Compassion, dedication puts officer in elite companyPRATT — Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) natural resource officer Jim Bussone, Arma, has been honored with the Shikar-Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year award. Bussone received the award in recognition of efforts above and beyond activities normally associate ... Read More

Season runs through Nov. 1; firearms may not be possessedPRATT — Although beaver trapping season runs through March 31, all other Kansas trapping seasons and furbearer hunting seasons are over for the winter. However, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reminds hound enthusiasts that the furbearer running season begins March 1. ... Read More

Event to focus on beaver trapping and management; registration requiredFRONTENAC — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and southeast Kansas furharvesters will conduct a furharvesting workshop on Feb. 26 at Mined Land Wildlife Area Unit No. 1, near the intersection of U.S. highways 69 and 160, north of Frontenac. The workshop wil ... Read More

Presentation of annual Conservation Achievement Awards to highlight banquetMANHATTAN — The Kansas Wildlife Federation's (KWF) 2011 Annual Meeting will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26, at the Highland Hotel & Convention Center, 3017 West 10th Street in Great Bend. The 2010 Conservation Achievement Program (CAP) awards banquet wi ... Read More

Order deadline first Monday in MayMANHATTAN — The Kansas Forest Service’s (KFS) Conservation Tree Planting Program offers the public tree and shrub seedlings, as well as other items for use in conservation plantings. Plantings may function as wildlife habitat, windbreaks, woodlots, timber plantations, or Christmas tree farms.Although seedlings ... Read More

Emporia chapter’s event is 28th annualEMPORIA — The Emporia Area Chapter of Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (QUWF, formerly Quail Unlimited) is hosting its 28th annual fundraiser on March 1 at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Emporia. The event is designed to raise funds for wildlife habitat improvement and youth outdoor appreciation progra ... Read More