Aug. 1, 2013Youth age 17 and younger can enjoy a day of casts and blasts during this annual festivalHAYS­– The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism along with Hays area conservation groups and businesses are again sponsoring a free target shooting and outdoor activities for youth 17 and under. The 16th Annual Youth Outdoor Festival ... Read More

Aug. 1, 2013Participating youth will have the opportunity to hunt wheat stubble and sunflower fields during the Labor Day weekend huntST. MARYS­­– The Westar Energy Green Team will host a youth-only dove hunt Sept. 1-2 at the Jeffrey Energy Center (JEC) Wildlife Area, north of St. Marys. The event is open to youth age 16 or younger and hunts wi ... Read More

Aug. 1, 2013From dawn until dusk, Elk City State Park will be hosting a plethora of family-friendly eventsPRATT­– A 6 a.m. catfishing tournament will kick off a day’s-worth of festivities on Aug. 10 during Elk City State Park’s End of Summer Bash. The tournament, which requires no pre-registration, isn’t the only thing that will be offered free ... Read More

Aug. 1, 2013Youth can complete up to eight of the 15 required activities for the WildLifer Challenge during this one day eventPRATT­– For those visiting Clinton State Park Aug. 10, Saturday will be anything but ho-hum. From free park entrance, a fishing derby loaded with tons of prizes to a reptile “show and tell” session that will showcase ven ... Read More

Aug. 1, 2013Rains improve boating access at several central-Kansas lakes PRATT—Singing in the rain; that’s what some state park managers, boaters and anglers were doing last week. After two years of drought conditions, low lake levels and limited boating access, recent rains have been well received. Heavy rain in central Kansas brought a welcom ... Read More