Junction City resident first to be honored
Ed Augustine of Junction City has become the first inductee into the Kansas Hunter Education Instructor Hall Of Fame, sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and the Kansas Hunter Education Instructors Association. The honor is given to "Kansas instruc ... Read More
Fish and Wildlife Service order allows hunting through April 30
In 1999, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued a "special conservation order" to allow hunting of snow geese after the regular season through April 30. The move was made to address an ecological crisis caused by an explosion in mid-contin ... Read More
Lab testing on 51 deer indicates low prevalence of disease
ST. FRANCIS – None of the 51 deer collected in follow-up sampling for chronic wasting disease (CWD) tested positive for the disease. Kansas State University lab analysis was completed Monday, Feb. 20th.
“This suggests that the presence of CWD in this part of ... Read More
Kansas state parks face a significant challenge: Funding. The first state park – Kanopolis – was authorized by the Kansas Legislature in 1955. Since that time, 23 more state parks have been created across the state.
Historically, park user fees have been supplemented by the State General Fund (taxpayer dollars). From 1958 through ... Read More
Public preferences sought to help guide search for long-term solution
Extensive media coverage in recent weeks has described the funding challenges confronting Kansas state parks. Faced with a variety of important funding needs, Kansas citizens, legislators and state government officials must often make difficult decisions ... Read More
Additional samples taken to monitor chronic wasting disease prevalence
ST. FRANCIS – Kansas Department Wildlife and Parks staff collected a total of 51 deer in Cheyenne County this week, in follow-up sampling after chronic wasting disease was detected in a whitetail doe taken during the 2005 firearms deer season.
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In anticipation of the warm summer months, many people are thinking about buying, selling, or trading boats. Among the first questions new boat owners have are, "Do I have to register my boat?” and “”How do I register my boat?"
Kansas law requires that all mechanically-powered vessels (including personal watercraft) and ... Read More
Two-way communications with constituents enhanced with new web log site
The development of web logs, or blogs, has created a useful communications tool for organizations and individuals around the world. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks wants to use that tool to assist two-way communication between the departmen ... Read More
Group requests public input before final deer recommendations are made.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks presented a report on deer-related statute review to the Kansas Legislature Feb. 1 and 2. During the legislature’s 2005 session, the House Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Committee requested that the department r ... Read More
Free dates vary, allowing multiple park visitation opportunities
Kansas state parks offer a variety of scenic landscapes, from the Ozarkian forests of Crawford State Park in eastern Kansas to the rugged High Plains oasis known as Scott State Park in the west. Free Park Entrance Days offer Kansans an opportunity to sample t ... Read More
North Carolina men often shot bucks on Antlerless Only tags; crossed state lines
Eight hunters from North Carolina will pay more than $36,000 in fines and fees after pleading guilty to illegally shooting trophy deer in Kansas and taking them across state lines. The poachers were caught shooting 11 bucks out of season -- one mu ... Read More
KDWP to collect deer in vicinity of state’s first chronic wasting disease occurrence
ST. FRANCIS – Kansas Department Wildlife and Parks staff will conduct additional sampling of deer in Cheyenne County this month, in response to the recent confirmation of the state’s first occurrence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a w ... Read More