Oct. 31, 2013Youth hunters may hunt pheasant and quail free of competition during this special seasonPRATT – The beginning of November marks one of Kansas’ most prized hunting seasons - pheasant and quail - and for hunters age 16 and younger, a jump-start on the regular season can mean the difference between a decent hunt and an unforgettable s ... Read More

Oct. 31, 2013Whooping cranes are North America’s tallest bird, some reaching 5-feet when standing erectPRATT – The first migrating whooping crane was spotted on Oct. 24 at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, near Stafford in central Kansas. A rare and fantastic sight, this whooping crane is part of the only sustaining wild population estimated at ... Read More

Oct. 31, 2013Buffalo from Maxwell Wildlife Refuge herd are available for purchasePRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will auction off surplus buffalo at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 beginning at 11 a.m. Those interested in bidding are encouraged to arrive early to receive a bidder ... Read More

Oct. 31, 2013 Eligible non-profits can enter to draw a deer, elk, or antelope permit for fundraising PRATT ­– At the upcoming Jan. 9 Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commission meeting at Southwestern College in Winfield, seven lucky wildlife conservation groups will be drawn from a pool of applicants to receive a big game permit vo ... Read More