June 12, 2014
Youth age 15 and under are invited to participate
PRATT – If you’re 15 or younger and have caught a largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill or any species of catfish, you could win some new fishing gear through the first ever “Catch, Photo and Release” contest, which starts June 20. Fishing’s Future, the Kansas Department of Wi ... Read More


June 12, 2014
Kansas state parks host more than just campers
PRATT ­– The start of summer has passed, but that doesn’t mean you’ve missed all the fun. State parks and waters all across the state are heating up with events for the month of June. Whether you blaze the trails on “National Get Outdoors Day” June 14, or rock out at the Count ... Read More


June 12, 2014
Ninety-percent of youth caught fish during the one-day tournament
GLEN ELDER – Despite 20 mph winds, seasonally-cool temperatures, and storms that loomed on the horizon, 125 youth reeled in fish during the 10th Annual Glen Elder Youth Fishing Tournament at Waconda Lake on June 7. Hosted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife ... Read More


June 12, 2014
A hatchery settingkeeps natural predators, bacteria and fungus away from eggs
PRATT– Seventy-four degrees Fahrenheit is the perfect water temperature – when it comes to artificial channel catfish spawning, that is. Each year, staff at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Pratt hatchery conduct an ar ... Read More