PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism is accepting proposals for the Chickadee Checkoff Small Grants Program through April 15, 2015. Grant recipients carry out projects focused on wildlife diversity and native nongame wildlife species, while addressing the issues and strategies within the Kansas Comprehensive Wildlife Co ... Read More

TOPEKA — Green Team volunteers from Westar Energy invite youth age 12-17 to participate in their annual spring turkey hunt, April 1-14, 2015, at Jeffrey Energy Center (seven miles north of St. Marys). Hunts will take place primarily in the mornings and on weekends, but weekdays and afternoons are possible based on volunteer guide availability. ... Read More

CHENEY – The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC), a nonprofit organization that provides competitive distance trail rides for riders of all equine breeds and disciplines, will be holding its second annual trail ride competition, “Exploring Sand Hills,” at Sand Hills State Park April 10-12, 2015. Anyone age 10 or older is welcome to com ... Read More

PRATT ­– Take Me Fishing is currently trying to identify the best places to fish and boat in the U.S. through the America’s Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes. Six Kansas state parks have made the 2015 Top 100 List, but more votes are needed to bring Kansas to the top. The six Kansas state parks that have made the 2015 list includ ... Read More

PRATT – Kansas has certified 535,901 students in Hunter Education since the program’s inception 42 years ago and has done so without paying one person to teach a class. The program, which is carried out by more than 1,200 volunteer instructors across the state, is unique in that it is fueled by passion, not payment. Volunteer instructors, some ... Read More