Mussels found by diligent boaterPRATT — After a day on Milford Reservoir Nov. 16, a diligent boater was following the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) "clean, drain, dry" protocol for fighting the spread of zebra mussels when he discovered a few of the aquatic nuisance species (ANS) on his boat. He immediately called KD ... Read More

Hunters to hit the field less than a week after ThanksgivingPRATT — The 2009 Kansas firearm deer season runs Wednesday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 13, and hunters are sighting in their rifles and practicing their shooting skills in anticipation of one of the state's favorite hunting seasons. Deer are plentiful, and a good season is expected. ... Read More

Special hunts offered on the Smoky Valley Ranch in Logan County; registration requiredPRATT — The Nature Conservancy and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) are joining forces to provide lucky young hunters and supervising adults with opportunities to hunt deer during the regular firearm deer season, open Dec. 2-13. More than 4,800 ... Read More

Event held at Ft. Larned draws youth from across the statePRATT — The 11th Annual State Finals ECO-Meet competition was held at Ft. Larned National Historic Site on Nov. 4. Mild weather enhanced the competition, which proved to be an exciting, hard-fought contest. The following list includes the team event winners:
Team 1st Place ($300 per s ... Read More

Hunters, meat processors, food banks, help provide thousands of meals to poorTONGANOXIE — With the help of hunters, meat processors, and private donors, Kansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry (KSHFH) annually provides thousands of meals to those in need. The Kansas deer firearm season — Dec. 2-13 this year — is the busiest time for the organization ... Read More