Warm weather has cranes moving late through Kansas; hunters required to take ID testPRATT — Whooping cranes are moving through Kansas late this year, with sightings in only three counties as of Nov. 7. On Oct. 22, two whoopers were spotted at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, in Barton County. On Oct. 29, two more were spotted in Mitchell County ... Read More

Archery hunter photographs mountain lion near deer stand with trail cameraPRATT — In late October, an archery deer hunter caught an unexpected creature on a trail camera he had set near his Republican County deer stand. The motion-activated camera, set to take pictures of whatever moved in front of his stand at night, snapped a shot of a mount ... Read More

Landowners to receive benefits for habitat enhancements; contact FSA beginning Dec. 1LAFAYETTE, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently approved a request that 30,000 acres of land be allocated for a new conservation practice — Kansas State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) — a continuous practice in the Conservation Res ... Read More

Fifty-five animals to be auctioned at Maxwell Wildlife RefugePRATT — On Wednesday, Nov. 17, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will conduct a public buffalo auction at 11 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge corrals, 6 miles north and 1 ¼ miles west of Canton. Approximately 55 buffalo will be offered, including four two-year-old ... Read More