Early spring walleye spawning attracts anglers, fisheries biologistsPRATT — In late March and early April, walleye migrate to rocky shallows in Kansas reservoirs to spawn. At this time, anglers gather along rip-rapped dams hoping to catch large walleye by casting jigs, rattle traps, crank baits, and stick baits from shore. Some even wade to ca ... Read More

Park users can save by purchasing permits before April 1PRATT — Visitors to Kansas state parks can save money by purchasing many permits before the prime park season begins on April 1. Permits purchased in the off-season — Oct. 1-March 31 — are valid for the remainder of the calendar year, and they are cheaper if purchased during this period.F ... Read More

Annual event first for new Governor BrownbackEL DORADO — The 25th annual Kansas Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt will be held April 14-16 in El Dorado. Hunters from across Kansas and many states have committed to participate in this year’s event, the first turkey hunt for new Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. “I look forward to taking part in my f ... Read More

Grounds near Parsons offer excellent opportunity; application deadline March 21PARSONS — The 13,727-acre property formerly known as the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant is now owned in part by the Great Plains Development Authority, the U.S. Army, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). All three entities are working together to pr ... Read More