PRATT – The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) has finalized permanent conservation agreements with a private landowner to conserve 1,781 acres of high-quality lesser prairie chicken habitat in southcentral Kansas. This is the first permanent conservation easement in the mixed-grass prairie region secured as part of the L ... Read More

PRATT ­– As part of the fourth annual Kansas Birding Big Year contest that ended on Dec. 31, 2016, Kansans searched high and low to check bird species off their identification lists in hopes their year-end total would bring them a “win.” For one lucky Overland Park resident, Malcom Gold, that win came when he topped off his count at 311 unique ... Read More

EMPORIA – The Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 16th Annual Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic and Internet-Assisted Hunter Education Class on Saturday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place at Dry Creek Sporting Clays, south of Emporia, and is open to anyone interested in learning ho ... Read More

PRATT – Getting started in hunting, fishing, or just about any outdoor activity, can be intimidating for most people, but especially for women. Ladies today are faced with societal and familial pressures that often prevent them from pursuing outdoor quests, but the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has a solution for that: Becomi ... Read More