Pair face prison sentencing, heavy fines, suspension of hunting privilegesWICHITA — On March 16, James Bobby Butler Jr. and Marlin Jackson Butler — both of Martinsville, Texas — pleaded guilty in federal court in Wichita to felony conspiracy and wildlife trafficking charges stemming from the illegal sale of guided deer hunts in southern Kansas ... Read More

June 20 proclamation presentation will recognize the bald eagle success storyTOPEKA — Governor Sam Brownback has declared Monday, June 20, as American Eagle Day in Kansas in recognition of the American bald eagle and its growing population in the Sunflower State. Brownback will present a signed proclamation to representatives of the Kansas Dep ... Read More

Winners eligible for regional championships, college scholarshipsRUSSELL — The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with Forrest L. Wood (FLW) Outdoors, announced it will host the inaugural Student Angler Federation Kansas High School Fishing State Championship June 25 at Wilson Reservoir, near Russell. The state championship is a two-person ... Read More

Fourteen tagged fish worth $200-$300 caught in Kansas so farPRATT — Cabela’s and Wanna Go Fishing TV have tagged hundreds of fish in lakes near select Cabela’s retail stores, including several in Kansas, and as of mid-June, 14 of these fish have been caught in the Sunflower State.While Cabela’s has not released the last names of winners yet, f ... Read More

June 24-26 are awareness days; operations underway year-roundPRATT — Marine law enforcement officers from local, state, and federal boating agencies — including the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) — will be out in force June 24-26 for Operation Dry Water (ODW), an annual campaign focused on the detection and enforcement of boati ... Read More

Park manager snags, relocates floating geocache boxesGLEN ELDER — Due to flooding at Glen Elder Reservoir, locations for Glen Elder State Park’s caches in the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) geocache contest have changed. The original sites are now under water, and may be for quite some time.The park manager was able t ... Read More