Program provides technical assistance and financial incentives to enhance wildlife habitat on private land in Kansas; March 31 deadlinePRATT — Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) officials have announced the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Private Landowner Program has, to date, awarded $235,444 of SWG funds to 22 private landowners. Pro ... Read More

Free salvage permit required; salvage allowed from Jan. 15-Feb. 15TOPKEA — Before leaving office Jan. 11, former Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Secretary (KDWP) Mike Hayden issued a mussel salvage order for Toronto Reservoir due to low water conditions. The lake is currently 2.5 feet low, and many mussels have been stranded along the ... Read More

Small wildlife enhancement project application deadline Feb. 18PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) Chickadee Checkoff Program has funded hundreds of nongame species projects through the years. These range in scope from small species survey projects of $500 or less to efforts of $100,000 or more using matching federal fun ... Read More

Seven permits to be sold to raise money for conservation projectsLAWRENCE — Seven Kansas conservation organizations were awarded 2011 Commission Big Game permits in a drawing conducted at the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting Jan. 6 at the Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive in Lawrence. Ninety-one eligible applications were submitte ... Read More

Where to fish, how to fish legally, what’s new for 2011 includedPRATT — Printed copies of the 2011 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary booklet are now available at offices of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) or wherever licenses are sold, the agency has announced. Copies may also be downloaded from the KDWP website, www.kdwp.s ... Read More