ... Read More


SUPPORT NONGAME SPECIES WITH TAX DONATION

Jan. 1, 2015Nongame wildlife make up more than ninety-nine percent of all species in KansasPRATT – More than 4,500 birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans and mollusks are considered nongame species, or species that are not trapped, fished, or hunted, in Kansas. We share our state with hummingbirds and herons, bats and butterfli ... Read More