June 12, 2014Youth age 15 and under are invited to participatePRATT – If you’re 15 or younger and have caught a largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill or any species of catfish, you could win some new fishing gear through the first ever “Catch, Photo and Release” contest, which starts June 20. Fishing’s Future, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Pa ... Read More

June 12, 2014Kansas state parks host more than just campersPRATT ­– The start of summer has passed, but that doesn’t mean you’ve missed all the fun. State parks and waters all across the state are heating up with events for the month of June. Whether you blaze the trails on “National Get Outdoors Day” June 14, or rock out at the Country Stamped ... Read More

June 12, 2014Ninety-percent of youth caught fish during the one-day tournamentGLEN ELDER – Despite 20 mph winds, seasonally-cool temperatures, and storms that loomed on the horizon, 125 youth reeled in fish during the 10th Annual Glen Elder Youth Fishing Tournament at Waconda Lake on June 7. Hosted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks an ... Read More

June 12, 2014A hatchery settingkeeps natural predators, bacteria and fungus away from eggsPRATT– Seventy-four degrees Fahrenheit is the perfect water temperature – when it comes to artificial channel catfish spawning, that is. Each year, staff at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Pratt hatchery conduct an artificial s ... Read More