Course designed to develop teaching skills prior to becoming a certified hunter education instructorWICHITA — In the 2011 fall semester, Wichita State University will offer a course to train students in the knowledge and skills necessary to become certified as a volunteer Kansas Hunter Education Instructor through the Kansas Department of Wild ... Read More

Dates set at April 21 meeting of Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission in WichitaPRATT — At the Public Hearing portion of the April 21 meeting of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission, regulations for antelope and elk seasons were approved.Pronghorn antelope season dates for 2011 include the follow: Archery – Sept. 24-Oct. 2 and Oct. 15-31; ... Read More

Drive the Byway Weekend coming to the Western Vistas Historic BywaySCOTT CITY — Lake Scott State Park, one of the state’s most scenic and historic parks, is open for business. The park almost completely encompasses a national historic landmark and is situated in a stunning canyon virtually hidden from nearby US-83 highway. Lake Scott State Par ... Read More

Annual event to feature experts from throughout prairie grouse rangeHAYS — On Oct. 4-6, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will host the 29th meeting of the Prairie Grouse Technical Council (PGTC) at Fort Hays State University in Hays. Prairie grouse conservationists from across the country — both professional and amateur — wil ... Read More

Water quality good, park openMEADE — Despite local rumors, Lake Meade State Park, 8 miles south and 5 miles west of Meade, is open for business and all water activities. Last year, the lake was closed to all water activities from late July to mid-October due to a blue-green algae bloom. However, the park remained open to camping and other acti ... Read More