KDWP staff collect data on aquatic wildlife; info available to public

PRATT -- One of the lesser-known activities of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is the work of its
stream survey crews
. The crews, part of KDWP's Environmental Services Section (ESS), were created in the mid-1990s to monitor aquatic life i ... Read More


KDPW offers free instruction to youth

PRATT -- A basic wingshooting clinic can be a great youth program for any sportsmen’s group, organization, or local gun club. It’s also an effective way to recruit people into the shooting sports and hunting. For those groups interested, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ (KDWP) “Pas ... Read More


Kansas River is public, but most adjoining land is not

PRATT -- Four new access points with boat ramps have been added to the Kansas River, one of three public rivers in Kansas (in addition to the Arkansas and the Missouri), according the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). While the Kansas River is open to the public f ... Read More


Trails add new dimension to park experience

PRATT -- Across the state, Kansas state parks are developing more trails each year. At
Tuttle Creek State Park
, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has purchased 50 acres of ground adjacent to
Rocky Ford Fishing Area
along the Big Blue River from the Barnes/Dyer B ... Read More


Champion cooks from across the central U.S. will display their culinary talents

SYLVAN GROVE -- June 16-17 will feature the first annual Smokin' in Hell Creek Barbecue (BBQ) competition. The event kicks off on Friday with a cooks' meeting for competitors, then grills fire up Friday through early Saturday morning. Judging of the ev ... Read More