The 22nd Annual Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt will be held April 11-12, 2008 in El Dorado
“We have a strong hunting tradition in Kansas and the annual one-shot turkey hunt is a great way to celebrate that tradition and kick off the spring turkey hunting season,” Governor Kathleen Sebelius said.
As governor, Se ... Read More
Shikar-Safari Club Interational award puts Stones in elite company
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) natural resource officer Larry Stones has been honored with the Shikar-Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year award. Stones, from Kirwin, received the award in February in recognition of efforts ... Read More
Becomes 35th state caucus to join National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses
Sportsmen have an influential ally in the Kansas Legislature since formation of the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus on March 25. The Kansas Caucus becomes the 35th state affiliated with the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC).
Easy-to-use guide displays Kansas birds in stunning photos, reveals best birding spots
With exceptional habitat diversity and its key location at the hub of the Northern Hemisphere's migration corridors, Kansas is a bird-watcher's paradise. More than 470 avian species have been documented within its borders. From spectacul ... Read More
Rules affect life jackets, vessel identification stickers, no-wake zones, and more
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced several changes to Kansas boating laws and regulations that went into effect Jan. 1. Boaters should be aware of these changes in order to ensure safety and avoid potential cita ... Read More
Improved accident analysis, theft deterrence among benefits of plan
The U. S. Coast Guard is requesting comments on the costs and benefits of expanding the existing 12-character Hull Identification Number (HIN) in order to provide additional information identifying vessels.
The existing 12-character HIN is requir ... Read More
Zero-tolerance policy planned for 2008 boating season
Kansas boaters are advised to pay special attention to life jacket requirements this boating season, according to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP).
“We plan to take a zero-tolerance approach to life jacket violations this year,” said Dan Hesk ... Read More
Hoisington to host event; $1,000 prizes offered in four divisions
On April 19, Cheyenne Partnership of Hoisington will host the 2008 World All-Round Waterfowl Calling Championship near Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. Callers must compete in each of four divisions: Canada Goose, snow goose, white-fronted goose, and mallard ... Read More
After seven printings, classic guide gets facelift
Fort Hays State University has announced the Second Edition of Pasture and Range Plants, a highly popular and valuable guide to plant life in the Great Plains. The first edition was compiled by Fort Hays State University (FHSU) with the help of the Phillips Petroleu ... Read More
Painting of ring-necked ducks wins state honors, moves on to national competition
Layne Anderson, an 18-year old senior at Olathe Northwest High School, captured Best of Show honors for Kansas at the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest on March 26 in Wichita. Her acrylic painting of a pair of ring-necked ducks won the top spot i ... Read More
National Wild Turkey Federation’s Munker’s Creek Limbhangers Chapter hosts 8th annual special hunt
Ten lucky youngsters made memories to last a lifetime on April 5 at the 8th Annual Council Grove Turkey Hunt. The Munker’s Creek Limbhangers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) hosted the event. It was the s ... Read More
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve begins new tradition introducing youth to outdoors
The National Park Service (NPS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are joining the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) to sponsor a kids’ fishing clinic at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve on Saturday, April 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ... Read More
Rare alligator snapping turtle weighs more than 120 pounds
An alligator snapping turtle weighing more than 120 pounds and estimated to be more than 100 years old is now on display at the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Pratt Education Center, 2 miles east and 1 mile south of Pratt. The massive reptile was given to ... Read More
Greensburg man honored for wildlife habitat work; 2008 applications now available
Jason Johnson of Paradise Island Farms, near Greensburg, was recently recognized as the 2007 Quail Unlimited/Budweiser Adopt-A-Covey Central Plains Regional Award winner by Bob Peterson, Quail Unlimited (QU) Central Plains regional director. ... Read More
Book describes almost 1,000 miles of rivers available to the public
For years, Kansas canoe, kayak, and float-trip enthusiasts have pined for places to put boats in the water and enjoy a peaceful day on the river. While those places have always existed, they haven't been well-known. With the publication of Dave Murphy's Read More
Hard-fighting sportfish migrating upstream from Kansas reservoirs for spring spawn
Water temperatures in streams feeding larger Kansas reservoirs have begun to warm, spurring white bass on their annual spring spawning run. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), anglers are just beginning to catch ... Read More
Deer and antelope seasons set at Commission’s April meeting
GARDEN CITY -- The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission listened to recommendations concerning the deer and antelope seasons at its public hearing Thursday night in Garden City. Commissioners approved the following season dates for deer.
The archery season ... Read More