December 12, 2013 Christmas Bird Counts conducted across the state through mid-January PRATT — Over the next few weeks, people from all walks of life will gather in prearranged meeting places, make plans of attack, dress against the elements, then march into the winter landscape to record bird sightings. Christmas bird counts follow t ... Read More

December 12, 2013 Cold-spell has likely caused many lakes and reservoirs to freeze up PRATT – After a week of nighttime temperatures in the single-digits and daytime highs in the teens and twenties, most Kansas water bodies are covered with a sheet of ice. While beautiful and perhaps alluring to anglers and explorers, a frozen lake ca ... Read More

December 12, 2013Christmas shopping has never been easierPRATT – Shopping days are winding down, but most last-minute shoppers are still a week away from panic-mode. Fortunately, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has a way shoppers can avoid the stress and crowds of final-hour gift shopping. Find the perfect gifts for outdoor ... Read More