Regular season April 8-May 31; youth/disabled, archery seasons April 1-7
PRATT -- The 2009 spring turkey season runs April 8-May 31, and hunters across the state are already making preparations. Turkey permits allow hunters to use a shotgun, crossbow, or bow throughout the regular season. Archery-only and youth/disabled seasons run co ... Read More


Russell County man hopes to inspire others with 1,700-acre gift
RUSSELL COUNTY -- With a desire to see his 1,700 acres stay together and managed as a wildlife habitat demonstration unit ,Wallace N. Weber, of Russell County, ended 2008 by donating the land to Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF). It is the single largest dona ... Read More


Toxicology report of tissue samples provided to department Jan. 20th
PRATT -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is investigating the recent deaths of several wild turkeys in Logan County. A toxicology report of tissue samples received by KDWP Jan. 20 concluded that ingestion of zinc or aluminum phosphide was the cause ... Read More


Permits to be sold to raise money for conservation projects
EMPORIA -- Seven Kansas conservation organizations were awarded a 2009 Commission Big Game permit in a drawing conducted at the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting Jan. 8 in Emporia. A total of 108 applications were submitted for the seven available permits.
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Learn to find and catch the big fish
OVERLAND PARK -- Think you know where the really big fish are? Do you have that burning question about your favorite lake? Maybe even a question about a fishing regulation that doesn’t make sense. Then the place for you to be is the “Third Annual Fish Night” at the Johnson County Community College, ... Read More


Winter cookout and campout a popular annual event; prizes awarded
OSAGE CITY -- Eisenhower State Park will conduct the fourth annual Polar Swine Invitational Barbecue Contest on Feb. 7 at Ike's Shelter House & Campground. The event is a nontraditional barbecue cook-off and campout for hardy souls willing to brave the winter cold t ... Read More