March 27, 2014Hunters can purchase permit/game tag combo at reduced price through March 31PRATT – It’s time to bust out the old box call and strike up some turkey talk because opportunities to hunt the prized bearded bird are just around the corner. The 2014 Kansas spring turkey hunting season will kick off April 1- 8 with the youth, disabled a ... Read More

March 27, 2014Elk season and deer 2014 seasons setWINFIELD – Big decisions were made on big game at the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission public hearing in Topeka on March 20, including setting the seasons for elk and deer. The 2014-2015 elk and deer basic season structures will remain unchanged from the 2013-2014 season; however de ... Read More

March 27, 2014Five-year review allows for petitioned species to be removed or added to state listsPRATT ­– The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is charged with conserving and protecting all Kansas wildlife, including those considered rare and in need of conservation. The Nongame and Endangered Species Act of 1975, requir ... Read More

March 27, 2014Survey monitors lesser prairie-chicken population across five statesLUBBOCK – This month, wildlife experts are starting the third annual helicopter survey to assess lesser prairie-chicken populations across the bird’s range, according to the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA). The historic first-ever, large- ... Read More

March 27, 2014Full-length video provides overview of how fisheries are managed so anglers catch more fishPRATT – “Good fishing doesn’t happen by itself,” is the first line in a full-length video, Fish Management In Kansas, produced by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) to help anglers learn how “good fishing happens” a ... Read More