Department plans to collect samples from 3,200 hunter-harvested deer
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks is working with dozens of individuals and organizations around the state to collect tissue samples from hunter-harvested deer during the 2006 hunting seasons. The department’s goal is to analyze tissue from 3,20 ... Read More
Improvement of existing habitat most cost-effective; application deadline Dec. 15
The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for landowners who want to develop or improve wildlife habitat on private lands. The WHIP program provides both technical and cost-share assistance and is administered by t ... Read More
Cool it quickly so it’s good to eat
For deer hunters, taking a deer is a satisfying adrenalin rush, often culminating several weeks of practice, scouting and preparation. However, once the deer is down, tagged and photos snapped, the real work begins: caring for the meat.
No matter the weather, cooling a deer so ... Read More
Hunters gear up for traditional opening day
The 2006 Kansas firearms deer season opens Wednesday, November 29, and runs through Sunday, December 10, and to borrow a line from an old commercial, “We’ve come a long way, baby!” Just more than 40 years ago, Kansans went afield for the first modern deer season, and since then, ... Read More
Birds expanding range, increasing hunting opportunity
The return of the wild turkey from virtual extirpation to a healthy and growing population is one of the great conservation success stories in Kansas. In the 1950s, wild turkeys were almost impossible to find in the state, but thanks to a trap-and-transplant program beg ... Read More
Precautions pay for ‘off-season’ boaters
Although "boating season" is generally thought of as the time between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, many boaters find that fall and winter are great times to enjoy area lakes. Lakes are less crowded this time of year, and mild temperatures make for pleasant d ... Read More
Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, all Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the holiday.Read More
KDWP website offers summary of 2006 deer permitting, hunting rules
With the 2006 firearms deer season approaching, some deer hunters may have questions about regulations and permitting procedures governing this year’s hunt. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks recommends that hunters review the “ Read More
Blog comments invited on changes in 2006 upland bird seasons
The 2006 Kansas upland bird seasons are underway. Pheasant season opened Nov. 4 and runs through Jan. 31. Quail season opened Nov. 11 and runs through Jan. 21, 2007. Prairie chicken season opened Nov. 18, and runs through Dec. 31 in the southwest, and Jan. 31 in ... Read More
Organizational meeting set for Nov. 15 in Abilene
Quail Unlimited organizers are sponsoring a meeting in Abilene Nov. 15 to organize a new chapter. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the La Fiesta Restaurant.
“I wanted to become involved with Read More
Wildlife and Parks Commission also approves handler training requirements
The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission has approved minimum standards for caging of certain captive animals, as well as training requirements for handlers of those animals.
At its Oct. 26 public hearing in Chanute, the Commission approved ... Read More
The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission has finalized provisions for the 2007 spring turkey hunting season. At their Oct. 26th public hearing in Chanute, commissioners approved a regular season almost identical to 2006, but also approved a separate archery-only season, and modified turkey unit boundaries.
The regular season, whi ... Read More
Handfishing, bass pass, paddlefish, and trout fishing regulations included
The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission has approved a variety of fishing regulation changes for 2007. At a public hearing in Chanute Oct. 26, the commission approved the following regulations:
- Handfishing – Establishes a handfishin ... Read More