PRATT – Maintaining healthy fish populations across the state that meet the desires of today’s anglers and fit within budget restraints is no easy feat, but Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Fisheries Division staff thrive in the face of this challenge. Walleye are popular with anglers, but few lakes in Kansas provide the ... Read More

PRATT ­­­ ­­­– The Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV), a partner of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and an organization aimed at conserving the playas, prairies and landscapes of the western Great Plains, has joined a region-wide bird monitoring effort called Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR). ... Read More

PRATT – Kirk Thompson, Public Lands manager at Benedictine Bottoms Wildlife Area, was recently named Kansas Ducks Unlimited’s Wetland Manager of the Year, and for those who know Thompson, it comes as little surprise.A Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism employee of 34 years, Thompson knows what it means to be dedicated to something ... Read More

PRATT – The Kansas BASS Nation (KBN) has been working with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) to place artificial fish attractors in local waters in an effort to improve fish habitat and increase angler success. KBN Conservation Director Jesse Jordan and KDWPT Fisheries program specialist David Breth, who oversee the ... Read More