May 29, 2014Helping outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a safe outing is serious business for KDWPT law enforcement officers TOPEKA– Law enforcement officers with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) were positioned around the state over the Memorial Day holiday weekend to help thousands of outdoor enthusiasts safely enjoy th ... Read More

May 29, 2014For 34 years wildlife and wildlife enthusiasts have benefited from this unique programPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism has extended the deadline for accepting proposals for the Chickadee Checkoff Small Grants Program through June 15, 2014. Grant recipients carry out projects focused on wildlife diversity ... Read More

May 29, 2014Participants can get up-close with more than 50 wildlife speciesPRATT – How many times have you taken a hike and not seen any wildlife? Well, if you visit Chisholm Creek Park, 6232 E. 29th Street North, Wichita, on Saturday, June 14, the Great Plains Nature Center staff will bring the animals to you!From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors c ... Read More

May 29, 2014Anglers don’t need a Kansas fishing license June 7-8PRATT ­– What’s better than a day of free fishing? Two days of free fishing, of course. Across the state, anglers of all ages can enjoy a full weekend of free fishing June 7-8 on any Kansas waters. Although some parks may require a vehicle permit, no fishing license is required of ... Read More