NEW KANSAS STATE LARGEMOUTH BASS RECORD CONFIRMED
KDWP STREAM SURVEY CREWS INCORPORATE NEW PROGRAMS
WILDLIFE & PARKS OFFERS LANDOWNERS $$$ FOR HUNTING ACCESS
HANDFUL OF ANGLERS ANTICIPATE NOODLIN' SEASON
LOVEWELL STATE PARK OFFERS FREE FISHING WEEKEND AND KIDS FISHING DERBY
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14-year-old Scammon youth landed monster May 3

PRATT -- A new Kansas state record largemouth bass was caught in a private strip pit in Cherokee County on May 3 and has been certified by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). Fourteen-year-old Tyson Hallam, of Scammon, took the trophy fish during the West Mineral Eagles ... Read More


Stream health surveys now involve local groups, larger streams

PRATT -- Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP)
stream survey crews
will survey streams and rivers throughout Kansas this summer, adding information to a database that helps assess and monitor the overall conditions of these waterways. These assessments are ... Read More


Deadline July 1; payments have increased; additional prairie signup offered

PRATT -- Landowners interested in the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ (KDWP)
Walk-In Hunting Access Program
(WIHA) -- which pays landowners to allow hunting access on their land -- are reminded that the deadline for enrollment is July 1. The WI ... Read More


Handfishing season runs June 15-Aug. 31; only flathead catfish may be taken;


other restrictions apply

PRATT -- The Kansas handfishing season -- often referred to as "noodling" -- opens June 15, and die-hard outdoorsmen are looking forward to the opportunity to take flathead catfish using this unconventional meth ... Read More


Derby participants could win $200, drawing prizes for all

WEBBER -- Free Fishing Weekend for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8. Fishing licenses are not required to fish any Kansas waters for these two days, and staff at Lovewell State Park are taking advantage of this ... Read More