Several presumptive positives detected, CWD possibly found in new countiesPRATT – Testing for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in samples collected from deer taken during the 2009 season is only about one-third complete, but the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reports that six samples have shown presumptive positive. All collected ... Read More

Early purchases valid the remainder of 2009 and all of 2010PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks reminds all hunters, anglers and park patrons that hunting and fishing licenses, trout stamps and park permits expire Dec. 31, 2009. Even though 2009 deer and fall turkey permits may still be valid in some units, a 2010 Kansas hunting ... Read More

Programs designed to assist with soil, water, and wildlife habitat conservation
WICHITA — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that applications are being accepted for the agency's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP). The first cutoff application period f ... Read More

Wintering bald eagles a favorite of Kansas naturalistsMANHATTAN — With the arrival of winter, the eagles have landed near Manhattan. Bald eagles have been migrating south, offering outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to see the national bird in its native habitat. To enhance this opportunity, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Re ... Read More

Where to fish, how to fish legally, what to fish for, and much more includedPRATT — Printed copies of the 2010 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary booklet will be available in early January, according to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. From new regulations allowing bowfishing for catfish to regulations on aquatic nuisance species, t ... Read More