Jan. 29, 2015Nick Varvel took the overall high score, recording 302 bird species in 2014PRATT – The second annual Kansas Birding Big Year came to an end on December 31, 2014. Forty-eight participants signed up for the competition, which is designed to get more folks outdoors and enjoying watching and counting birds. Kansas Department of Wildlif ... Read More

Jan. 29, 2015Two-day event for those interested in enhancing wildlife habitat in Kansas WICHITA – Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever will host thefifth annual State Convention March 13 and 14 at the Wichita Marriot, 9100 E Corporate Hills Dr. The two-day event will kick off with the “Partners in Conservation Reception” starting at 7:30 p. ... Read More

Jan. 29, 2015USDA launches new regional program, aiding KDWPT in two projectsPRATT ­– Out of more than 600 pre-proposals and 200 full proposals submitted, two Kansas initiatives have been awarded state-level grant funding as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The regional program, ... Read More

Jan. 29, 2015Synthetic structures are forty-eight cubic feet and can last more than 10 years PRATT ­– Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries staff will be launching a new program to increase the amount of fish-attracting structures in Kansas lakes. Traditionally, biologists have used cut trees to create brush pi ... Read More