Early migratory bird seasons top evening public hearing agenda SCOTT CITY -- The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission Thursday, June 29, at the William Carpenter 4-H Building in Scott City. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m.; the evening public hearing begins at 7 p.m. The afternoon se ... Read More

A few precautions can help control their spread PRATT -- Many boaters, anglers, and other lake users have heard the news that zebra mussels are thriving in El Dorado Reservoir and the Walnut River in Kansas. Recently, several new lakes in the region have become infested with zebra mussels, including Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri; Skiatook, ... Read More

Archery and muzzleloader deer, quail hunts offered PARSONS -- The Kansas Army Ammunition Plant has announced season dates and application deadlines for limited hunts on the 13,727-acre area near Parsons. All hunters must be at least 16 years old and have successfully completed a hunter education course. Hunts may be cancelled at any time du ... Read More

Big game, upland birds affected; crane ID test required; Department of Animal Health bans hog hunting PRATT -- Several new regulations and statutes will affect the 2006 Kansas hunting seasons. Hunters should be aware of these, as well as all other hunting regulations, which may be found in the 2006 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Regulati ... Read More

Federal program may be in danger WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The nation’s 50 state fish and wildlife agencies, including the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) do not want more wildlife to be listed on the Endangered Species List. According to a new report that documents the last five years of the federal State Wildlife Grants Program, ... Read More