PRATT – Replace decoy weights, check. Locate steel shot shells, check. Make sure wader leaks are fixed, check. Buy 2017 hunting license, federal duck stamp, State Waterfowl permit and HIP permit, check . . .Whew! The waterfowl hunter’s checklist is long, but luckily the wait for Kansas duck seasons is short: High Plains Zone – Oct. 7, 2017-Jan. ... Read More

PRATT – If you’ve dreamt of working as a game warden for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) the first step is completing testing and assessment, which will occur on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Crisis City Training Complex, 8 miles southwest of Salina. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources ... Read More

TOPEKA – Rush the Rails is the grand opening event for the Flint Hills Nature Trail, Kansas’ newest and longest nature trail. The event will include rides, competitive races and relays, as well as festivities at various communities along the trail. Registration and events will kick off on Friday, Oct. 6 in Ottawa, Council Grove, and Osawatomie, ... Read More