KDWP offers youth, novice hunts of a lifetime; first application deadline July 31PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks (KDWP) Special Hunts Program offers a variety of limited hunts, many designed to introduce youth and novices to hunting in an uncrowded setting with good opportunity for success. The first application deadline — for ... Read More

Almost 2,000 permits available to nonresidents as of July 13PRATT — After the initial nonresident deer permit drawing in May, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) had 4,016 permits leftover in 12 deer management units for the 2010 season. The agency put these permits up for sale on a first-come, first-served basis, but as of mid-J ... Read More

Some species down but overall numbers stable, well above long-term averageWASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has announced results of the 2010 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey, completed each spring, and numbers are similar to last year. The preliminary count of duck populations from the traditional sur ... Read More

15th annual event offers team prizes and plenty of funWEBBER — The 15th annual Sand Castle/Sculpture Contest at Lovewell State Park, near Webber, is scheduled for Sunday, July 18, at the Southwinds Beach area of the state park. Teams comprising as many as five people can register at the state park office from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday.Sand cas ... Read More