New apprentice license to be made available for older teens and adultsPRATT -- Kansas has passed a law that will create an apprentice hunting license for older youth and adults. On April 18, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed SB 192, a revision of Kansas hunter education requirement that will allow the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) ... Read More

Issue features a complete guide to Kansas state parksPRATT -- The May/June issue of Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine is on newsstands now. With an additional 32 pages, this issue includes a comprehensive state park guide. The guide has individual maps of all 24 state parks, as well as information about facilities, cabins, and trails. Other ... Read More

Child-support debtors may not purchase hunting, fishing licensesTOPEKA -- A bill recently signed into law by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will ensure that delinquent child support debtors are not issued licenses or permits by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. House Bill 2393 requires the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services to ... Read More

“Safe Boater Kit” among rewards for completing instructional coursePRATT -- With the growing number of recreational boaters on Kansas waters, the advantages of boater education have never been more apparent. As our lakes and rivers become busier and the types of boats more varied, it is increasingly important for boaters to learn safe boating ... Read More

Thirty-six youth learn fish ID, fishing and boating techniques MANKATO -- Lovewell State Park hosted an Outdoor Kansas For Kids (OK KIDS) Day on Saturday, April 21, at the park's Southwinds Group Shelter. Thirty-six youngsters registered for the event, and T-shirts and Bass Pro pins were given to each participant. Approximately 15 adults als ... Read More