Find water, find waterfowl PRATT -- The Kansas duck season opened in the High Plains Duck Zone west of U.S. Highway 283 on Oct. 7. Waterfowl hunters in the rest of the state are anxiously awaiting the opening of duck seasons the Early and Late zones later this month, as well as youth seasons. While migrating waterfowl numbers appear to be h ... Read More

De Soto to Edwardsville float on the Kansas River offers unique outdoor experience LAWRENCE -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and Friends of the Kaw are co-sponsoring a float trip on the Kansas River Saturday, Oct. 14. Participants in the float from De Soto to Edwardsville will meet at 8 a.m. at the boat ramp at Woodend ... Read More

Lakes statewide to be stocked with trout through April 15, 2007 PRATT -- The Kansas trout season begins Oct. 15 and runs through April 15, 2007. During this cool period of the year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) stocks rainbow trout in designated waters throughout the state. Anyone fishing for trout in these waters must ... Read More

Special event designed to encourage youth participation in shooting sports COUNCIL GROVE -- Council Grove area youth are invited to attend a free shotgun and archery shooting clinic on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Council Grove Reservoir. Controlled live-fire instruction and a computer hunting simulator will teach safe, responsible, and fun shooti ... Read More

Celebrations taper off in fall, but several remain PRATT -- Each month, Kansas state parks conduct special events designed to provide new opportunities to park-goers. Some events are held in conjunction with Free Park Entrance Days, some to celebrate a special historical event or geological attribute of an individual park, and others just f ... Read More