Book aims to train university students, early- and mid-career professionals, volunteers
The Wildlife Society (TWS) has announced publication of The Leadership Workbook: Building Leadership Skills in the Natural Resource Professions and Beyond, authored by Cherrie Nolden, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Farm ... Read More
Fall season provides hunters special opportunity to bag big birds
Although most turkey hunters think of springtime and calling gobblers, more and more hunters are taking advantage of the fall seasons, when different methods provide the opportunity to put a wild turkey on the Thanksgiving table.
The traditional fa ... Read More
Inexperienced boaters at risk when on the water to hunt or fish
Boating is usually considered a warm-weather sport but, as waterfowl hunters and anglers know, fall can be the best time of the year to participate in boating activities. It can also be a dangerous time of year for avid sportsmen and women who don’t consider t ... Read More
Applications available online or by phone; deadline Jan. 4
Applications are now available for conservation organizations interested in applying for Commission Big Game permits. Information and applications are available by telephone request to Sheila Kemmis, 620-672-5911, or Read More
Dec. 1 deadline for State Capacity Grant Program proposals
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced that $20,000 is available for building partnerships with other conservation organizations in the state through the Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) State Capacity Grant Program. This program provides ... Read More
Twenty teams comprised of 80 students display naturalist skills and knowledge
The Clay Center High School team took top honors at the state finals of the 2007 Kansas ECO-Meet competition sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). The competition was held on Oct. 31 at Rock Springs 4-H Center, south of ... Read More
Agency also accepting applications for next round of funding
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) officials have announced that an ad-hoc committee of wildlife professionals recently evaluated applications for Read More
Hunters gear up for traditional opening day
The 2007 Kansas firearms deer season runs Wednesday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 9, and hunters are sighting in their rifles and practicing their shooting skills in anticipation of one of their favorite hunting seasons.
The first Kansas deer season in modern times was ... Read More
Cooled quickly, venison is great-tasting, healthy food
For deer hunters, taking a deer is a satisfying culmination of several weeks of practice, scouting, and preparation. However, once the deer is down and tagged and photos snapped, the real work begins -- caring for the meat.
No matter the weather, cooling a de ... Read More
Next signup for landowners in early 2008
U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) Acting Secretary Chuck Conner has announced that nearly $257 million in Conservation Security Program (CSP) payments are being readied for all 19,393 contracts with eligible landowners and producers.
Wildlife conservation aspects of CSP a ... Read More
Eighty test locations established across state
This year, hunters can help the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) monitor the status of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the state's big game population by having deer and elk tested -- for free. Through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA ... Read More
While some services limited, park usage still encouraged
Fall and winter are great times to enjoy Kansas state parks, but cooler temperatures mean fewer visitors, as well as some necessary adjustments by park staff. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks designates Oct. 1-March 31 as off-season months for state parks. ... Read More
Conservation Achievement Award deadline Dec. 1
Throughout the state, Kansans are actively involved in programs to conserve the environment and promote environmental education and outreach. Often, these dedicated groups and individuals go unnoticed.
To give the people the recognition they deserve, the Kansas Wildl ... Read More
Two-person teams needed for charitable competition
A group of Emporia hunters have organized a charitable competition to help local folks in need this Holiday Season, with hopes of making this an annual fundraiser. The event runs Dec. 7-9 and will provide wild game for the Salvation Army's various food assistance programs. ... Read More
Licenses and permits good for rest of 2007, all of 2008
Holiday bargain days began Dec. 17 at the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). On that date, all 2008 KDWP licenses, permits, and other issues went on sale and are valid for the remainder of 2007 and all of 2008, adding more than two weeks to their value. T ... Read More