March 28, 2013FISH program receives special recognition from American Fisheries Society PRATT ­– The American Fisheries Society (AFS) presented the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) with the 2012 Sport Fish Restoration Outstanding Project award at the March 21 commission meeting in Topeka. KDWPT received the award for the ... Read More

2012 report on Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease helps clarify extent of outbreakMar. 21, 20132012 EHD report puts outbreak in perspective when compared to neighboring states PRATT ­– A total of 1,274 deer were suspected of having Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in 2012, and although considered to be one of the worst outbreaks in the state, dat ... Read More

Mar. 28, 2013April 1 Marks the start of the 2013 spring turkey season for archers, youth and disable huntersPRATT – The sound of a turkey gobble is a sure sign of Spring and music to turkey hunters’ ears. This season will kick off with the youth/disabled and archery season April 1-9, followed by the regular firearm season April 10-May 31. Hunte ... Read More

Mar. 28, 2013KDWPT commissioners approve several changes related to legal hunting equipmentPRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) adopted a total of six regulations at the Mar. 21 commission meeting in Topeka. The newly-adopted changes simplify hunting regulations, allow more flexibility in legal equipment, and mos ... Read More