PRATT – Having fun in the sun is a sure thing when you spend your summer at one of Kansas’ 26 state parks where you can enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, biking, horseback riding, and just relaxing in the outdoors. And while all of our state parks provide a wide variety of outdoor activities, there is also a long list of special events you can pa ... Read More

PRATT – It takes a strong grip, steady nerve and a high level of moxie to partake in the Kansas handfishing season. For anglers possessing all three, the handfishing season for flathead catfish, June 15 through August 31, is a sure-fire way to have a good time.Handfishing is allowed only on the Arkansas River; the Kansas River, from it’s origin ... Read More

BOISE, IDAHO – The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) has finalized the purchase of approximately 30,000 acres of high-quality lesser prairie chicken habitat in southwest Kansas. The permanent protection and long-term conservation of lesser prairie-chicken habitat is an important goal of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-w ... Read More