April 11, 2013“Rescuing” presumably-abandoned young really a death sentencePRATT ­– A lone fawn curled up amid tall grass in early spring can be an endearing sight, but it also can make an attractive target for more than just predators. Every year well-intentioned people attempt to “rescue” these presumably-abandoned young, often with deadly co ... Read More

April 11, 2013Families are invited to attend an annual fishing day at Fort Riley free of chargePRATT ­– Kids of all ages are welcome to attend Fort Riley’s third annual Kid’s Fishing Day April 20 at Moon Lake from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.The annual event regularly draws a strong crowd.“Last year, we had about 200 kids there,” said Directorate of ... Read More

April 9, 2013Range-wide lesser prairie chicken conservation plan submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in hopes of precluding a listing under the Endangered Species ActPHOENIX, AZ. – The lesser prairie chicken is a grassland grouse species native and once common to parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. However, declin ... Read More

April 11, 2013 Applications for testing and assessment process due April 26 PRATT – If you’ve ever thought about being a game warden for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, keep reading. The department is accepting applications for the testing and assessment process required of individuals who are interested in entry ... Read More