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Recent Updates

This is a list of the last 75 updates to the website.

YOUTH OUTDOORS DAY AT EISENHOWER STATE PARK MAY 3

PRATT ­– If your child is interested in finding out what Kansas outdoors is all about, encourage them to attend the Youth Outdoors Day, May 3, at Eisenhower State Park on Melvern Lake. Sponsored by the Outdoor Writers of Kansas, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and Friends of Eisenhower State Park, Youth Outdoors Day will be op ... Read More


WILSON LAKE LEVEL REQUIRES BOATER CAUTION

PRATT – Wilson Lake, located in Russell County just north of the town of Wilson, is a popular fishing, boating and camping destination known for spectacular prairie views, sandstone bluffs, and deep clear waters. However, the lake’s normally consistent water level has declined during the long-term drought, and the lake is now 8.5 feet below con ... Read More


ANGLER EDUCATION CERTIFICATION COURSES TO COME TO CENTRAL AND WESTERN KANSAS

PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), in conjunction with Fishing’s Future, will host Angler Education Instructor Certification courses in Dodge City, April 11, and Burrton, April 18. Teachers and anglers aspiring to teach fishing techniques to youth, families, and students in Kansas are encouraged to attend. The ... Read More


KANSAS WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM COMMISSION APPROVES 2015-2016 BIG GAME HUNTING SEASONS

PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission approved the 2015-2016 big game hunting seasons during  the public hearing portion of the March 26 meeting in Topeka. Deer season dates were approved as follows:
Youth/Disabled – Sept. 5-13, 2015.
Muzzleloader – Sept. 14-27, 2015.
Archery – Sept. 14-Dec. 31, 2015.
Pre-rut Firea ... Read More


LANDOWNER STEWARDSHIP WORKSHOP APRIL 18

VALLEY FALLS – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), in cooperation with the K-16 Chapter of Quail Forever, Kansas Forest Service and the Jefferson County Conservation District, will host a Landowner Stewardship Workshop Saturday, April 18. The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. at the Perry Wildlife Area ... Read More


DEER SEASONS TO BE SET AT MARCH 26 COMMISSION MEETING

Jan. 15, 2015Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will meet in TopekaPRATT – Deer, antelope, and elk hunting seasons for 2015-2016 will be determined when the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meets on March 26. The meeting will be held at the Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW 6th Ave., Topeka.The meeting will begin at 1 p. ... Read More


WESTAR ENERGY TO HOST GUIDED YOUTH TURKEY HUNTS

TOPEKA — Green Team volunteers from Westar Energy invite youth age 12-17 to participate in their annual spring turkey hunt, April 1-14, 2015, at Jeffrey Energy Center (seven miles north of St. Marys). Hunts will take place primarily in the mornings and on weekends, but weekdays and afternoons are possible based on volunteer guide availability. ... Read More


COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE AT SAND HILLS STATE PARK APRIL 10-12

CHENEY – The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC), a nonprofit organization that provides competitive distance trail rides for riders of all equine breeds and disciplines, will be holding its second annual trail ride competition, “Exploring Sand Hills,” at Sand Hills State Park April 10-12, 2015. Anyone age 10 or older is welcome to com ... Read More


VOTE FOR KANSAS IN NATIONAL FISHING AND BOATING SWEEPSTAKES

PRATT ­– Take Me Fishing is currently trying to identify the best places to fish and boat in the U.S. through the America’s Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes. Six Kansas state parks have made the 2015 Top 100 List, but more votes are needed to bring Kansas to the top. The six Kansas state parks that have made the 2015 list includ ... Read More