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Recent Updates

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

BUFFALO AUCTION AT MAXWELL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Oct. 23, 2014Approximately 55 cows, heifers, bulls, and calves will be availablePRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will host its annual Maxwell Wildlife Refuge Buffalo Auction Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. Approximately 55 buffalo from the KDWPT herd will be available for purchase, including three cows; five ye ... Read More


MOUNTAIN LION CONFIRMED IN LABETTE COUNTY

Oct. 23, 2014Mountain lion photographed on trail cam in southeast KansasPRATT – A deer hunter from Labette County got a surprise recently when he checked his trail camera he had set up for deer. He found a single image of a mountain lion walking away, down the trail, the characteristic long tail prominently displayed. Kansas Department of Wildl ... Read More


MIKE RADER NAMED AVIAN CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR

Oct. 16, 2014Rader is recognized for his significant contributions to bird conservation, educationPRATT – If you’ve ever cracked open an issue ofKansas Wildlife & Parksmagazine and read the “Bird Brain” column, you’ve learned about birds from Mike Rader. If you’ve ever attended an EcoMeet or Kansas Archery in the Schools event, Rader played ... Read More


SO MANY SEASONS, SO LITTLE NOVEMBER

Oct. 23, 2014November marks the beginning of several hunting seasons in KansasPRATT – For most people, Christmas comes on Dec. 25, but for hunters and anglers, the best gifts arrive one month earlier. November marks the start of four hunting and fishing seasons that are a must-do in the Sunflower State, and if you’ve never partaken in these fa ... Read More


KDWPT HOLDS LAST COMMISSION MEETING OF 2014

Oct. 23, 2014Commissioners vote to do away with floatline fishing permitsPRATT – Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commissioners engaged in lively discussion and voted on several regulations relating to fishing and more at the Oct. 16 public hearing in Salina. For those that were unable to attend, a video of the meeting can be seen at ksoutdoo ... Read More


ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP AT OLPE HIGH

Oct. 23, 2014Educators in Olpe, Hartford, Reading and surroundings areas invited to participatePRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism staff and National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) training instructors will host a NASP Basic Archery Instructor's Workshop at the Olpe High School gym, October 27 at 8:30 a.m. Instructors ... Read More


FISHING REGULATIONS FOCUS OF NEXT COMMISSION MEETING

Oct. 9, 2014Public hearing portion of meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.PRATT – It may be prime hunting season in fall, but staff at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) are already working hard to plan for the 2015 fishing season. Several regulatory changes pertaining to traditional rod-and-reel fishing, as well as non-tra ... 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


KANSAS DUCK SEASON TAKES TO THE SKY

Oct. 2, 2014Duck hunting opportunities available through Jan. 25, 2015PRATT – Teal season is over for the year, but marsh madness has just begun. From Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015, waterfowl hunters in various parts of the state will have opportunities to pursue one of the sky’s most sought-after game birds – ducks. So brush up on your waterfow ... Read More