Six-duck bag limit gives hunters more options; certain species limitedPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks reminds hunters that as late-migrating duck seasons begin, the daily bag limit for ducks has changed from last year. In both youth and regular duck seasons, six ducks is the daily bag limit. (The limit was five last year.) ... Read More

Some stockings delayed because of warm temperaturesPRATT — From Oct. 15 through April 15, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) stocks rainbow trout in selected waters across the state. During this time, some waters stocked with trout require a $12.50 trout permit for all anglers 16 or older, whether they are fishing for trout or ... Read More

Permits available to nonprofit organizations as fundraisers for conservation projectsPRATT — By state law, the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission is authorized to issue as many as seven Commission Big Game Permits per calendar year. Of these, one may be an elk permit, one may be an antelope permit, and the remaining may be Either-Species/Eit ... Read More

Cabins, reduced prices, uncrowded conditions make parks attractive in fall and winterPRATT — Kansas is well into autumn, and for many outdoorsmen and women, this is the best time of year to visit a Kansas state park. Hunters and anglers — and even campers looking for a cool-season adventure — take advantage of the off-season (Oct. 10-March 31) ... Read More

Cool-weather boaters at higher riskPRATT — Hunters and anglers in small boats are at risk of drowning if they don’t take proper precautions, warns the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). In cool weather, pleasure boaters dwindle, and lakes and rivers are primarily used by hunters and anglers. Many ... Read More