Regular season April 8-May 31; youth/disabled, archery seasons April 1-7PRATT -- The 2009 spring turkey season runs April 8-May 31, and hunters across the state are already making preparations. Turkey permits allow hunters to use a shotgun, crossbow, or bow throughout the regular season. Archery-only and youth/disabled seasons run concurrently ... Read More

Russell County man hopes to inspire others with 1,700-acre gift RUSSELL COUNTY -- With a desire to see his 1,700 acres stay together and managed as a wildlife habitat demonstration unit ,Wallace N. Weber, of Russell County, ended 2008 by donating the land to Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF). It is the single largest donation in th ... Read More

Toxicology report of tissue samples provided to department Jan. 20thPRATT -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is investigating the recent deaths of several wild turkeys in Logan County. A toxicology report of tissue samples received by KDWP Jan. 20 concluded that ingestion of zinc or aluminum phosphide was the cause of the bi ... Read More

Permits to be sold to raise money for conservation projectsEMPORIA -- Seven Kansas conservation organizations were awarded a 2009 Commission Big Game permit in a drawing conducted at the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting Jan. 8 in Emporia. A total of 108 applications were submitted for the seven available permits.Winners of the perm ... Read More

Learn to find and catch the big fishOVERLAND PARK -- Think you know where the really big fish are? Do you have that burning question about your favorite lake? Maybe even a question about a fishing regulation that doesn’t make sense. Then the place for you to be is the “Third Annual Fish Night” at the Johnson County Community College, Carlsen C ... Read More

Winter cookout and campout a popular annual event; prizes awardedOSAGE CITY -- Eisenhower State Park will conduct the fourth annual Polar Swine Invitational Barbecue Contest on Feb. 7 at Ike's Shelter House & Campground. The event is a nontraditional barbecue cook-off and campout for hardy souls willing to brave the winter cold to particip ... Read More