Public hearing on antelope and elk seasons; workshop on deer, fish bait regulationsWICHITA — The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will conduct a public meeting and hearing on Thursday, April 21, at the Great Plains Nature Center Auditorium, 6232 East 29th Street North in Wichita. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and recess at ... Read More

Boaters reminded of laws, safety rules that could save a lifePRATT — It’s springtime, and outdoor recreational users are taking to the water. Fishing, skiing, tubing, sailing, and paddle sports are common activities people enjoy while boating on Kansas waters. With the new season, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reminds recr ... Read More

Hunting is safe and getting safer, but hunters asked to check their safety listPRATT — The youth/disabled and archery spring turkey seasons began April 1 and run through April 12, and the regular season runs April 13-May 31. During these seasons, Kansas hunters must remember one word that exemplifies the perfect hunt: safety. Responsible hunte ... Read More

Dedication of 1,400-acre tract of Flint Hills property slated for April 19EURKEA — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has received a 1,400-acre parcel of land southeast of Eureka in Greenwood County thanks to the generosity of Dr. Frances Moss-Mayo. The land will be dedicated on Tuesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. and named the Frank ... Read More

Event to be held April 17GREAT BEND — Getting lost in the wilderness, suffering a serious injury, or being caught in bad weather are among an outdoor enthusiast’s worst nightmares. Although uncommon, each of these scenarios can happen to anyone who spends time in the great outdoors. On April 17, visitors to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center ... Read More

Chapter meeting Tuesday, April 12PAOLA — Quail hunters and conservationists in Miami County have formed the 12th Quail Forever chapter in Kansas. The group, known as the Border Bobs Quail Forever chapter, will dedicate its efforts to improving habitat for bobwhite quail and providing opportunities for youngsters to learn about hunting, conserv ... Read More