July 3, 2014Forecast for July 4 weekend is all goodPRATT – There’s good news and more good news as one of the biggest outdoor weekends of year, the July Fourth Holiday, draws near. While rain can sometimes put a damper on outdoor activities, rainfall received in June over much of Kansas provided a welcome respite to the long-term drought. Fortu ... Read More

July 3, 2014Biologists emphasize the value of improved habitatPRATT -- The 2014 lesser prairie chicken aerial survey showed a nearly 20 percent increase in the species’ range-wide population, up from an estimated 18,747 birds in 2013 to 22,415 this year. While wildlife biologists are encouraged by the increase, they note that prairie chicken nu ... Read More

July 3, 2014KDWPT game wardens enforce boating under the influence lawsTOPEKA – During the last weekend in June, game wardens with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) participated in Operation Dry Water, a national effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI). The thre ... Read More

July 3, 2014Visitors can stop by and shoot a bow and learn about wildlife programPRATT – The 2014 3i Show opens July 10 and runs through July 12 in Dodge City. Located at the Western State Bank Expo Center on the corner of U.S. Highway 283 and U.S. Highway 56/400 bypass, the show features more than 500 exhibits, which are open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. dai ... Read More