Unit 3, Fort Riley, and nine northcentral Kansas counties affected
At a June 26 meeting of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission in North Newton, three additions were made to deer permits and seasons that will affect specific areas of northern Kansas.
In northcentral Kansas, any unfilled deer permit valid in ... Read More
Exotic species impact dove season
The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission voted unanimously to liberalize hunting regulations concerning two exotic dove species -- the Eurasian collared dove and the ringed turtle dove, neither of which are native to North America. Eurasian collared doves in particular have increased their ... Read More
Sixteen-day teal season approved for Low Plains Zone
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks presented recommendations for early the early teal season and early migrant seasons to the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission at its public hearing on June 26. Migratory bird seasons are set according to frameworks provided b ... Read More
Applications available online; Either-species/Either-sex permit allows take of white-tailed or mule deer
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reminds resident hunters that 2008 Firearm Either-species/Either-sex permit applications are due July 11 and are available Read More
Permits available online, at license vendors, or with toll-free call
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced that about 240 nonresident deer permits are still available for the 2008 season. All of the leftover permits are in Deer Management Unit 10. These are permits that were not taken in the May ... Read More
More color, better resolution, ‘live’ updates enhance site
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website has a new look.
While its new appearance is obvious, the site’s content and organization will be familiar to past visitors. Increased screen resolution accommodates more information and images, but navig ... Read More
Event completes two-part independent study process
In preparation for the 2008 archery deer season, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) Hunter Education section is offering Advanced Hunter Education -- Bowhunter Education Field Day events. The Field Day completes the two-part independent study process requir ... Read More
Sensitive areas may remain in program another 10 to 15 years
About 1.7 million acres of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres will expire in Kansas over the next four years, according to the U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA).
Cooperators still have the opportunity to maintain difficult ... Read More
Course offers basic methods of harvesting furbearers and the preparation and marketing of pelts
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ (KDWP) Hunter Education section will offer a one-day furharvester education class on Saturday, Aug. 2. Students will gather at the KDWP Operations Office, 512 SE 25th Avenue, 2 miles ... Read More
Class required of all hunters born on or after July 1, 1957; youngsters may hunt under adult supervision without course until age 16
For most hunters, mid-summer is the time when thoughts turn to fall hunting seasons, which begins with dove season Sept. 1. For first-time hunters, preparation usually means taking a hunter e ... Read More
Estimate is 9 percent below last year but 11 percent above long-term average
The preliminary estimate of total ducks from the 2008 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was just over 37 million, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). This is a 9 percent decline from last year's estimate but sti ... Read More
Hunt scheduled for Sept. 13 and 14
Young and disabled hunters are invited to register to participate in the 6th Annual Tuttle Creek Assisted Deer Hunt.
Sponsored by the Riley County Fish and Game Assocation, Tuttle Creek Lake Corps of Engineers, and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, the hunt will be Sept. ... Read More
Volunteer instructors credited for enhancing safety of hunting
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reports that there were 19 hunting accidents in 2007, with one fatality. This is an increase of two accidents over the previous year but still a very small number considering that some 271,000 hunters spend abo ... Read More
Limited to 20 participants, course will teach basic to intermediate wingshooting
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will hold a three-session clinic entitled "Beginning Wingshooting" on Aug. 5, 12, and 19 at the Pratt Gun Club. The range is located one-half mile north of Pratt Community College, just eas ... Read More
Wildlife conservation group plans tournament at John Redmond Reservoir
The John Redmond Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its Fourth Annual Catfish Tournament at John Redmond Reservoir on July 26 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
“This is the first time we have tried a catfish tournament as a way to raise money for wet ... Read More
Conservation school application deadline extended to Aug. 6 for western school
Principles of Rangeland Management: Grass and Animal Ecology in Kansas is a three-day school directed at ranchers, land managers, and others interested in knowing more about this vital natural resource. Conducted by the Kansas Grazing Lands Coal ... Read More