July 25, 2013For the price of a daily park permit, visitors at Lovewell State Park can enjoy outdoor activities to keep the whole family entertainedPRATT­– Lovewell State Park staff, in conjunction with Lovewell Marina, will host the 2013 Lovewell Fun Day, Saturday, August 3. The annual event, which runs 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., will kick off wit ... Read More

July 25, 2013Anglers interested in becoming certified to teach fishing techniques in Kansas can still sign up for Aug. 10 classPRATT­– A joint effort of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and Fishing’s Future, the Kansas Angler Education Program will enlist qualified volunteer instructors to teach fishing techniques throughout ... Read More

July 25, 2013Resident youth can win cool prizes for being active outside through WildLifer Challenge ProgramPRATT­– For a lot of youngsters, summer can mean unlimited video games, all-day snacking, and 24/7 air conditioning – it’s a time to sit back, relax, and do a whole lot of nothing. In an effort to buck the status quo and redefine area you ... Read More

July 25, 2013While just below last year’s record numbers, 2013 duck populations are still well above long-term averagesPRATT­– Duck populations are strong, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) 2013 Report on Trends in Duck Breeding Populations. The preliminary estimate of total duck populations from the traditional survey are ... Read More

July 25, 2013KDWPT advises anglers who catch exotic fish to not return them to waterTOPEKA­– An unidentified angler landed quite a surprise at Lake Shawnee in Topeka Sunday, July 21, when he hauled in a silver arowana, a primitive freshwater fish native to the Amazon River Basin in South America. Often kept as aquarium pets, arowanas do not bel ... Read More