Pheasant, quail, prairie chicken seasons open consecutive weekends this year

PRATT -- As November ushers in pheasant and quail seasons, the 2006 Kansas upland bird season promises to be a good one. However, hunters should be aware that the structure of upland bird seasons is different than in past years, with each of the state's t ... Read More


Legislative action to enhance funding enables KDWP fee reduction effective Jan. 1

PRATT -- The cost of visiting Kansas state parks is going down in 2007. In a public hearing in Chanute Oct. 26, the
Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission
approved changes in state park vehicle entrance fees, effective Jan. 1, 2007.

The fee cha ... Read More


Handfishing, bass pass, paddlefish, and trout fishing regulations included

PRATT -- The
Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission
has approved a variety of fishing regulation changes for 2007. At a public hearing in Chanute Oct. 26t, the commission approved the following regulations:


handfishing -- establishes a handfish ... Read More


Archery-only season, expansion of Unit 3 included in changes

PRATT -- The
Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission
has finalized provisions for the 2007 spring turkey hunting season. At their Oct. 26 public hearing in Chanute, commissioners approved a regular season almost identical to 2006 but also approved a separate archery-onl ... Read More


Wildlife and Parks Commission approves caging, handler training requirements

PRATT -- The
Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission
has approved minimum standards for caging certain captive animals, as well as training requirements for handlers of those animals.

At its Oct. 26 public hearing in Chanute, the commission approved ... Read More


Eurasian watermilfoil found; capable of choking out native species

YATES CENTER -- For several years, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has warned the public about the dangers aquatic nuisance species
(
ANS
) pose to native aquatic wildlife and plants. The campaign started when zebra mussels inv ... Read More