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KANSAS WETLANDS EDUCATION CENTER BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

Sept. 11, 2014Participants can help capture and tag monarch butterfliesGREAT BEND – From making milkweed seed bombs to tagging monarch butterflies, kids and adults will find plenty to do during the Kansas Wetlands Education Center’s (KWEC) “Butterfly Festival” Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. KWEC is located at 592 NE K156 Hwy on the Cheyenne Bottoms W ... 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


SOUTHWEST KANSAS YOUTH DAY SEPT. 20

Sept. 11, 2014The free event will feature 2014 Miss Rodeo Kansas, Katera HarterPRATT – The 2014 Southwest Kansas Youth Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Lake Scott State Park. Registered participants can enjoy live snake presentations, shotgun shooting, archery, and meet guest speaker, Katera Harter, 2014 Miss ... 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


WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM COMMISSION SETS WATERFOWL SEASONS

August 28, 20142014 duck and goose seasons set by Wildlife, Parks and Tourism CommissionGREAT BEND – On Thursday, August 21, the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission heard 2014 duck and goose season recommendations, considered public comment and approved the following seasons.DUCKSHigh Plains Duck Zone: Oct. 11-Dec. 8, 2014 and Dec. 20 ... Read More


KINSLEY KIDS KLASSIC SEPT. 20

August 28, 2014Youth invited for day of shotgun shooting, food, and prizesPRATT– The 22nd Kinsley Kids Klassic, an annual trapshooting event, will be held Saturday, Sept 20. The event is open to youth shooters through high school age, including 2014 graduates. Cost to attend is $25 and includes 100 targets, lunch, event t-shirt and door prize. ... Read More