Fee increases and budget cuts on tablePRATT -- As a result of reduced revenues, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has requested that all state agencies, including the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), cut their budgets by 3 percent in the current fiscal year (FY) and as much as 5 percent in FY 2010. However, budget cuts and revenues were on ... Read More

After five dry years, river flow returns to levels that support stockingSTOCKTON -- In 2000, above average river flows allowed the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) to experiment with seasonal rainbow trout stocking in the South Fork of the Solomon River above Webster Reservoir. Habitat was enhanced in three zones between the upper ... Read More

Good duck hunting still ahead; goose seasons extend into FebruaryPRATT -- Avid Kansas waterfowl hunters never worry about the post-holiday blues. For them, January and February mean some of the best hunting of the year. Late-migrating mallards are often abundant when shallow waters freeze, and mallards concentrate on rivers and reservoirs. In ... Read More

Reservations for this and other cabins can be made onlinePRATT -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced the opening of a new rental cabin at Atchison State Fishing Lake (3 ½ miles north and 2 miles west of Atchison). The cabin is available year-round. With a double bed, a double fold out futon, a single futon, and a ... Read More