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Recent Updates

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

YOUNG WILDLIFE RARELY NEED “SAVING”

PRATT – You’re mowing your lawn when you notice something moving in the grass. You stop the mower and peer over to find it’s a nest of young rabbits, and the mother is nowhere in sight. Fear sets in that they may not make it through the night and you begin to devise a plan to “rescue” them. It’s a mistake that many well-intentioned people make, ... Read More


KDWPT’S JENNIFER RADER RECEIVES RISING STAR AWARD

MANHATTAN – Jennifer Rader, director of Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Southeast Kansas Nature Center, was presented with the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environment Education (KACEE) Rising Star Award. The award, presented on April 10 at KACEE’s Environmental Education Awards Celebration in Manhattan, recognizes ... Read More


VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR KANSAS STATE PARKS CLEAN-UP DAYS

PRATT – If you’re looking to gain volunteer service hours, are wanting to give back to your community, or are just needing a good excuse to spend productive time outside, consider volunteering for one of the “Keep It Clean Kansas” events. Hosted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and ... Read More


FREE ENTRANCE AT KANSAS STATE PARKS APRIL 25

PRATT – In today’s world when we hear the word “free,” we sometimes associate it with something that is low quality or that comes with a catch. However, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is offering something free that bucks both of these notions. If you’re looking for a quality family activity that doesn’t cost money and doe ... Read More


APPLY FOR NONRESIDENT DEER PERMIT BY APRIL 24

PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) would like to remind nonresident deer hunters that the application deadline for 2015-2016 Nonresidents Deer Permits is midnight on April 24. Only online applications are being accepted through the KDWPT website, ksoutdoors.com, where applicants will be taken through a process ... Read More


CHICKADEE CHECKOFF SMALL GRANTS PROPOSALS DUE APRIL 15

PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism is accepting proposals for the Chickadee Checkoff Small Grants Program through April 15, 2015. Grant recipients carry out projects focused on wildlife diversity and native nongame wildlife species, while addressing the issues and strategies within the Kansas Comprehensive Wildlife Co ... 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


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


PHEASANTS FOREVER TO HOST YOUTH INSTRUCTIONAL SHOOTING CLINIC

SENECA ­– Nemaha County Chapter of Pheasants Forever members, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, invite youth ages 10-17 to attend a free instructional shooting clinic on Saturday, April 18. The clinic will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Seneca Gun Club and all equipment will be provided.Participant ... 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