March 1, 2012
Special hunts application deadline March 18; regular season April 11-May 31
PRATT — To encourage youth involvement in turkey hunting, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will offer special hunts on select state wildlife areas this spring. In addition, KDWPT is joining with private landowners ... Read More


March 1, 2012
Property to be restored to benefit wildlife and the public
CHEROKEE COUNTY — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Kansas Field Office and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) (collectively known as “Trustees”) have acquired 711 acres in Cherokee County. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks ... Read More


March 1, 2012
Drought forces temporary move of 40 animals
GARDEN CITY — A two-year drought is forcing the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) to move bison from the Sandsage Bison Range and Wildlife Area, near Garden City, to Maxwell Wildlife Area, in McPherson County north of Canton. The drought has depleted ... Read More


March 1, 2012
Registration deadline March 23; preference given to inexperienced hunters
PRATT — Staff at Jeffrey Energy Center (JEC) are inviting youth who have not harvested a turkey to participate in the center’s spring hunt April 1-22 at JEC, about 45 minutes northwest of Topeka.
Youth must be accompanied by an adult mentor ... Read More


March 1, 2012
Young hunters ages 11 through 16 invited; registration deadline March 23
COUNCIL GROVE — Many young Kansans have not yet experienced the thrill of a Kansas spring turkey hunt. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) — in cooperation with Council Grove area chapters of the National Wild Turkey Fed ... Read More