Former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius issued an executive order to form the Kansas Coalition for Children in Nature last April. The purpose of the coalition is to create opportunities for children to experience nature, working with state agencies and other organizations. Research has shown that time in nature improves a child’s academic performance, co ... Read More

Applications available at KDWP websitePRATT — Active members of the Kansas Army and Air National Guard who are Kansas residents may obtain free Kansas hunting and fishing licenses, as well as free state park entrance permits. To receive free licenses and permits, Kansas guardsmen apply through the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks' (KDWP ... Read More

Permits aid conservation organizations; application deadline Jan. 4PRATT — Applications are now available for qualified conservation organizations interested in applying for Commission Big Game permits. Information and applications are available from Sheila Kemmis, 620-672-5911, or online at the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) w ... Read More

Twenty-eight animals to be auctioned at Maxwell Wildlife RefugePRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will conduct a public buffalo auction on Nov. 18, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Area corrals, 6 miles north and 1 ¼ miles west of Canton. Twenty-eight buffalo will be offered, including five two-year-old bull ... Read More

Hunters have several options for testing deerPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is providing hunters with a list of contractors who will take samples from deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing, and the agency will also take samples from a limited number of deer for testing. Some hunters are concerned about the ... Read More