Jan. 31, 2013Second modern otter trapping season similar to firstEMPORIA ­– Kansas furharvesters have taken the season quota on river otters before the official end of the otter trapping season. The quota for 2012-2013 was met on Jan. 25. Trappers were allowed a grace period for notification that the quota was met, so all otters taken on or bef ... Read More

Jan. 31, 2013Animal killed by coyote hunters verified as wolf PRATT ­– In December, coyote hunters in northwest Kansas killed an animal they thought was too big to be a coyote. The large male canine weighed more than 80 pounds, more than twice as much as a large coyote. The hunters called the local Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Touri ... Read More

Jan. 31, 2013Public opinion sought on proposed listing of lesser prairie chickenPRATT – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will conduct a public meeting in Garden City on Thursday, February 7, 2013 to gather public comments on the proposed listing of the lesser prairie chicken. The meeting will be conducted at Garden City Community Coll ... Read More

Jan. 31, 2013Registration opens for women’s outdoor skills workshop at Rock Springs 4-H CenterPRATT ­– Becoming An Outdoors-Woman (BOW), a non-profit, non-membership program offered through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), will host a spring workshop at Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City, May 17-19. Aimed at ... Read More