Magazine, early license sales, free video feed among many offerings

This Christmas, start the season off right by taking advantage of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) services, including many bargains.

A perennial favorite of outdoor enthusiasts is Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine. Each issue is packed with the latest information on fishing, hunting, state parks, wildlife watching, and spectacular color photographs.

One of the newest features of the KDWP website is an outdoor video page. Clicking "KDWP TV" takes the viewer to a page that immediately plays the latest outdoor video feature and a list of previous videos produced by the agency. Go there to view KDWP's holiday video card.

Christmas bargain days began Dec. 17, when all 2008 KDWP licenses, permits, and other issues went on sale and are valid for the remainder of 2007 and all of 2008, adding more than two weeks to their value. This includes hunting, fishing, and park licenses and permits. In addition, park annual vehicle entrance permits are priced at the off-season value, providing even greater savings.

Licenses and permits for 2008 can be purchased online. They may also be purchased from any KDWP office or license vendor. Some vendors are open 24 hours a day, offering another alternative to online purchases. (Hunters should be aware that big game permits and tags are not valid until the day after purchase.)