WEBBER – Lovewell State Park, located in Jewell County in northcentral Kansas, is gearing up for its annual Sand Castle/Sculpture Contest on Sunday, July 19. The event, which is open to teams consisting of up to five members, will be conducted at the Southwinds Beach area. Teams must register at the Lovewell State Park office between 8 a.m ... Read More

PRATT­­ – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Special Hunts Program is just that: a program that provides lucky hunters with special hunting experiences. The program offers hunting opportunities with limited access to public and private land, providing the potential for higher quality hunts and greater harvest rates. Inte ... Read More

PRATT – A total of 640 deer were tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the 2014-2015 seasons, and 10 of those were confirmed positive. Samples were obtained from deer killed by hunters in southcentral and southwest parts of Kansas and from sick and/or suspect deer observed in the eastern, northcentral and northwest parts of the state. ... Read More

WICHITA– The Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) and the Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK), is proud to announce the finalists for the first annual Kansas Leopold Conservation Award®, which honors Kansas landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resourc ... Read More

TOPEKA– Kids and families from the Topeka area discovered the great outdoors at the Second Annual Capital Campout on Saturday, July 11 at MacLennan Park in Topeka. Even though the Friday night camping portion was cancelled due to inclement weather, more than 50 children and adults came out the following morning from 8 a.m. to noon to enjoy a va ... Read More