June 27, 2013Concentrated efforts to curb drinking and boating are slated for June 28-30 TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) law enforcement officers will be on the lookout for boaters under the influence during Operation Dry Water June 28-30. Operation Dry Water is part of a national effort to reduce accidents an ... Read More

June 27, 2013Unique outdoor education facility to be operated by KDWPTTOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will operate the Southeast Kansas Nature Center (SEKNC), Cherokee County, under a lease agreement with the city of Galena. The center sits on a hilltop in picturesque Schermerhorn Park, overlooking Shoal Cr ... Read More

June 27, 2013State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan seeks public inputPRATT ­– As part of the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is providing a forum and survey to learn more about what park-goers want. Public input is desired on topics including managed park use, issue ... Read More

June 27, 2013General resident, landowner/tenant, and hunt-own-land elk permits can be purchased onlinePRATT – Boasting body weights that can easily reach a quarter-ton, elk are one of the largest land mammals to roam Kansas. Known for their brute strength and the extraordinary antlers of males, these members of the deer family are prized by big ... Read More