PRATT – If you’re a deer hunter, it’s time to round up your blaze orange hat and vest, sight in your rifle, and make plans to hunt the firearm deer season, Nov. 29-Dec. 10, 2017. During these 12 days, hunters may pursue deer with any legal equipment, including any centerfire rifle and handgun; any gauge shotgun using slugs; muzzleloading rifle, ... Read More

PRATT – Struggling to think of a unique and meaningful gift you can give this holiday season that’s within budget? Consider this your gift-buying “aha moment.” Wow family, friends and the outdoor enthusiasts in your life with a gift subscription to Kansas Wildlife And Parks Magazine.Kansas Wildlife And Parks Magazine ­– Kansas’ premiere outdoor ... Read More

PRATT – Hunting from elevated treestands can give hunters certain advantages over their quarry. Hunters have a better view of their surroundings, thermals may carry their scent above deer, and hunters are above a deer’s line of sight. However, hunting safely from a treestand requires some basic and important safety precautions.Treestand falls a ... Read More

PRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) offices will be closed this Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 23-24, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the great outdoors. All Kansas state parks and many public wildlife areas will remain open over the holiday so you can still enjoy hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, camping and ... Read More