EXPIRING CRP CAN BE MAINTAINED IN PROGRAM
FURHARVESTER EDUCATION COURSE AUGUST 2
WILDLIFE AND PARKS POSTS SCHEDULED HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES ONLINE
BREEDING DUCKS DOWN BUT STILL ABOVE LONG-TERM AVERAGE
FLINT HILLS GOBBLERS BANQUET AND AUCTION JULY 26
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Sensitive areas may remain in program another 10 to 15 years
PRATT -- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA), 1.7 million acres of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres will expire in Kansas over the next four years. Cooperators still have the opportunity to maintain difficult-to-farm areas with c ... Read More


Course offers basic methods of harvesting furbearers and the preparation and marketing of pelts
PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ (KDWP) Hunter Education section will offer a one-day furharvester education class on Saturday, Aug. 2. Students will gather at the KDWP Operations Office, 512 SE 25th Avenue, 2 miles east ... Read More


Class required of all hunters born on or after July 1, 1957;
youngsters may hunt under adult supervision without course until age 16
PRATT -- For most hunters, mid-summer is the time when thoughts turn to fall hunting seasons, which begins with dove season Sept. 1. For first-time hunters, preparation usually means taking a hunt ... Read More


Estimate is 9 percent below last year but 11 percent above long-term average
WASHINGTON, DC -- According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the preliminary estimate of total ducks from the 2008 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was just over 37 million. This is a 9 percent decline from last year's estimate ... Read More


Fundraiser supports youth hunting events
EMPORIA -- The Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting its 13th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet and Superfund Auction on Saturday, July 26, at American Legion Post No. 5, 2921 W. 12th Avenue in Emporia. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a turkey di ... Read More