While most fish is safe, caution urged for certain species, watersTOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued revised fish consumption advisories for 2011. The advisories identify types of fish that should be eaten in limited quantities or, in some cases, av ... Read More

White-tailed deer taken in Decatur County Nov. 7; complete results due in springPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced the first confirmed case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) found in a deer taken during a 2010 deer season. The animal was the only one of 90 tested by KDWP as of Dec. 8 to show a “presumptive ... Read More

Eagle Days organized to educate participants about state’s largest raptorPRATT — Perhaps nothing piques the interests of both novice and seasoned Kansas bird watchers more than the sight of the nation’s symbol, the bald eagle. While some bald eagles nest in Kansas, numbers often surge during January and February, providing excellent opportunit ... Read More

Popular annual bird watchers' event Jan. 13-16PRATT — For many people, Christmas and New Year’s festivities are followed by weeks of letdown and gloomy weather. But for those who feed birds in their backyards, winter in Kansas is a joy, and the pleasure is multiplied for those who participate in the Kansas Winter Bird Feeder Survey.As snow and ... Read More

Search for drowning victim prompts lowering of lake levelTULSA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that the lake level at John Redmond Reservoir is being lowered approximately 2 feet below normal conservation pool level to help facilitate recovery efforts of a drowning victim missing since Dec. 4, 2010. Current releases are 5,000 ... Read More