KDWP staff collect data on aquatic wildlife; info available to public PRATT -- One of the lesser-known activities of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is the work of its stream survey crews . The crews, part of KDWP's Environmental Services Section (ESS), were created in the mid-1990s to monitor aquatic life in streams thro ... Read More

KDPW offers free instruction to youth PRATT -- A basic wingshooting clinic can be a great youth program for any sportsmen’s group, organization, or local gun club. It’s also an effective way to recruit people into the shooting sports and hunting. For those groups interested, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ (KDWP) “Pass It On” p ... Read More

Kansas River is public, but most adjoining land is not PRATT -- Four new access points with boat ramps have been added to the Kansas River, one of three public rivers in Kansas (in addition to the Arkansas and the Missouri), according the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). While the Kansas River is open to the public for fishing ... Read More

Trails add new dimension to park experience PRATT -- Across the state, Kansas state parks are developing more trails each year. At Tuttle Creek State Park , the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has purchased 50 acres of ground adjacent to Rocky Ford Fishing Area along the Big Blue River from the Barnes/Dyer Bridge to the south ... Read More

Champion cooks from across the central U.S. will display their culinary talents SYLVAN GROVE -- June 16-17 will feature the first annual Smokin' in Hell Creek Barbecue (BBQ) competition. The event kicks off on Friday with a cooks' meeting for competitors, then grills fire up Friday through early Saturday morning. Judging of the event occurs ... Read More