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Recent Updates

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

KANSAS STATE PARKS HOST FIRST DAY HIKES

Dec. 24, 2014Kansas state park trails can be utilized year-roundPRATT – Slip on some thick socks, throw on a sweatshirt, and lace up those hiking boots because Kansas state park trails are open Jan. 1 for First Day Hikes. Hiking is not only a fun way to increase your cardiovascular health, but it’s also an effective calorie-burner. For those wh ... Read More


EXTENDED WHITETAIL ANTLERLESS-ONLY SEASON BEGINS JAN. 1

Dec. 24, 2014Unfilled deer tags may be used to take antlerless whitetails with legal equipmentPRATT ­– The New Year may be ringing in, but there’s still time for hunters to use any unfilled permits from the 2014 deer season. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, hunters make take antlerless white-tailed deer using any legal equipment. Deer Management Unit (D ... Read More


JANUARY IDEAL TIME TO VIEW BALD EAGLES

Dec. 24, 2014The nation’s symbol can be spotted in Kansas throughout winterPRATT – Winter temperatures may have you hunkered down, but Kansas skies will soon give you a reason to look up. Throughout the months of December and January, the nation’s symbol, the bald eagle, can be viewed in Kansas, and with the right know-how, you might spot more ... Read More


2014 LICENSES EXPIRE DEC. 31

Dec. 24, 2014Buy your 2015 licenses before hunting, fishing Jan. 1PRATT –  Before hitting the outdoors this new year, check to make sure your Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) licenses are up to date. All 2014 hunting and fishing licenses will expire Dec. 31, 2014. While unfilled deer permits purchased in 2014 remain ... Read More


TRAILS ADVISORY BOARD TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING FEB. 5

Dec. 24, 2014Projects submitted for funding will be discussedPRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Trails Advisory Board will hold a public meeting Thursday, February 5, 2015, at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29 Street N, Wichita. Projects previously submitted for funding under the Recreational Trails Fund ... Read More


KANSAS HAS RECORD YEAR FOR HUNTING SAFETY

July 31, 2014Six reported hunting incidents in 2013 marks lowest number since records have been keptPRATT ­– Kansas has a lot of to offer hunters. Abundant wildlife, a multitude of hunting opportunities, and diverse landscapes are just a few of the things that make Kansas truly a hunter’s paradise. And while it’s always been a safe place to hun ... Read More


ZEBRA MUSSELS DISCOVERED IN POMONA RESERVOIR

Oct. 3, 2014Invasive, sharp-shelled mollusk discovered in Management Park coveTOPEKA– The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Pomona Reservoir in Osage County. A small adult group was discovered on a single rock by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) staff on Septembe ... Read More