Online identification test required before obtaining a crane permitPRATT — The sandhill crane hunting season opens Nov. 11 and runs through Jan. 7, 2010. Hunters pursuing this large game bird should be aware that the endangered whooping crane may be present during the sandhill crane season. Whooping cranes use the same habitats as sandhill cra ... Read More

River Pond Area entrance changes under considerationMANHATTAN — Tuttle Creek State Park will host a public meeting to discuss the future of entrances into Tuttle Creek State Park’s River Pond Area on Monday, Nov. 16, at the Manhattan Fire Station, 2000 Denison in Manhattan. The meeting will run from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and will include a presenta ... Read More

Thirteen workshops planned in eastern two-thirds of stateMANHATTAN — Fire safety is a priority of the upcoming Prescribed Burning Workshops scheduled for central and eastern Kansas this fall. Carol Blocksome, Grassland Water Quality Extension Staff at Kansas State University (KSU), says that these workshops are a continuation of workshops cond ... Read More

Both research and habitat improvement projects involvedALLEN — The National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) Kansas chapters have budgeted $52,600 from the state Hunting Heritage Super Fund for outreach, education, conservation, increased public land access, and other Kansas projects in 2010. The NWTF Super Fund is administered jointly by the N ... Read More