Classes to focus on grassland burning; registration deadline July 18
The Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition (KGLC) is hosting two range schools in August -- one for eastern Kansas at White Memorial Camp in Morris County and one for western Kansas at Camp Aldrich in Barton County. The eastern school is set for August 11-13 and the western s ... Read More


Second year for contest offers first prizes of annual camping permit or two-night cabin rental
Outdoor enthusiasts looking for the next great adventure will find it in a geocaching contest this summer at Kansas state parks. From May 1 to Nov. 1, each state park and some other Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) locations hav ... Read More


Application deadline Aug. 20; $50 access fee required
The 13,727 acre-Kansas Army Ammunition Plant (KSAAP), 3 miles east of Parsons, will conduct an archery deer hunt on Nov. 3-Nov. 15. Permits will be issued through a drawing. All hunters must be at least 16 years old and have successfully completed a hunter education course. Archery ... Read More


Kansas teams take first and second under tough conditions
One of the most challenging tournaments in the 25-year history Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) was held on Lake Oahe in South Dakota May 2-3. High muddy water, a late spring that delayed spawn, and a smelt run all contributed to conditions that challenged the 61-team fiel ... Read More


Events planned throughout May despite continuing cool weather
Recent wet, cool weather in the Sunflower State hasn't stopped Kansas state parks from conducting special events as spring unfolds, however slowly. Despite the weather, May is the time when Kansans clean up their boats and camping gear and head to their favorite state parks. ... Read More


Other southeast region parks also report damage from Friday morning storm
El Dorado State Park staff and volunteers are cleaning up debris and assessing damages of a storm that struck Butler County early Friday morning. Some areas of the park are temporarily closed or without power as a result of flooding, wind damage, and power outage ... Read More


Kansas boaters traveling to Colorado will be checked for aquatic nuisance species
Kansas boaters traveling to Colorado should anticipate being inspected this year as new regulations designed to prevent the spread of zebra and quagga mussels take effect for the 2009 boating season, the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) reports. These ... Read More


Signup deadline July 13
Landowners interested in the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ (KDWP)
Walk-In Hunting Access Program
(WIHA) -- which pays landowners to allow public hunting access on their land -- are reminded that the deadline for enrollment is July 13. The WIHA program, which began in 1995, grew to more than one mi ... Read More


Department of Wildlife and Parks updates status from May 8 storms
On Friday, May 8, heavy storms hit several areas of the state causing damage to several Kansas state parks. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) staff are still assessing damage as water rises at some lakes and recedes at others, exposing areas to inspection an ... Read More


Warmer weather lures popular sportfish to shallow water spawning areas
The Kansas crappie spawn is one of the most exciting times of the year for many Kansas outdoorsmen, but it's been a cool spring in Kansas, and nature has been slow to respond. Mid-May, however, has brought warmer weather, and anglers can expect crappie to start biti ... Read More


No fishing license required during Free Fishing Days; scout hotspots online
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced that 2009 Free Fishing Days will be June 6-7, in coordination with National Fishing Week. On these days, anglers of all ages may fish without a fishing license. Ordinarily, nonresidents 16 or olde ... Read More


Late-season toms can make exciting quarry
It's late May, and many outdoorsmen and women have given up on turkey hunting in favor of fishing or other pursuits. But if you haven't filled your turkey permit, don't give up. All late-season toms belong to the lonely-hearts club because most hens have been bred, making mates harder to find. ... Read More


Application deadline is June 12 for firearms, muzzleloader permits; no paper applications accepted
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced that there will be no paper applications or mail-in forms for 2009 antelope permits. All applications must be submitted
online
. The application deadline is midnight June ... Read More


Public cautioned to leave young wildlife alone; mother is almost always nearby
Twenty years ago, the term "Bambi Syndrome" was circulated frequently in the press, and while you don't see the term much these days, the problem still persists: well-meaning Kansans see deer fawns or other wildlife by themselves and assume that t ... Read More


271,000 hunters record only 16 accidents during 3 million days afield
PRATT -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reports that there were 16 hunting accidents in 2008, with three fatalities, two of which were not actually legal hunting incidents. This is a decrease of three accidents from the previous year and is a very ... Read More


No mail-in applications accepted
PRATT -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reminds all nonresident hunters that 2009 nonresident deer permit applications are due by midnight, June 1. All applications must be made online through the KDWP website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us. Downloadable mail-in applications are not available ... Read More


Contracts expiring in September may be extended with wildlife-friendly practices
PRATT -- Some landowners whose Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts expire in September can now extend their contracts, keeping the land in cover beneficial to wildlife, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Services Agency (FSA). Wi ... Read More


Win cash prizes; sponsored soldiers being deployed to Iraq in August
JUNCTION CITY -- The Kansas Wildscape Foundation has announced that the 13th Annual Governor's Golf & Fishing Classic will be held June 12-13. The golfing event takes place on Friday, June 12, at rolling Meadows Golf Course, and the fishing event will be held June ... Read More