COUNCIL GROVE – The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will hold the 2017 Kansas State JAKES Camp Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at White Memorial Camp, 6 miles north of Council Grove, off Highway K-177.  The camp is open to youth 17 and younger who want to learn more about hunting and outdoor skills.On Saturday, participants can select up to six act ... Read More

VALLEY FALLS – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will conduct a prescribed fire workshop in Troy on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The workshop – which will promote fire as a useful tool to manage grasslands and woodlands, as well as to benefit wildlife – will begin at 12 p.m. at the Troy City Park, at the intersection of Park St ... Read More

GREAT BEND – All things “butterfly” will be the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center’s (KWEC) Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 16.From magic shows to tagging monarch butterflies, kids and adults will find plenty to do during this free event. New this year, “Butterfly Magic” – a puppet magic show performed by the Fishin’ ... Read More

JAMESTOWN – Hunters planning to waterfowl hunt at Jamestown Wildlife Area this season will notice several changes taking place, some of which may affect hunting opportunities. Gamekeeper Marsh and Gun Club Marsh will both be temporarily drained and kept dry in preparation for upcoming enhancement projects. During this time, waterfowl hunting ac ... Read More

PRATT – If you have questions about Kansas wildlife, hunting, fishing, camping, state parks, or in-state travel destinations, you’ll find answers at the Kansas State Fair, Sept. 8-17, in Hutchinson. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) staff will be on hand at various locations throughout the fair to talk or just hear your s ... Read More