Application period April 1-30, one month earlier than in past; no mail-in applications acceptedPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reminds all nonresident deer hunters that the application period for 2010 permits is April 1-30 this year, one month earlier than in past years. All applications must be made online through t ... Read More

Precautions can make a safe hunt even saferPRATT — The youth/disabled and archery spring turkey seasons began April 1 and run through April 13, and the regular season runs April 14-May 31. During these seasons, Kansas hunters must remember one word that exemplifies the perfect hunt: safety. Responsible hunters are sure of their targets before f ... Read More

Course offers wingshooting instruction, field walksPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will offer a one-day hunter education class on Saturday, April 17, at the Pratt Gun Club, North Highway 61 in Pratt. About two hours of the day will be in the classroom. The course is designed to get kids — and anyone who has not taken the co ... Read More

From March through May, male chickens dance to attract matesPRATT — Each spring, one of the most extraordinary mating rituals in all of nature occurs right here in Kansas — the courtship of the prairie grouse, more commonly known as the prairie chicken. On otherwise indistinguishable tracts of natural prairie landscape, groups of male chickens ... Read More

Preventive maintenance helps ensure a safe, fun day on the lakePRATT — It's springtime in the Sunflower State, and boaters and fishermen are lining up at boat ramps to enjoy the state's abundant fishing and boating opportunities. But the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) advises boaters to make sure their watercraft are "seaw ... Read More