Changes to archery equipment requirements approvedPRATT — At the Public Hearing portion of the April 22 meeting of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission, regulation amendments concerning big game and turkey legal equipment, deer seasons, antelope season, and elk season were approved.Commissioners voted to accept the recommendation to change ... Read More

Fishing tournaments dominate park activities in early seasonPRATT — State parks are great places to camp, boat, fish, swim, and just enjoy the outdoors, but if that isn't enough, you'll find a special event you won't want to miss. In May, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has planned a number of special events. Because May is ... Read More

Public cautioned to leave young wildlife alonePRATT — Each spring, well-meaning Kansans see deer fawns or other young wildlife and assume that they have been abandoned. In almost all cases, the mother is actually nearby, keeping a hidden eye on her young. If those well-meaning folks decide to "rescue" the young animal, they are usuall ... Read More

Warming water spurs fish into shallows to spawnPRATT — The Kansas crappie spawn is one of the most exciting times of the year for many Kansas outdoorsmen, but it's been a cool spring in Kansas, and nature has been slow to respond. Late April has brought warmer weather, however, and anglers are already catching crappie as they move close to sho ... Read More