Atlas listing all public and walk-in land available online;
printed copies available at KDWP offices
PRATT -- The Kansas youth spring turkey season runs April 6-8; the regular season opens April 11 and runs through May 31; and for the first time, archery hunters have their own spring season, running April 1-10.
To help hunt ... Read More


New bass fishing tournament system implemented at La Cygne Reservoir event
PRATT -- Beginning in 2007, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has implemented a new method for conducting bass fishing tournaments. A new "Bass Pass" ($12.15) allows participants in registered bass tournaments held between Sept. 1 and ... Read More


Hunts designed for youth and novice hunters
PRATT -- On the weekends of April 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22, the
Westar Energy Green Team
will host first-time turkey hunters at its Jeffrey Energy Center west of Topeka. Assisted by experienced volunteer guides and hunting from stationary ground blinds, youngsters and their adult mentors wi ... Read More


Some waters require a permit whether fishing for trout or not

PRATT -- A new fishing regulation that went into effect Jan. 1 mandates that during the Oct. 15-April 15 trout season, some waters stocked with trout require a trout permit ($12.15) whether fishing for trout or not. Anglers fishing other trout-stocked waters are required ... Read More