PRATT -- A Kansas boat owner narrowly escaped major state and federal fines after it was determined the zebra mussels found on his recently purchased boat were dead. The Kansan had purchased the boat in another state and launched it at Milford Reservoir, northwest of Junction City. An alert marine service professional noticed the adult zebra mu ... Read More

Youth pheasant and quail season runs Nov. 7-8PRATT — The plans are made; you’re taking a youngster hunting during the 2009 Kansas pheasant and quail youth season, Nov. 7-8. The lucky kid has been tutored in gun handling and practiced shooting clay targets. Perhaps he or she has even been regaled with predictions of cackling pheasants bursting ... Read More

PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced that a few more than 550 leftover nonresident deer permits remain available as of Nov.4 — in Unit 10Leftover permits are those that were not taken in the May nonresident application period. They are Whitetail Either-Sex permits (hunter designates equipment/season choice, a ... Read More

Kansas deer-vehicle collisions peak in NovemberPRATT — In Kansas, deer-vehicle accidents are common in November. Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) statistics show that November is the month when the highest number of deer-vehicle collisions occur. Motorists are encouraged to be on particularly high alert in the weeks before and after ... Read More

Pheasant and quail, prairie chicken, late-migrating waterfowl seasons mark November openingsPRATT — The Kansas pheasant and quail seasons return to their traditional opening and closing dates this fall. Both seasons open on Saturday, Nov. 14, and run through Jan. 31, 2010. Prairie chicken season opens a week later — Nov. 21 through Jan. 31, 20 ... Read More