April 12, 2012
Efforts aim to increase eastern Kansas quail populations in focal areas by 50 percent
EMPORIA — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is launching a new quail restoration initiative aimed at making a difference in declining bobwhite quail populations at a landscape level. The state initiative ... Read More


April 12, 2012
Birdwatching, wetland and prairie chicken lek tours, seminars to be featured; April 13 registration deadline
WAKEFIELD — On April 25-27, the Kansas Birding Festival will be held near Wakefield. The three-day event will feature seminars on birds and birdwatching, guided field trips, food, and much more. This area is ... Read More


April 12, 2012
KDOT grant to help keep public land users safe
PRATT — Through a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation, natural resource officers with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism are targeting underage drinkers at Osage and Lyon state fishing lakes and Melvern and Pomona reservoirs this spring. ... Read More


April 12, 2012
Two record-breaking fish caught within three-day period
PRATT—On March 7, Tony Melkus of Topeka caught the biggest rainbow trout he’d ever laid eyes on. In fact, when he had it weighed on certified scales, Melkus knew his 14.28-pound trout would be listed in the Kansas record books as the largest rainbow trout ever ... Read More