Deadline July 1 PRATT -- Landowners interested in the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ Walk-In Hunting Access Program (WIHA) are reminded that the deadline for enrollment is July 1. The WIHA program, which began in 1995, grew to a million acres in 99 counties in 2005. Almost anyone who owns, leases, or manages 80 contiguous acres of ... Read More

As water warms, walleye fishing heats up PRATT -- As table fare, walleye are at the top of most anglers' lists. They are not only tasty, but they grow large enough that a few fish can provide a family meal. (The state record walleye is more than 13 pounds.) And right now, as the water -- and the air -- warms up, is the best time to catch th ... Read More

Twenty accidents in 2005, none fatal PRATT -- The number of reported hunting accidents in Kansas dropped to 20 in 2005, down from 26 reported in 2004, according to a Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) Hunter Education Section report. There were no fatalities although there were several very serious incidents.
Swinging on game, ... Read More

Free Park Entrance Days, other events highlight month PRATT -- Each month, Kansas state parks conduct special events, some in conjunction with Free Park Entrance Days, some to celebrate a special historical event or geological attribute of an individual park, and others just for entertainment. Each park sets its own dates for these events, ... Read More