November 29, 2012Hunters, meat processors, food banks provide meals to poorPRATT—During the 12-day Kansas firearm deer season, which opened Wednesday, Nov. 28, more than 50,000 deer may be harvested. In some areas of the state, hunters can obtain up to five whitetail antlerless deer permits, in addition to their either-sex permit. And while add ... Read More

November 29, 2012Venison is healthy culinary treat if cared for properlyPRATT—Everyone has heard someone say they didn’t like deer meat because of the “gamey” taste. But what is gamey? The truth is, venison is a lean, healthy source of protein that is equally palatable if the proper steps are taken, beginning immediately after the shot.There’s ... Read More

November 29, 2012Hunting and fishing license exemption age changed to 75PRATT—Beginning January 1, 2013, Kansas resident hunters and anglers age 65-74 will be required to purchase hunting and fishing licenses. Before this law changed, residents 65 and older were exempt from fishing and hunting license requirements. However, hunters and anglers ... Read More

November 29, 2012Conservation Achievement Program award nomination deadline Dec. 15PRATT — If you know someone who has worked tirelessly for wildlife and natural resource conservation, the Kansas Wildlife Federation’s (KWF) has a perfect way to recognize their efforts. KWF’s Conservation Achievement Program (CAP) awards those who have devoted t ... Read More

November 29, 2013Joint effort will check for drivers’ licenses and possession of wildlifeTOPEKA-- The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and local law enforcement officials will conduct a joint checkpoint in northeast Kansas in early December. The regular firearm deer season opened Nov. 28, and upland game bird seasons are ... Read More

November 29, 2012Law doesn’t allow hunters to radio or phone the location of game animals
PRATT—You see a big buck moving in the direction of your buddy’s deer stand. You want him be ready, so you grab your cell phone and without thinking you send him a text: “Big buck coming your way!” Unfortunately, you’ve just broken the law. The law has be ... Read More