PRATT – Anglers like to keep their best fishing holes secret, but that’s hard to do now that the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) produces the annual fishing forecast. The forecast is a compilation of data gathered by KDWPT district fisheries biologists throughout the year. The data comes from sampling efforts, including ... Read More

PRATT – Does a park in your neighborhood need a new playground? Has your community been waiting for the right time to put in a new picnic shelter, ball fields or a dog park? Now, with the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCF), the time is right to make those projects happen.LWCF grants have provided funding for more ... Read More

PRATT – The last of the regular waterfowl seasons close in February when Canada, white-fronted and light goose seasons end Feb. 14. However, under the Spring Conservation Order, light geese are still in season Feb. 15 through April 30, 2016. Light geese include snow and Ross’ geese.The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service established the Conservatio ... Read More

KANSAS CITY – Hunters and landowners attending the 2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic are encouraged to visit the Landowner Habitat Help Desk, sponsored by Polaris RANGER, to receive expert guidance for habitat projects impacting pheasant, quail, and other wildlife. This year’s Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic is being held a ... Read More