KDWP ANNOUNCES OCTOBER STATE PARK EVENTS
YOUTH WATERFOWL, LATE-MIGRATING DUCK SEASONS OPEN SOON
FALL TURKEY HUNTING OFFERS CHANGE OF PACE
ZEBRA MUSSEL INFESTATIONS THREATEN DOWNSTREAM WATERS
DARRELL BROWN MEMORIAL YOUTH UPLAND HUNT OCT. 18
FUNDRAISER AIDS BEAU ARNDT SCHOLARSHIP
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Celebrations taper off in fall, but several remain
PRATT -- As fall approaches, Kansas state park events begin to taper off, but several special events are on the calendar for October. Dog field trials, equestrian events, fishing tournaments, and Halloween entertainment highlight this October's events.
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Migrating bird numbers above long-term average
PRATT -- Kansas duck hunters are anxiously awaiting the opening of duck seasons; however, youth hunters will get the first shot. Duck season dates and zones include the following:
Youth Early Zone: Oct. 4-5;
High Plains Zone -- Oct. 4-Dec. 30, and Jan. 17-Jan. 25, 2009; ... Read More


Generous season and low hunting pressure provide high-quality opportunities
PRATT -- Fall turkey hunting is becoming increasingly popular. The season is long -- running Oct. 1-Dec. 2, Dec. 15-31, and Jan. 5-31, 2009. In addition, the fall season allows hunters to use dogs, much like upland game birds are hunted. (Use of dogs is not al ... Read More


"Clean, drain, dry" keys to prevention; online video demonstrates prevention techniques
PRATT -- Last summer, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Marion Reservoir. While the implications of this discovery are bad news for Marion, anglers and boaters need to be aware t ... Read More


Kids hunt chukar, learn variety of hunting-related topics; registration deadline Oct. 13
HAYS -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, in cooperation with Pheasant Runn and the Hunting Heritage Group, Inc., (HHG), will host the third annual youth upland hunt in memory of a former volunteer Darrell Brown. The event will be held ... Read More


Shotgun, layout blind, hunting knife, other raffle prizes offered
EMPORIA -- Last December, 18-year-old Beau Arndt, Americus, was shot and killed in a layout blind among a large spread of goose decoys. The lethal rifle shot was fired from a road 150 yards away, and a jury decided a Topeka man was responsible. Since then, Arndt has bee ... Read More


Traditional equipment will feature rifles, pistols, knives, and tomahawks
MARQUETTE -- On Oct. 24-26, Prairie Long Rifles, Inc., will conduct its 29th Anniversary Fall Shoot at Kanopolis State Park. Men, women, and youth will compete in rifle and pistol shooting competition, as well as knife and tomahawk throwing.
All shooting even ... Read More