Young deer potential source of chronic wasting diseaseEMPORIA — Last September, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks staff learned that a white-tailed fawn had been transported from Decatur County in northwest Kansas to the Hutchinson Zoo. Because deer from Decatur County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), KDWP biologis ... Read More

Hillsdale Reservoir users given impromptu education; no ANS foundPAOLA — On Saturday, June 19, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks staff conducted unannounced courtesy inspections of motor boats, sailboats, and other watercraft as visitors prepared to use them in Hillsdale Reservoir. The purpose was twofold — to make sure users had legally ... Read More

Assistance with equipment and license purchasing available; application deadline Aug. 1MANHATTAN —The Riley County Fish and Game Association, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), and Tuttle Creek Lake Corps of Engineers are seeking participants for their 8th annual youth/handicapped deer hunt, which will be held Sept. 11 and 12. You ... Read More

Season runs July 1-Oct. 31; fishing license requiredPRATT — It's already been a hot summer in the Sunflower State, and those who love outdoor activities are ready to beat the heat by pursuing bullfrogs in the cool of the night. They'll get their chance on July 1, when the bullfrog season begins.Bullfrog hunting, or "frogging," as man ... Read More