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STUDENT ARCHERS SET SIGHTS ON NATIONAL COMPETITION

April 17, 2014219 schools currently offer the Kansas Archery in the Schools programPRATT ­– Kansas Archery in the Schools hosted its fifth annual state archery tournament, Saturday, April 5, at Clearwater High School, southwest of Wichita. Three hundred and twenty students vied for a chance to compete at nationals. Of those 320 archers, three t ... Read More


KANSAS HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS RECOGNIZED FOR DEDICATION

April 17, 2014Tim Boxberger, 2014 Instructor of the Year, has been a volunteer instructor for 20-plus yearsPRATT – They spend countless hours teaching their students basic firearm safety, the importance of conserving and managing our state’s natural resources, and what it means to be an ethical hunter. Kansas Hunter Education Program volunteer ... Read More


KDWPT TRACKS 2014 LEGISLATURE

April 10, 2014Variety of bills could impact outdoor recreationTOPEKA – On Sunday, April 6, the 2014 session of the Kansas Legislature adjourned until April 30. While school funding was a focus of debate prior to adjournment, throughout the session, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) followed a variety of bills that cou ... Read More


WILLIS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE CORRECTION

April 10, 2014Interested applicants have until April 30 to applyPRATT ­– The Willis Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with the Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt, invites students currently enrolled in a Kansas regent’s institution pursuing a degree relating to wildlife, natural resources, and/or natural resource management to apply for a sch ... Read More


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS STUDYING WILDLIFE, NATURAL RESOURCES

April 3, 2014Interested applicants have until June 10 to applyPRATT ­– The Willis Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with the Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt, invites students currently enrolled in a Kansas regent’s institution pursuing a degree relating to wildlife, natural resources, and/or natural resource management to apply for a schol ... Read More


KDWPT’S JOE KRAMER RECOGNIZED FOR WETLAND CONSERVATION

April 3, 2014Kramer is named 2014 Professional Conservation Champion by Playa Lakes Joint VenturePRATT ­– The Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) recognized Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Joe Kramer, Director of Fisheries and Wildlife Division, as one of two recipients of the 2014 North American Migratory Bird Joint Venture Con ... Read More


KDWPT HITS RECORD ENROLLMENT FOR SPRING TURKEY HUNTING ACCESS

March 20, 2014Nearly 214,000 Walk-In Hunting Access acres are available this springPRATT – Hunting for spring turkeys can have it’s own set of challenges, but this year, finding a place to hunt shouldn’t be one of them. Thanks to the Walk-In Hunting Access (WIHA) program offered through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWP ... Read More


KANSAS WETLANDS EDUCATION CENTER OFFERS PRAIRIE CHICKEN LEK TOURS

March 20, 2014Lek tours draw people from around the world each year to the Great PlainsGREAT BEND – While most people are still snug in their beds, prairie chickens are busy putting on a show that is critical to their survival. Each spring, just before dawn, male prairie chickens can be seen strutting around on communal mating grounds know ... Read More


ENTER WILD ABOUT KANSAS YOUTH PHOTO CONTEST NOW

March 20, 2014Your next outdoor photo could land you in Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazinePRATT – Whether it’s a snapshot of a peaceful moment fishing on the lake, the fiery colors of a Kansas sunset, or the image of a white-tailed fawn at rest, Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine staff want to see Kansas outdoors through the lens of your ca ... Read More


LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 30

March 13, 2014Federal grant program helps fund local outdoor recreation projectsPRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is accepting applications for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants through April 30, 2014. The federally funded program provides 50 percent reimbursement to selected outdoor recreation pr ... Read More