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Recent Updates

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

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


WILD ABOUT KANSAS PHOTO CONTEST NOW OPEN TO ALL AGES

Feb. 5, 2015Photographers age 19 and older invited to participate in contestPRATT – Previously a youth-only contest, the annual Wild About Kansas photo contest, hosted by Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine, now offers an adult category, opening the contest to photographers age 19 and older. Submissions are being accepted now through Oct. 23, ... Read More


THIRD KANSAS BIRDING BIG YEAR COMPETITION BEGINS

Jan. 15, 2015The annual birding competition sports big results, big-name prizesPRATT – You may not consider yourself a “birder,” but if you’ve ever watched a hummingbird sip at a feeder, took note of a flock of geese up high, or watched a robin build a nest in your front yard – you’re a birder. And if you can find a way to positively identify e ... Read More


KANSAS HAS NO FIREARMS-RELATED FATALITIES DURING 2014 HUNTING SEASONS

March 12, 2015Hunter Education continues to be catalyst for safe firearm practices afieldPRATT – Each year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) compiles a summary of all reported hunting incidents as a way to assess safety issues afield and address any potential areas for improvement in Hunter Education programs. The 20 ... Read More


THREE MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR ANGLERS THIS SEASON

Feb. 12, 2015Fishing is one part luck, two parts preparationPRATT – Fishing is an art, and although it requires a little bit of luck, most great fishing experiences are a result of prior planning and research. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has three must-have angling tools this season that will help you determine ... Read More


SUPPORT NONGAME SPECIES WITH TAX DONATION

Jan. 1, 2015Nongame wildlife make up more than ninety-nine percent of all species in KansasPRATT – More than 4,500 birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans and mollusks are considered nongame species, or species that are not trapped, fished, or hunted, in Kansas. We share our state with hummingbirds and herons, bats and butterfli ... Read More


5/15/15 - Sedgwick Co. - Wichita THIS CLASS IS FULL
Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session
(Gander Mountain)

Investigation Into Dead Fish At Wilson Reservoir Continues

PRATT – Staff from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are investigating dead and dying fish near the spillway at Wilson Reservoir in Russell County. In late March, KDWPT district fisheries biologist Scott Waters investigated reports o ... Read More