Public input sought on Recreational Trails Fund Act projectsPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) Trails Advisory Board will hold a public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the KDWP Operations Office, 512 SE 25th Avenue in Pratt, to discuss projects submitted for funding under the Recreational Trails Fund Act. The meeting will b ... Read More

First Wednesday after Thanksgiving traditional opening datePRATT — The 2010 Kansas firearm deer season runs Wednesday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 12, and hunters are sighting in their rifles and practicing their shooting skills in anticipation of one of the state's favorite hunting seasons. Deer are plentiful, and a good season is expected. ... Read More

Shot selection, quick cool-down, clean conditions the keyPRATT — Deer hunters always enjoy the chase, but the ultimate satisfaction of taking a deer can be when the meat is served to family and friends. No hunter wants to waste weeks of practice, scouting, preparation, and bagged game, so once the deer is down and tagged and photos snapped, th ... Read More

Hunters, meat processors, food banks provide meals to poor; KDWP offers $2 donation option with permit and license purchasesTONGANOXIE — With the help of hunters, meat processors, and private donors, Kansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry (KSHFH) annually provides thousands of meals to those in need. Just one deer can feed nearly 200 hungry people ... Read More

Ruling follows August denial to ban lead bulletsWASHINGTON, DC — On Nov. 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they had denied a petition calling for a ban on the manufacture, use, and processing of lead in fishing gear. This decision follows an earlier denial of a petition to ban all lead shot and bullets.On August ... Read More