April 5, 2012
April marks beginning of park season
PRATT — Great outdoor adventures are waiting at Kansas state parks. The early warm-up this spring has whetted the appetites of campers, boaters, and anglers, and your state parks are ready.
In addition to camping, boating, fishing, hiking, and biking, a variety of special even ... Read More


April 5, 2012
Ensure a rewarding hunt with a few simple safety rules
PRATT — Kansas gobblers are in full strut, and avid turkey hunters are champing at the bit to get into the woods on opening day of the general spring turkey season, which opens April 11 and runs through May 31. And because turkey hunting is a safe, rewarding way ... Read More


April 5, 2012
From March through May, male chickens dance, fight, and call to attract mates
PRATT — Each spring, one of the most extraordinary mating rituals in all of nature occurs right here in Kansas — the courtship of the prairie grouse, more commonly known as the prairie chicken. On specific sites in otherwise indistinguishab ... Read More


April 5, 2012
Salina man garners award for exceptional volunteer service
PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Hunter Education Section has announced that Shannon Clarkson, Salina, has been selected the 2011 Kansas Hunter Education Instructor of the Year. Clarkson joined the volunteer hunter educat ... Read More


April 5, 2012
“Rescuing” what seems to be an abandoned young animal usually a death sentence
PRATT — Twenty years ago, the term "Bambi Syndrome" was circulated frequently in the press, and while you don't see the term much these days, the problem still persists: well-meaning Kansans see deer fawns or other wildlife by th ... Read More