KDWPT Receives National Award for Land Stewardship

KDWPT Receives National Award for Land Stewardship

PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) was recently recognized by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) for the department’s management of public lands. Recognition came in the form of a national land stewardship award, which was accepted by Keith Sexson, KDWPT Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Boating, during the 42nd annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

“From their staff to their habitat and wildlife conservation projects, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is leading the way in collaborative endeavors,” said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO. “We are proud to partner with such a dedicated agency to put boots on the ground to ‘Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.’”

NWTF determined this year’s award winners based on how their work strengthens the organization's new “Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.” initiative. KDWPT was selected for the Land Stewardship award because of the department’s efforts to provide quality habitat and hunting experiences, despite the challenges of being a state that is almost entirely privately-owned.

“The work that our Public Lands staff and Wildlife staff are doing to make opportunities possible for our hunters in this state is just really impressive,” said Sexson. “And we’re happy to partner with organizations like NWTF because we know we can’t do it alone.”

To learn more about the work of NWTF in Kansas, visit www.nwtf.org/about/state/kansas.

For details on public land hunting opportunities in Kansas, visit ksoutdoors.com/Hunting/Where-to-Hunt.