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KDWPT LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER ANGLING EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS

Feb. 26, 2015Anglers interested in teaching fishing techniques can become certified instructors during one-day classPRATT – What better way to enjoy your passion than to share it with others? The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is looking for anglers interested in sharing their passion for fishing by teaching fishing te ... Read More


TRAPPING SEASONS TO CLOSE, RUNNING SEASON OPENS

Feb. 26, 2015Beavers and otters may be trapped through March 31PRATT – The 2014 trapping season is coming to a close, and just as one season closes, another season will open. Beavers and otters may still be trapped through March 31, but the trapping season for other furbearers ended Feb. 15.  On March 1, the running season, an eight-month ... Read More


VISIT THESE TROUT FISHING HOT SPOTS

Feb. 26, 2015Kansas offers trout fishing at more than 30 public fishing lakesPRATT – Winter weather may not be synonymous with fishing for most people, but the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism offers anglers winter trout fishing opportunities that make putting up with the cold worth it.Trout are stocked in select waters during t ... Read More


LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER EXTENDS HUNTING SEASON

Feb. 19, 2015Goose hunters pursuing snow, Ross’ geese may hunt through April 30PRATT — For some waterfowl hunters, seasons seem to come and go all too fast. It may feel like hunters and their canine companions have just warmed up when the regular seasons close. However, hunters looking to enjoy a few more weeks afield hunting geese can particip ... Read More


OUTDOORS SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Feb. 19, 2015Applicants must plant to attend a Kansas college or universityEMPORIA – The Emporia Community Foundation and staff at What’s In Outdoors understand that college can be expensive – that’s why they’re inviting high school seniors to apply for the What’s In Outdoors Scholarship.The $1,000 scholarship is available to any graduating hig ... Read More


NEW QUAIL FOREVER CHAPTER FOR JACKSON AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES

Feb. 19, 2015Anyone interested can show support by attending Feb. 28 banquetPRATT – Continued habitat loss and declines in bobwhite quail populations in Jackson and Jefferson counties motivated a local group to form the K-16 Chapter of Quail Forever. The chapter’s goals include addressing local concerns for the species through public awareness, ... Read More


ONE IN THREE DEER HUNTERS TO RECEIVE E-MAIL SURVEY

Feb. 12, 2015Effective deer management requires hunter participation in surveysPRATT – One third of the hunters who pursued deer during the 2014-2015 season will be randomly-selected to receive an e-mail survey from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) this month. Because biologists depend on the data gathered to make de ... Read More


THREE MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR ANGLERS THIS SEASON

Feb. 12, 2015Fishing is one part luck, two parts preparationPRATT – Fishing is an art, and although it requires a little bit of luck, most great fishing experiences are a result of prior planning and research. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has three must-have angling tools this season that will help you determine ... Read More


WILD ABOUT KANSAS PHOTO CONTEST NOW OPEN TO ALL AGES

Feb. 5, 2015Photographers age 19 and older invited to participate in contestPRATT – Previously a youth-only contest, the annual Wild About Kansas photo contest, hosted by Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine, now offers an adult category, opening the contest to photographers age 19 and older. Submissions are being accepted now through Oct. 23, ... Read More


ONE HUNDRED SPECIAL HUNTS OFFERED FOR SPRING TURKEY

Feb. 5, 2015Interested hunters have until Feb. 23 to applyPRATT – If you’re looking to make some memories this spring turkey season but are unsure where to go for a quality hunt, explore the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Special Hunts Program. Special Hunts provide access to public and private lands that are not open to unr ... Read More