Landowners urged to consider ways to improve their Environmental Benefits IndexPRATT — The federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides an opportunity for landowners to participate in a cost-effective, voluntary program to improve their land, water, and wildlife resources. Kansas currently has approximately 2.7 million acres enrolled un ... Read More

Atlas locates all Walk-In Hunting Access areas and public wildlife areas in KansasPRATT — The 2010 Kansas Hunting Atlas, which includes maps showing locations of Walk-In Hunting Access (WIHA) areas and public wildlife areas, is now available online at the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) website, Click “Hunt ... Read More

Shotgun, archery shooting, fishing, shotgun giveaway highlight eventELLSWORTH — On Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon, youth 17 and younger and accompanying adults are invited to participate in a free day of target shooting and outdoor activities sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, K-State Research and Extension, Smoky Hill Rive ... Read More

93-acre future wildlife area includes Oregon/California Trail ruts, Kanza Indian ruinsTOPEKA — A unique tract of public land will provide special outdoor opportunities in Shawnee County thanks to the children of Leslie and Lydia Fitzgerald. James E. and Carolyn Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Ann Fitzgerald Petersen, and Eleanor Sue Fitzgerald Vance don ... Read More

Prizes awarded to the most creative campsitesWEBBER — On Aug. 21, Lovewell State Park will conduct its 8th Annual Campground Christmas, during which campers are encouraged to decorate their campsites with a Christmas theme. Campers who choose to join in the festivities need to register at the state park office by 5 p.m. on the day of the even ... Read More