Feb. 7, 20132012 Hunting incident report indicates hunting is a safe outdoor activityPRATT – A total of 17 hunting-related incidents were reported in Kansas for 2012, a decrease of 73 percent from 35 years ago. Since the implementation of programs such as Hunter Education and Pass It On, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDW ... Read More

Feb. 7, 201310 lucky youth to receive a guided turkey hunt this spring PRATT ­– The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is partnering with the Flint Hills Gobblers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to host a youth spring turkey hunt at Melvern Wildlife Area on April 6. Volunteers from NWTF, KDWPT and loc ... Read More

Feb. 7, 2013Special season set to reduce light goose populationsPRATT – The dark and light goose regular seasons end Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. However, from Feb. 11-April 30, 2013, hunters can hunt snow and Ross’ geese during the Light Goose Conservation Order. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service established the special season 13 years ago to incre ... Read More