PRATT – To show appreciation for the service and sacrifice of our disabled veterans, the Kansas Legislature annually appropriates a limited amount of funding to provide them free hunting and fishing licenses. Any Kansas resident who is a military veteran with at least 30 percent disability qualifies, and application for the licenses must be mad ... Read More

PRATT – To explore the unknown and murky depths of a catfish nest, to be willing to wrestle a male flathead to the water’s surface bare-handed, to feel the unforgiving grinding of a bristly tooth patch rubbing against your skin ­- that is handfishing.“Handfishing is a challenging sport that only a small portion of our anglers are willing to att ... Read More

PRATT – How many times this summer have you heard “Mom, I’m bored!” or “Dad, can we go outside and do something?” It’s a sure sign that a child in your life is in need of adventure. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has the perfect resource for getting your kids outside and occupied, and National Get Outdoors Day, Jun ... Read More

PRATT – Several regulations focusing on the upcoming waterfowl seasons will be discussed at the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting June 18. The meeting will be held at Fort Hays State University – Robbins Center, One Tiger Place, Hays, and will begin at 1 p.m. with time for public comments on non-agenda items. Shortly thereaf ... Read More