Popular annual bird watchers' event Jan. 14-17PRATT — Each year, thousands of Kansans spend chilly days in the comfort of their homes, entertained by bustling birds raiding feeders. As snow and frigid winter temperatures entice finches, cardinals, juncos, woodpeckers, and a variety of other birds to backyard bird feeders across the state, both ... Read More

Department of Wildlife and Parks has announced bargain days for new yearPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has announced its schedule for 2010 Free Park Entrance Days, when anyone may enter individual state parks without a vehicle permit. (Camping and other permits are still required.) While the weather may seem too chilly to ... Read More

Twelve youth and parents enjoy two weekends of deer hunting; youth harvest seven antlerless deerCOLUMBUS — During the Jan. 1-10 extended whitetail firearms deer season, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), in partnership with Claythorne Lodge, K&K Outfitters, and John’s Sporting Goods, provided youth deer hunts for 12 young ... Read More

Seven permits to be sold to raise money for conservation projects; new regulation may attract more biddersGREAT BEND — Seven Kansas conservation organizations were awarded a 2010 Commission Big Game permit in a drawing conducted at the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting Jan. 7 at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area's Kansas Wetland Educati ... Read More