Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine, books, T-shirts, videos among many offerings
PRATT — Each year, more people do their Christmas shopping online, and Kansas outdoorsmen and women are no exception. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has followed this trend by offering hunters, anglers, park users, and other outdoor enthusiasts — or friends and families looking for gift ideas — a chance to start the season right by taking advantage of online shopping.

A perennial favorite is Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine. Each issue is packed with the latest information on fishing, hunting, state parks, and wildlife watching, all highlighted by spectacular color photographs. Subscriptions may be purchased at KDWP offices, online at Simply click "Other Services" then "Publications" then "Magazine" or click the magazine flash ad.

Another popular shopping spot is the KDWP Outdoor Store. At the KDWP website (, click "License/Permits" in the upper right-hand corner of the home page. Then click "Outdoor Store" in the lower left-hand column. This will take the shopper to a PDF order form. Using this form, shoppers can choose from a selection of 33 wildlife books and five VHS videos, including Deer In Kansas, Shorebirds of Kansas, The Wild Turkey Story, Wingshooting Basics, and Upland Bird Hunters Guide. In addition, the Outdoor Store offers T-shirts, rain jackets, hats, and other miscellaneous items.

License bargain sales begin Dec. 15, when all 2010 KDWP licenses, permits, and other issues go on sale and are valid for the remainder of 2009 and all of 2010, adding more than two weeks to their value. This includes hunting, fishing, and park licenses and permits. Licenses and permits can be purchased online, as well.

For more information, go to the KDWP website or phone 620-672-5911. Make this Christmas a special one for the outdoorsman or woman on your list.