These are the Weekly News Articles for the week of August 22, 2007

Removal of exemption aimed at maintaining funding base for fisheries management
PRATT -- Traditional outdoor recreation pursuits have experienced declining participation rates throughout the U.S. in recent years. Pastimes such as fishing reflect the changing face of American society, as a variety of new leisure-time activities compete for the ... Read More

Dove season marks the beginning of fall for many hunters KDWP Managed Dove Hunting Areas The Kansas dove season opened statewide on Sept. 1, and the first segment runs through Oct. 14. The final segment is Nov. 1-16. It’s no wonder hunters look forward to dove season so much. The mourning dove is the most abundant game bird in North America ... Read More

Action taken at public hearing in Olathe
OLATHE -- The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission finalized 2007 waterfowl seasons in a public hearing Aug. 16th at Bass Pro Shops, Olathe. Seasons and limits include the following:
High Plains Zone: Oct. 6 – Jan. 1, 2008 and Jan. 19 – 27, 2008
Low Plains Early Zone: Oct. 13 – Dec. 9 and Dec. ... Read More

Kansas premier outdoor magazine a treat for all outdoor people
PRATT--The September/October 2007 issue of Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine will be in readers hands on September 1. As with all issues, this magazine has a variety of outdoor-related articles illustrated with color photography, as well as timely information on hunting, fish ... Read More

Park closure to continue until basic infrastructure can be replaced
ELK CITY STATE PARK – Out of commission since near-record flood waters covered it up in June, Elk City State Park is slowly being pieced back together so it can be opened in the next few weeks.
“We’d like to have at least some of the park open for Labor Day weekend, but it’s ... Read More