April 2007

Record number of deer tested The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has received test results on samples collected for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing during the fall 2006 and January 2007 deer hunting seasons. CWD was not detected in any of the samples collected. KDWP staff collected 2,970 samples from across Kansas, inclu ... Read More

For women only, event will teach complete range of firearm and archery shooting The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and the Lil’ Toledo Lodge, near Chanute, have teamed up for the second year to provide a shooting skills clinic for women. The second annual Shooting Skills for Women will be held at the Lil’ Toledo Lodge June 2 ... Read More

The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission has approved 2007 hunting seasons for deer, antelope, and elk. The Commission took the action at its April 19th public hearing in Dodge City. Deer seasons for 2007 include the following:

Early muzzleloader season – Sept. 15-28

Youth/disabled persons season – Sept. 29-30

Archery season – Oct ... Read More

Debra Bolton appointed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Debra Bolton, Garden City, to the Kansas Wildlife & Parks Commission. Ms. Bolton, an extension specialist with K-State Research and Extension, has been a southwest Kansas resident for 25 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Mary of ... Read More

O.K. Kids events feature everything from fishing to birdwatching The Kansas Wildscape Foundation will conduct its Annual Outdoor Kansas for Kids (O.K. Kids) events throughout Kansas this year. Events start as soon as April 13 and continue through the summer and fall. The O.K. Kids Program expects to attract more than 15,000 participants in 2 ... Read More

Six-day camp teaches youngsters outdoor skills and just plain fun Co-sponsored by the Kansas Wildlife Federation (KWF) and the K-State Cooperative Extension Service, the Outdoor Adventure Camp (OAC) is a six-day summer camp for kids who either enjoy the outdoors or want to learn more about it. Now in its 19th year, the event will be held Jun ... Read More

Draft plan, public comment form available online
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) invites public review and comment on a draft plan to guide future management of largemouth bass in the state’s waters. Interested persons can download and view the plan online, as well submit comments, at the KDWP Blog. “The plan is being de ... Read More

2007 big game seasons highlight evening public hearing agenda The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will conduct a public meeting and hearing in Dodge City Thursday, April 19. The meeting will be at the Silver Spur Convention Center, 1510 W. Wyatt Earp Boulevard. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m. with reports on department-rel ... Read More

Clinics offer youth outdoor opportunity that can last a lifetime Want to sponsor a great outdoor learning experience for youngsters? If your organization is looking for an outdoor learning activity for local youth, contact the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and ask about a wingshooting clinic. As part of “ Pass It On,” the ag ... Read More

Nationally-recognized event draws birders from throughout U.S. On April 27-29, the 2007 Wings-N-Wetlands Bird Festival will be held at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, near Great Bend. The three-day event -- which complements a similar event near Wakefield every other year -- will feature seminars on birds and birdwatching and guided field tr ... Read More

Precautions can make a safe sport even safer The regular Kansas spring turkey season begins April 11, and Kansas hunters realize that two words exemplify the perfect hunt: safety and safety. Responsible hunters are sure of their targets before firing, and they hunt defensively to protect themselves from the mistakes of others. The following ... Read More

KDWP seeking outdoors photos to display on agency website Have a great outdoor photo that you would like to see published? Whether the subject is hunting, fishing, state parks, boating, or just beautiful wildlife or scenics, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) wants to put your work on display. Public photo galleries are now b ... Read More