PRATT – If you have a fish, turtle, bird or other small pet that you can no longer care for, you may think releasing it at a local lake or park is the most humane thing to do. However, if the release doesn’t end up as a death sentence for your pet, it can lead to new populations of harmful aquatic nuisance species – species not native to K ... Read More

EMPORIA – In a cooperative study with Kansas State University to evaluate the influence of gizzard shad on food webs in small impoundments, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) will be conducting partial fishery renovations on four small impoundments this winter. Selected impoundments are Neosho State Fishing Lake, Pott ... Read More

PRATT ­– Linda Craghead, who served as Assistant Secretary of State Parks and Tourism for the past seven years, is now leading the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) as Interim Secretary. Craghead was appointed to the position by Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. on August 27, 2018. Former KDWPT Secretary, Robin Jennison, took ov ... Read More