Public hearing on early migratory bird, duck zone, and furbeaer regulationsNORTON — The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will conduct a public meeting and hearing on Thursday, June 23, at the Norton Community High School Auditorium, 103 West Woodfield in Norton. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and recess at 5 p.m., and the ev ... Read More

State parks, some wildlife areas, offer comfortable alternative to roughing itPRATT — Looking for a special summer Kansas state park or more remote area experience? Rental cabins are available throughout the year at 19 Kansas state parks, four state fishing lakes, and one wildlife area. Some cabins are rustic while others feature many of the co ... Read More

From dragonflies to spiders and soil, kids learn about nature; preregistration requiredGREAT BEND — The Kansas Wetlands Education Center, on Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area northeast of Great Bend, will conduct a number of children’s programs this summer. These one-hour programs will be offered at no charge. Programs for kids age four through s ... Read More

June 18-19 will be Dad’s day at only state park in southwest KansasMEADE — On Father’s Day weekend June 18-19, Meade State Park and Friends of Meade State Park and Lake will host a Father’s Day Fishing Derby at Meade State Fishing Lake. This is a free event, but regular park fees still apply.Teams must include a parent/guardian and a child 16 ... Read More

Lost license or permit easily replacedPRATT — The dog ate it. My wife threw it in the washer. My kids thought it would make a good finger-painting project, and it was lost at school. My uncle tried to start a fire with it.While these may seem silly excuses for losing a hunting or fishing license, park permit, or other issue from the Kansas Dep ... Read More