Threatened and Endangered Wildlife
State and federally listed species are protected in Kansas as designated by the Kansas Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act of 1975. The act places the responsibility for identifying and undertaking appropriate conservation measures for listed species directly upon the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism through statutes and regulations. Regulations require the department to issue special action permits for activities that affect species listed as threatened and endangered in Kansas. Department personnel conduct environmental reviews of these proposed activities, and if necessary issue action permits with special conditions that help offset negative effects to listed species and critical habitats.
No Fishing Licenses Required June 6 and 7, 2015PRATT – Free Fishing Weekend, hosted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, is the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the joys of angling. Typically held the first full weekend in June each year, free fishing weekends are two-day periods when fishing licenses are not required to fish Kansas lakes and reservoirs. Free ... Read More
Kansas Game Wardens Recognized for Exemplary EffortsPRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) law enforcement division recently presented several game wardens with awards for their outstanding efforts both on and off the field in 2014. The following officers were recognized for their exemplary efforts:The Award of Merit was presented to Hal Kaina and Greg Salisbury. Ka ... Read More
2015 Antelope Permit Application Deadline June 12PRATT – Firearms and muzzleloader permit applications for the 2015 antelope season, open to Kansas residents, will be accepted through June 12. Applications can be made online by visiting ksoutdoors.com/Hunting/What-to-Hunt/Antelope, or by calling the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Pratt Operations Office at (620) 672-5911.H ... Read More