October 30, 2014Applications for Jeffrey Energy Center deer hunt due Nov. 7TOPEKA – The Westar Energy Green Team will host rifle deer hunts for area youth who have little or no deer hunting experience. The guided hunts will be conducted at Jeffrey Energy Center, seven miles north of St. Marys, during the early firearm deer season, Dec. 3-14. Yo ... Read More

Oct. 30, 2014Certification course prepares folks to teach fishing techniques in KansasPRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will host an Angler Certification Course Dec. 6 for anglers wishing to teach fishing techniques in Kansas. The class will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Greenbush Camp and Retreat Center ... Read More

Oct. 30, 2014Youngsters 16 and younger can hunt pheasants and quail Nov. 1-2PRATT – November is a busy month for hunters in Kansas, and it starts on Nov. 1 and 2 with the youth pheasant and quail seasons. A variety of seasons in Kansas are designated for young hunters, including spring turkey, deer, waterfowl, pheasants and quail. All youth sea ... Read More

Oct. 30. 2014Rare whooping cranes make appearance in KansasPRATT – Four adult whooping cranes were spotted on Oct. 28 at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area in Barton County but were gone by the next day. They are part of the only sustaining wild population estimated at 250 birds. Whooping cranes from this population will fly through the state in up ... Read More

Oct. 30, 2014Eligible non-profits can draw a deer, elk, or antelope permit for fundraisingPRATT ­– Applications for Commission Big Game Permits are being accepted now by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). Any Kansas-based nonprofit organization that actively promotes wildlife conservation and the hunting and fishing h ... Read More