News 9-27-12

September 27, 2012
New 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 stat ... Read More


Sept. 27, 2012
Hunter survey input helps guide area management
GLEN 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, ... Read More


September 27, 2012
Chance for Thanksgiving wild turkey dinner
PRATT—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 seaso ... Read More


September 27, 2012
Kansas boating law administrator recognized by national organization
LEXINGTON, 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 Cap ... Read More