Plenty of birds seen; rain previous two days a mixed blessingPRATT — The two days previous to opening of the 2010 upland bird season brought much-needed rain to a dry Kansas landscape, but the clouds lifted opening morning, leaving moist habitat and good scent conditions for dogs. The downside was that many roads in the state were slippery or ... Read More

Military veterans and celebrities to take part in event; Dec. 10 application deadlineGLEN ELDER — On Dec. 18-19, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors, Inc., will sponsor their annual pheasant hunt for youth and women at Glen Elder Reservoir. The event will begin early on both Saturday and Sunday m ... Read More

Twenty-five teams, 96 students, 20 high schools display conservation knowledgeGREAT BEND — On Nov. 4, the 12th Annual State Finals ECO-Meet competition was held at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Camp Aldrich, northeast of Great Bend in and around Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. It was a great day for early November, with mild weather ... Read More

KDWP offers Garmin GPS and Google Earth tools to locate Walk-In propertiesPRATT — Are you one of those hunters who loves to use technology to help with the hunt? When it comes to finding out where to hunt, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has just what you’re looking for. Both the Garmin GPS (global positioning) and Google Ea ... Read More