Dec. 11, 2014Popular program provides landowner income and hunter accessPRATT – Kansas landowners interested in earning extra income can enroll eligible acres in the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Spring Walk-In Hunting Access (WIHA) program. The deadline to enroll for the 2015 season is Jan. 15.Last year, more than ... Read More

Dec. 11, 2014Get a head start on the 2015 seasons buy buying your licenses, permits earlyPRATT – It’s a new year, you’ve got your tackle bag in order, your reels all have new line, and your buddy just called saying he found a school of fish and he’s catching them faster than he can reel them in. You hightail it to the lake and begin to unload y ... Read More

Dec. 11, 2014Kids can decorate gingerbread birdhouses, parents can pick up tips on winter bird feedingGREAT BEND ­­­– Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 13.Visitors can hum along to holiday music and graze on Christmas cookies, ... Read More

Dec. 11, 2014If you have an interest in birds and some spare time this winter, consider participating in a countPRATT — You don’t have to be a seasoned birder, or even own an expensive pair of binoculars to participate in a Christmas bird count. In fact, an identification book and a bit of free time will do the trick. Birders of all skill level ... Read More