Events cover regulations, hunting techniques and proposed zone changes for 2011PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will present waterfowl information nights in Wichita and Kansas City in preparation for seasons opening in October. The first will be held Oct. 4 at the Great Plains Nature Center, 29th and Woodlawn in Wichi ... Read More

High duck numbers should make good waterfowl hunting this fallPRATT — Kansas duck hunters don't have long to wait before seasons open, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has predicted high numbers of migrating birds. Find the water, and hunters should be able to find ducks, especially at one of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks ( ... Read More

State-owned or managed lands are not included in Unit 19 special seasons.LAWRENCE — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reminds deer hunters that Deer Management Unit 19 was created to focus greater deer harvest in the Kansas City-to-Topeka corridor. Two special seasons were created to reduce deer numbers in this area, primarily ... Read More

Big birds can make Thanksgiving and old-fashioned affairPRATT — The wild turkey was prominent at the first Thanksgiving dinner, when pilgrims and American Indians gathered in peace to give thanks for the bounty of the North American wilderness. Today, wild turkey populations in most of Kansas have been growing for years, offering hunters the o ... Read More

Celebrations taper off in fall, but several mild-weather events remainPRATT — October is one of the most consistently pleasant months in the Sunflower State, and as the weather cools, Kansas state park staff plan end-of-season events. Several special events are on the calendar for October, including dog field trials, equestrian rides, fishing ... Read More

Two meetings allow public input on wind generators in the parkJUNCTION CITY — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will conduct two public meetings regarding potential installation of two wind turbines within Milford State Park. The meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 6. The first meeting will begin at 2 p.m., and the seco ... Read More