Stations provide harvest information, chronic wasting disease screening
Hunters taking deer during the Kansas firearms season (Nov. 30-Dec. 11) in deer management units 1, 2, 3, 16, 17, and 18 must take their deer to a check station within 48 hours after they kill the deer. Data will be collected from the hunter, and a sea ... Read More
More hunters die from drowning and the effects of hypothermia than from gunshot wounds. Most of the accident reports from waterborne hunting fatalities are not dramatic stories. The hunter didn't succumb in an "Outdoor Life and Death" struggle with a twenty-foot python or enrage a hippopotamus that attacked his boat. Rather, the ... Read More
The Kansas Ornithological Society's annual Kansas Christmas Bird Counts will last a full month this winter, running Dec. 14-Jan. 14, 2006. This series of events helps biologists glean information on bird population trends and gives wildlife enthusiasts a chance to spot their favorite bird or discover ones they've never seen.
The ... Read More
Application deadline Jan. 6; seven permits available to qualifying organizations
Nonprofit organizations devoted to wildlife conservation have a new fund-raising opportunity, thanks to action taken by the 2005 Kansas Legislature and the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission.
The legislature approved provisions for ... Read More
On December 11, 2005 Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks volunteer hunter education instructors will conduct a Canada goose hunting seminar in Haysville. This is a hands-on, beginner’s course covering waterfowl identification, goose decoy spreads, calling and flagging, and concealment.
This is one of a series of advanced hunt ... Read More
The Kansas firearms deer season begins Nov. 30 this year and runs through Dec. 11. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks reminds deer hunters that safety is the first order of business when hunting with high-powered rifles. Several changes in laws and regulations are also important.
Among safety issues is one required by l ... Read More
Hunters reminded not to shoot chickens on pheasant opener
PRATT -- In previous years in all but the southwest part of Kansas, prairie chicken season has opened on the first Saturday in November, and the pheasant season has opened the second Saturday in November, making both species legal on the pheasant opener. This year, how ... Read More
Trespassers bag stiff fines, damage landowner-hunter relations
In Kansas, it is illegal to hunt, fish, shoot, or trap on private land without the owner's permission. Hunting from public roads and railroads requires permission of landowners on both sides of the road or railway. Railroad rights-of-way also require permission ... Read More
For some hunters, part of the preparation for fall hunting seasons is replacing a lost or destroyed hunter education certificate. The basic fee for a duplicate certificate is $11 and there are four ways for a hunter to obtain a duplicate certif ... Read More
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website has a new face. The website offers current news items on the entry pages in an effort to bring relevant stories before the public. The news stories will cover a wide range of activities around the state.
Other improvements include a quick links area on the right side of the webp ... Read More
More than 100,000 hunters will be afield opening day
PRATT—The 2005 pheasant season will open statewide on Saturday, November 12. Quail season in the eastern two-thirds of the state will also open on Saturday. In the Western Quail Zone of the state, see quail map in the Read More
Although "boating season" is generally thought of as the time between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, many boaters find that fall and winter are great times to enjoy area lakes. Lakes are less crowded this time of year, and mild temperatures make for pleasant days on the water for hunters, fishermen, and recreational ... Read More
Eight-month leases offered; those signing three-year contracts get ponds stocked free
PRATT -- Landowners interested in making some extra money by enrolling their pond or stream in the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) Fishing Impoundments & Stream Habitats (F.I.S.H.) program are reminded that the deadline ... Read More
Entertaining, informative test mandatory in 2006
Whooping cranes use the same habitats as sandhill cranes, and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area are two of their favorite stops in the Central Flyway. Sandhill crane hunters -- and all migratory bird hunters, especially in central Kansas -- ... Read More
Department of Wildlife and Parks now stocking
The Kansas trout season began Oct. 15 and runs through April 15. During this cool period of the year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) stocks rainbow trout in designated waters throughout the state. Anyone fishing for trout in these waters must purchase a $12. ... Read More