Limited season open on portions of Kansas and Arkansas riversPRATT — For a few rugged outdoorsmen who love nothing more than exploring rivers in summer, the Kansas handfishing season has become a much-anticipated adventure. The season runs June 15-Aug. 31, a time when those of strong nerve may catch flathead catfish using nothing but their han ... Read More

Most parks report increased attendance during 2010 holidayTOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reported record-breaking attendance during the Memorial Day weekend with more than 430,000 people visiting 25 state parks. El Dorado State Park reported the highest attendance with a visitor total topping 65,000. Several parks ... Read More

Event yields record number of youth and fishGLEN ELDER — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) hosted the 6th Annual Waconda Lake Youth Fishing Tournament at Glen Elder Reservoir on Saturday, June 5. A record number of young anglers (141) boarded boats and hit the water for a full day of fishing. The day began with a strong south ... Read More

Fundraiser supports spring youth turkey huntEMPORIA — The Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will be hosting its 15th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday, June 19, at the Guest House Inn & Convention Center, 2700 W. 18th Ave. in Emporia. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a turkey dinner a ... Read More

Rare plants, birds, and rock formations on the list of possible sightingsLAWRENCE — On June 20, the public is invited to enjoy the Fourth Biennial Coblentz Prairie Foray at 1 p.m. at Clinton Wildlife Area, near Lawrence. The event is an opportunity to explore the diverse native plants and uncommon birds of the glaciated tallgrass prairie near ... Read More