Data collected for fishing forecast, future fisheries management decisions PRATT -- For most outdoorsmen and women, fall is the time to hang up the fishing rod and dust off the rifle, shotgun, or bow. For the fisheries biologist, however, it's one of the busiest times of the year, time to sample lakes to determine the health of fisheries. F ... Read More

Weather affecting success; harvest up in some areas PRATT -- Hunters and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) staff are reporting mixed but generally good hunting for the 2005 firearms deer season. Cold weather and snow have affected the deer hunting, in some cases for the good and others for the worse, depending on the severity o ... Read More

Early frigid weather has many anglers thinking "ice" PRATT -- December in Kansas is an unpredictable month; the weather is usually on the chilly side, with most days rising well into the 40s, but every few years, Mother Nature blasts an arctic front into the Sunflower State, pounding daytime highs into the low teens and nighttime ... Read More

Kansas legislature covers cost of Wildlife and Parks issues PRATT -- In 2006, the state of Kansas will continue to support a program designed to show appreciation for Kansas National Guardsmen and women. Created by the state legislature and administered by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), the program offers active members ... Read More