Feb. 20, 2014A Kansas bird count of 319 species sets the standard for 2014 competitionPRATT ­– The first annual Kansas Birding Big Year, which began last April, came to an end Dec. 31, 2013. Fifty-four participants signed up for the inaugural competition. First place winner in the adult division, James Malcom of Topeka, spotted and identified 3 ... Read More

Feb. 20, 2014Hunters age 11-16 are invited to participate; registration deadline March 21COUNCIL GROVE ­– The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), in cooperation with area chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will sponso ... Read More

Feb. 20, 2014Kansas offers winter trout fishing at more than 30 public fishing lakesPRATT ­– Kansas might not be the first state that comes to your mind when you think of trout fishing, but don’t be fooled – the Sunflower State has created spectacular winter fishing opportunities by stocking more than 30 different public fishing locations with ... Read More

Feb. 20, 2014Bryan Peterson will serve a 24-county district working directly with farmers, ranchers, and landownersMANHATTAN ­­– The Kansas Forest Service is pleased to announce the employment of Bryan Peterson, who will begin serving as the northwest district forester, located in Hays, beginning Monday, March 3.  Peterson’s office will be ... Read More