10/30/08


THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES


AUTUMN HUNTERS FALL FOR SQUIRRELS
COMMISSION APPROVES FLOAT FISHING PILOT PROJECT
SANDHILL CRANE SEASON OPENS NOV. 5, RUNS THROUGH JAN. 1
GOOSE SEASONS LONG, BIRDS PLENTIFUL AS HUNTER PREPARE FOR NOV. 5 OPENER
STATE PARK WINTER SERVICES LIMITED BUT AVAILABLE-30- Read More


AUTUMN HUNTERS FALL FOR SQUIRRELS

Light hunting pressure, solitude draw squirrel hunters out of fields and into woodsPRATT -- Early November may find most Kansas hunters dreaming of grassy fields and pheasants, but for the die-hard hunter who prefers woodlands and solitude, cool weather means squirrel hunting. The leaves have mostly fallen, making the hunter more visible and t ... Read More


COMMISSION APPROVES FLOAT FISHING PILOT PROJECT

New fishing method will begin in summer of 2009 on eight reservoirsPRATT -- The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission approved a pilot project to allow floatline fishing at eight reservoirs beginning next summer. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) staff recommended the addition of this new fishing method to provide more angling oppo ... Read More


SANDHILL CRANE SEASON OPENS NOV. 5, RUNS THROUGH JAN. 1

Online identification test required before obtaining a crane permitPRATT -- The sandhill crane hunting season opens Nov. 5, and hunters pursuing this large game bird should be aware that the endangered whooping crane may be present during the sandhill crane season. Whooping cranes use the same habitats as sandhill cranes, and Quivira National W ... Read More


GOOSE SEASONS LONG, BIRDS PLENTIFUL AS HUNTERS PREPARE FOR NOV. 5 OPENER

Growing populations of snows and Canadas offer hunting opportunity through winter
PRATT -- For decades, the populations of both snow geese and Canada geese have been increasing in the Central Flyway. Accordingly, seasons of both species are long, and avid goose hunters are dusting off their decoys in anticipation. The 2008 goose seasons are a ... Read More


STATE PARK WINTER SERVICES LIMITED BUT AVAILABLE

Colder weather buttons down some facilities during winter; all parks openPRATT -- Kansas state parks began their off-season on Oct. 1, and it runs through March 31. During this time, many state parks cut down on services although all remain open. Hours and services vary from park to park, but most offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday th ... Read More