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NEW FISH ATTRACTORS FOR KANSAS LAKES

Jan. 29, 2015Synthetic structures are forty-eight cubic feet and can last more than 10 years PRATT ­– Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries staff will be launching a new program to increase the amount of fish-attracting structures in Kansas lakes. Traditionally, biologists have used cut trees to create brush pi ... Read More


NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE HELPS FUND PHEASANT, GRASSLAND INITIATIVES

Jan. 29, 2015USDA launches new regional program, aiding KDWPT in two projectsPRATT ­– Out of more than 600 pre-proposals and 200 full proposals submitted, two Kansas initiatives have been awarded state-level grant funding as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The regional program, ... Read More


PHEASANTS FOREVER, QUAIL FOREVER STATE CONVENTION MARCH 13-14

Jan. 29, 2015Two-day event for those interested in enhancing wildlife habitat in Kansas WICHITA – Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever will host thefifth annual State Convention March 13 and 14 at the Wichita Marriot, 9100 E Corporate Hills Dr. The two-day event will kick off with the “Partners in Conservation Reception” starting at 7:30 p. ... Read More


2014 KANSAS BIRDING BIG YEAR RESULTS COMPILED

Jan. 29, 2015Nick Varvel took the overall high score, recording 302 bird species in 2014PRATT – The second annual Kansas Birding Big Year came to an end on December 31, 2014. Forty-eight participants signed up for the competition, which is designed to get more folks outdoors and enjoying watching and counting birds. Kansas Department of Wildlif ... Read More


FLINT HILLS GOBBLERS TO HOST 14TH ANNUAL SPRING TURKEY HUNTING CLINIC

Jan. 22, 2015Event open to first 250 who registerEMPORIA – The Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold the 14th Annual Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic and Internet-Assisted Hunter Education Class on Saturday, March 28. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dry Creek Sporting Clays, south of Empori ... Read More


2015 GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT BEGINS FEB. 13

Jan. 22, 2015Fifteen minutes or more of bird watching is all participants need to participatePRATT – In lieu of conducting the Backyard Bird Feeder Survey this year, bird watchers around the state are asked to participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) taking place Feb. 13-16. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages bi ... Read More


LEARN OUTDOOR SKILLS AT WOMEN-ONLY WORKSHOP

Jan. 22, 2015Three-day event is perfect place to learn ins and outs of outdoor recreationPRATT – If you’re intimidated by the thought of picking up a bow, if you’re stumped at what lures to use when fishing, or if you’ve always wanted to kayak down a river, but don’t know how to get started, consider the Becoming An Outdoors-Woman (BOW) worksho ... 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


WINNERS OF KDWPT COMMISSION BIG GAME PERMIT DRAWING ANNOUNCED

Jan. 15, 2015One elk tag and six deer tags were drawn for 2015PRATT – Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commissioners recently met in Bonner Springs on Jan. 8 for the first commission meeting of 2015. During the general discussion period of the meeting, six lucky Kansas-based nonprofit organizations that actively promote wildlife conservation ... Read More


SPRING TURKEY PERMITS GO ON SALE JAN. 12

Jan. 8, 2015Hunters have through Feb. 13 to apply online for Unit 4 Spring Turkey PermitsPRATT –  Have you been dreaming of longbeards? Do you find yourself spending extended periods of time listening for gobbles in the distance? Are you driving your family nuts practicing clucks and purrs on your turkey call? If your answer is yes to any ... Read More