Events cover regulations, hunting techniques and proposed zone changes for 2011
PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will present waterfowl information nights in Wichita and Kansas City in preparation for seasons opening in October. The first will be held Oct. 4 at the Great Plains Nature Center, 29th and Woodlaw ... Read More


High duck numbers should make good waterfowl hunting this fall
PRATT — Kansas duck hunters don't have long to wait before seasons open, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has predicted high numbers of migrating birds. Find the water, and hunters should be able to find ducks, especially at one of the Kansas Department of Wildlife a ... Read More


State-owned or managed lands are not included in Unit 19 special seasons.
LAWRENCE — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reminds deer hunters that Deer Management Unit 19 was created to focus greater deer harvest in the Kansas City-to-Topeka corridor. Two special seasons were created to reduce deer numbers in this area, ... Read More


Big birds can make Thanksgiving and old-fashioned affair
PRATT — The wild turkey was prominent at the first Thanksgiving dinner, when pilgrims and American Indians gathered in peace to give thanks for the bounty of the North American wilderness. Today, wild turkey populations in most of Kansas have been growing for years, offering hun ... Read More


Celebrations taper off in fall, but several mild-weather events remain
PRATT — October is one of the most consistently pleasant months in the Sunflower State, and as the weather cools, Kansas state park staff plan end-of-season events. Several special events are on the calendar for October, including dog field trials, equestrian rides ... Read More


Two meetings allow public input on wind generators in the park
JUNCTION CITY — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will conduct two public meetings regarding potential installation of two wind turbines within Milford State Park. The meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 6. The first meeting will begin at 2 p.m., an ... Read More