Later turnover of stilling basin temporarily impairs water quality HAYS -- Poor water quality conditions at the Cedar Bluff Stilling Basin have prompted Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) officials to delay the start of the annual trout season at Cedar Bluff. With the season opening Sunday, Oct. 15, at designated areas, the Web ... Read More

Precautions taken to treat disease occurrence in bison herd MCPHERSON -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has cancelled its 2006 buffalo auction, which was scheduled for November 15 at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. The cancellation was deemed necessary due to a very recent occurrence of a Mycoplasma bovis-induced pneumonia and arthrit ... Read More

Growing in popularity, fall turkey hunting offers chance to bag up to four birds PRATT -- When it comes to fall hunting in Kansas, most hunters think of upland birds, ducks, or deer. But fall turkey hunting is becoming increasingly popular, with a long season and the opportunity to bag as many as four of these large birds. In addition, the ... Read More

Sixteen kids take 14 deer FORD -- Sept. 23-24 was the annual youth deer season (open to youth 16 and younger) in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) organizes several youth deer hunts each year, and the annual hunt on the Arkansas River near Ford is becoming an eagerly-anticipated event for everyone involved, from the ... Read More

Halloween critters, hayrack ride, and "monster" myth-busters play host Oct. 14 JUNCTION CITY -- "Monster Myths by Moonlight" is the title of an Oct. 14 event at Milford State Park. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and include a hayrack ride and exploration of the nature trails by moonlight. Biologists will man ... Read More