Aug. 1, 2012
$2.50 permit required to hunt prairie chickens; follow-up surveys can help better manage harvest and target conservation programs
EMPORIA — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has announced that a $2.50 permit will be required to hunt prairie chickens this fall. This applies to both lesser and ... Read More


Aug. 1, 2012
Labor Day weekend event for youth 16 and younger; registration deadline Aug. 23
ST. MARYS — The Westar Energy Green Team will host a youth dove hunt at Jeffrey Energy Center, north of St. Marys, on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3. Hunts will be on wheat stubble or sunflowers, guided by volunteers in the early morning or ... Read More


Aug. 1, 2012
Algae blooms, oxygen depletion can kill fish, make pets and people sick
PRATT — Blue-green algae blooms have been reported at a number of Kansas reservoirs this summer, but they are not isolated to large bodies of water. Record hot temperatures and drought have created the potential for algae blooms in farm ponds. The ... Read More