Jan. 17, 2013Trumpeter swan sightings are both uncommon and unforgettablePRATT – Trumpeter swan sightings have been reportedly recently in several Kansas counties, including Neosho, Montgomery, Sedgwick, and Douglas. The largest species of the swan family, trumpeter swans can grow to 60 inches long and have wing spans of nearly 8 feet. These mi ... Read More

Jan. 17, 2013Hunters have the remainder of January to hunt the 2012-2013 fall turkey seasonPRATT – The 2012-2013 fall turkey season is coming to a close, but not before hunters get one last chance to bag their late-season bird. From Jan. 14-31, hunters will have the opportunity to hunt turkey once more in any of the five open units. The next op ... Read More

Jan. 17, 2013Seven lucky conservation nonprofits receive Commission Big Game PermitsPRATT – Seven lucky nonprofit organizations recently received what some consider to be the golden tickets of conservation fundraising: Commission Big Game Permits. These permits were awarded during the January 10 Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commission pub ... Read More

January 17, 2013 Special deer permits and boating issues on agenda  TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has released a list of the legislative initiatives for the 2013 session. This year’s agenda is less ambitious than last year’s, and three of the four initiatives involve boating laws. The legislatur ... Read More