Trespassers bag nothing but stiff fines, damaged landowner-hunter relationsPRATT -- Firearm deer season is in full swing, and all hunters are reminded that it is illegal to hunt on private land without the owner's permission, posted or not. Whether a "hunter" actually enters private land without permission or shoots onto it from the ... Read More

Fishing to return after three-year renovation projectLAWRENCE -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced that Douglas State Fishing Lake, near Lawrence, will reopen for public fishing on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, after a three-year closure for lake renovation.Construction projects completed include resurfacing the north ... Read More

Event takes place April 8-10, 2009; youth application deadline Jan. 16, 2009EL DORADO -- A youth hunting program is a highlight of the Governor’s Annual One Shot Turkey Hunt, held in Butler County April 8-10, 2009, and six youngsters from around the state are selected to participate. Youth participants in this hunt must have successfully compl ... Read More

Visitors travel long distances to enjoy light display, bonfire, hayrack ride, much moreELLIS -- The Cedar Bluff State Park Christmas "Holiday In Lights" display is a popular western Kansas holiday attraction located about 45 miles southwest of Hays. Including miles of colorful lights lining the state park on the reservoir’s north sho ... Read More

Data show decrease in some contaminantsTOPEKA -- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) are issuing revised fish consumption advisories for 2009. The advisories identify species of fish that should be eaten in limited quantities or, in some cases, avoided altogether because ... Read More