April 18, 2013 Evening public hearing session will include setting 2013 antelope and elk seasons PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will conduct a public meeting and hearing on Thursday, April 25, at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St. N, Wichita. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and rec ... Read More

April 18, 2013Summer fun for the whole family at free fishing events through Great Plains Nature CenterPRATT – The Great Plains Nature Center (GPNC) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will host the first of five Family Fishing Nights for the 2013 season at Chisholm Island Pond April 25 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Ea ... Read More

April 18, 2013Women age 18 and older can learn various outdoor skills during this one-day, hands-on eventPRATT ­– Becoming An Outdoors-Woman (BOW), an educational program of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, will host a one-day event to teach women basic outdoor skills Saturday, June 15 at Shawnee State Lake in Topeka.BOW TO ... Read More

April 18, 2013The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will host an all new Kansas Birding Big YearPRATT – Prior to the 2011 movie “The Big Year” featuring Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson, many people were unaware that competitive birdwatching existed. Commonly referred to as “big years,” birdwatchers around the globe part ... Read More

April 18, 2013Nearly 300 students competed in state archery tournament April 6 in hopes of making nationalsPRATT ­­– Kansas Archery in the Schools program hosted the fourth annual state archery tournament, Saturday, April 6, at Fort Hays State University.The Kansas Archery program operates under the umbrella of the Kansas Department of Wildlife ... Read More