New law reduces vehicle entrance fees;

park users can save even more by purchasing permits by March 31

PRATT -- The cost of visiting Kansas state parks is going down in 2007. In a public hearing in Chanute last October, the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission approved changes in state park vehicle entrance fees, effectiv ... Read More

Rewards offered for return of tags

EMPORIA -- Crappie fishing will soon pick up across Kansas as the water warms and crappie prepare for their annual spawn. April through June is the time when more anglers fish and more crappie are caught than any other period during the year. Some of these crappie sport special "vanity plates ... Read More

Seventeen accidents in 2006, down from 20 in 2005; none fatal

PRATT -- The number of reported hunting accidents in Kansas dropped to 17 in 2006, down from 20 reported in 2005, according to a Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP)
Hunter Education Program
report. None of the accidents were fatal.

Swinging on game and ... Read More

Winfield resident Neil Smith receives 2006 statewide award

PRATT -- The Advisory Committee to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP)
Hunter Education Program
has named Neil Smith, Winfield, the 2006 Hunter Education Instructor of the Year. An instructor since 2001, Smith has taught and organized classes in Cowley an ... Read More