Geocache contest in fourth year; prizes include annual camping permit, 14-day camping permit, and annual vehicle permits; contest runs through Nov. 1PRATT — Now in its fourth year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) geocaching contest will begin May 27 in Kansas state parks. From then until Nov. 1, the game is to find ... Read More

Check with parks before planning Memorial Day outingsPRATT — Memorial Day is just a few days away, and Kansas state park staff are gearing up for one of the busiest weekends of the year. State parks are great places to camp, boat, fish, swim, and just enjoy the outdoors, but if that isn't enough, you'll find a special event you won't want to m ... Read More

Biologists will help improve pheasant, quail, and lesser prairie chicken habitatST. PAUL, Minn. — Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) have announced the addition of two new Farm Bill wildlife biologist positions in Kansas. Kirby Calhoun will cover Dickinson, Clay, Ottawa, and nearby counties, while Mark Witecha will cover Ness, Lane, ... Read More

Safe Kids Kansas campaigns to prevent childhood drowningTOPEKA — It’s a warm summer day, and you’re at the beach with your kids. Your cell phone rings, and you answer it, shifting your focus from your kids to the conversation. Good idea? Not at all, according to Safe Kids Kansas, a coalition of more than 70 statewide and regional organizations ... Read More

Tecumseh man breaks record less than three weeks oldPRATT — Lake Shawnee has yielded a rainbow trout bonanza this spring. On April 2, Bob Lorson caught an 11.02-pound rainbow that was confirmed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) as a new state record. But it wouldn’t stand long.On April 20, Ed Ames of Tecumseh was fishing th ... Read More