Everyone may fish without a license; scout hotspots onlinePRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will offer 2011 Free Fishing Days on June 4-5, in coordination with National Fishing Week. On these days, anglers of all ages may fish without a fishing license. Ordinarily, nonresidents 16 or older and residents age 16 through 6 ... Read More

Total an increase of five over 2009; one fatal, all avoidablePRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reports that there were 17 hunting incidents in Kansas in 2010, five more than the record low of 12 in 2009. One of the accidents was fatal.The one fatal accident occurred in Dickinson County when two turkey hunters had finis ... Read More

Shallow points, flats, and underwater roadways lure anglers to big fishPRATT — The state record walleye is more than 13 pounds, but who knows? Someone may break it this spring as weather warms and walleye move into shallow water to feed. Because of their size and reputation as great table fare, walleye are among the most popular sportfish in K ... Read More

Fundraiser supports spring youth turkey huntEMPORIA — While the Kansas spring turkey hunting season runs through May 31, the Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is looking ahead. The group will host its 16th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday, June 19, at the Guest House Inn & Convention Center, 270 ... Read More

Kids 7 through 14 get to spend day on lake with a seasoned angler and his boatGLEN ELDER — The 7th annual Glen Elder Youth Fishing Tournament will be held June 4, the first day of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ Free Fishing Days. All youth ages 7 through 14 are encouraged to call the Glen Elder State Park office, 785-545-3345, to ... Read More

Tagged fish could net anglers big bucks; great Free Fishing Days opportunityPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is participating in the “Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?” contest, which began May 14 and runs to July 14. The contest, sponsored by Cabela’s and Wanna Go Fishing TV, involves hundreds of fish that were tagged i ... Read More