Aug. 1, 2013
Youth age 17 and younger can enjoy a day of casts and blasts during this annual festival
HAYS­– The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism along with Hays area conservation groups and businesses are again sponsoring a free target shooting and outdoor activities for youth 17 and under. The 16th Annual Youth Out ... Read More


Aug. 1, 2013
Participating youth will have the opportunity to hunt wheat stubble and sunflower fields during the Labor Day weekend hunt
ST. MARYS­­– The Westar Energy Green Team will host a youth-only dove hunt Sept. 1-2 at the Jeffrey Energy Center (JEC) Wildlife Area, north of St. Marys. The event is open to youth age 16 or younge ... Read More


Aug. 1, 2013
From dawn until dusk, Elk City State Park will be hosting a plethora of family-friendly events
PRATT­– A 6 a.m. catfishing tournament will kick off a day’s-worth of festivities on Aug. 10 during Elk City State Park’s End of Summer Bash. The tournament, which requires no pre-registration, isn’t the only thing that will b ... Read More


Aug. 1, 2013
Youth can complete up to eight of the 15 required activities for the WildLifer Challenge during this one day event
PRATT­– For those visiting Clinton State Park Aug. 10, Saturday will be anything but ho-hum. From free park entrance, a fishing derby loaded with tons of prizes to a reptile “show and tell” session that wil ... Read More


Aug. 1, 2013
Rains improve boating access at several central-Kansas lakes
PRATT—Singing in the rain; that’s what some state park managers, boaters and anglers were doing last week. After two years of drought conditions, low lake levels and limited boating access, recent rains have been well received.
Heavy rain in central Kansa ... Read More