News 9-27-12

September 27, 2012New record blue cat betters old record by more than 8 pounds PRATT—After the required 30-day waiting period, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has officially recognized a 102.8-pound blue catfish as a new state record. Rob Stanley, of Olathe, caught the fish, which bests the former state record blue ... Read More

Sept. 27, 2012Hunter survey input helps guide area managementGLEN ELDER – In 2009, as part of a program to provide beginning hunters special hunting opportunities, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism designated a portion of Glen Elder Wildlife Area as a Mentor-Novice Hunting Area. The West Walnut Creek portion (1,000 acres) of ... Read More

September 27, 2012Chance for Thanksgiving wild turkey dinnerPRATT—The fall turkey season doesn’t have the tradition or build-up that surrounds the spring turkey season but only because it’s overshadowed by deer, waterfowl and upland bird hunting seasons. Kansas fall turkey hunters enjoy unsurpassed opportunities, in terms of season length, gene ... Read More

September 27, 2012Kansas boating law administrator recognized by national organizationLEXINGTON, Ky. – On Sept. 12, Major Dan Hesket, boating law administrator for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, received the Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ (NASBLA) President’s Award. NASBLA president Capt. Mike Fields pre ... Read More