Permits allow take of antlerless mule deer or whitetailPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced that Either-Species Antlerless Deer permits are still available in seven units. These permits allow the take of antlerless mule deer or white-tailed deer in any season with equipment legal for the season. They are ava ... Read More

Shotgun, rifle, archery shooting and fishing and furharvesting demonstrations highlight eventHAYS — On Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hays area conservation groups and businesses will offer a free day of target shooting and outdoor activities for youth ages 17 and younger. The 13th Annual Youth Outdoor Festival will be held at the Hays City Sp ... Read More

Farm ponds can fall victim to fish-killing algae blooms, oxygen depletionPRATT — Summer blue-green algae blooms at Lovewell Reservoir and Meade State Fishing Lake have put small farm pond owners on the alert. Hot summer conditions that have created the algae blooms in these larger lakes can effect ponds, as well, and nothing can be more dishea ... Read More

Day-long course designed to help land managers plan for pollinating invertebratesWASHINGTON, DC — The 2008 Farm Bill made pollinators and their habitat a conservation priority for every USDA land manager and conservationist. On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation will conduct a training session from 9 a.m. to 4 ... Read More

Fishing clinic, animals on display, free kids tents highlight eventLAWRENCE — Clinton State Park will allow free park entrance on Aug. 14, while hosting events geared toward youth. A youth fishing clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lake Henry, just south of the park office. Kids will learn how to identify fish, improve casting skill ... Read More