KDWP urges parents, mentors to take a kid hunting during this special seasonPRATT — The Kansas youth/disabled deer season runs Sept. 12-20 this year, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) urges parents and mentors to help youngsters and the disabled take advantage this time when hunting pressure is low and the chances for succ ... Read More

Migrating teal numbers similar to last year, well above long-term averagePRATT -- The first waterfowl that hunters may pursue each year are teal, and their numbers are generally high. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this year's blue-winged teal breeding population of 7.4 million is 11 percent above last year and 60 percent abo ... Read More

Special hunting opportunities geared toward getting more youth afieldPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) wants to see more young people in the field this year. To accomplish this, the agency has established a number of youth and/or youth-mentor hunts. These hunts offer special opportunities to hunt in places that have lo ... Read More

Units used to assist state park Geocache 2009 Program; contest ends Nov. 1LAWRENCE — Last June, the Kansas Wildscape Foundation donated 30 Garmin eTrex handheld global positioning system (GPS) units to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) in support of their Geocache 2009 program. 2008 was the first year for the program, and many ... Read More

Participants learn all aspects of waterfowl hunting on Oct. 17; registration deadline Oct. 5ST. PAUL — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will host the a Youth Waterfowl Classic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. The morning activities will be held at the Osage Mission Neosho County Museum in St. Paul with the doors op ... Read More

Outdoor education event honors shooting victim
EMPORIA — The 1st Annual Beau Arndt Outdoor Appreciation Day will be held Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Camp Alexander, 3 miles northeast of Emporia.Arndt was killed Dec. 15, 2007, just three days before his 19th birthday, by an drive-by poacher who shot into a goose decoy layout Arndt and his ... Read More

Bluestem Farm and Ranch Supply to host annual eventEMPORIA — On Sept. 11-12, Bluestem Farm and Ranch Supply will host the 7th Annual Wildlife Appreciation and Conservation Days at 2611 West Highway 50 in Emporia. Conservation groups and vendors of outdoor equipment will be on hand to educate and show their wares. The groups will man booths and ... Read More