Community Fisheries Assistance Program recognized by American Fisheries SocietyPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is one of five state fish and wildlife agencies recently honored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS). KDWP received the AFS 2009 Outstanding Sport Fish Restoration Program Projects of the Year award, alo ... Read More

Publication shows all land open to spring turkey hunting; printed copies available late MarchPRATT — It's been a long winter in the Sunflower State, but those who anticipate the thrill of spring turkey hunting can start preparing with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) 2010 Kansas Spring Turkey Atlas, now available for viewing ... Read More

Another "presumptive positive" sample still awaiting resultsPRATT— On March 2, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) announced that 10 white-tailed deer from northwestern Kansas had tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). These were animals taken by hunters in the 2009 hunting seasons. The agency is still awai ... Read More

Public comments sought; comments accepted through April 2GREAT BEND — A draft 2010-2014 Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area five-year management plan is now available for public review and comment. In 1990, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks developed 25-year management plans for all public lands. In the case of Cheyenne Bottoms, public in ... Read More