PRATT – We start each year with a sense of optimism – new year, new day, new beginning. So how about starting a new tradition that’s not only fun but healthy – start 2017 with a First Day Hike at one of Kansas’ 26 state parks. Kansas state parks and trails are open year-round, and winter can be a fantastic time to visit; the winter landscape is ... Read More

PRATT – Time is running out for Kansas deer hunters. But unfilled 2016 deer permits can still be used to put venison in the freezer this January. On Jan. 1, 2017, all 2016 unfilled deer permits convert to Whitetail Antlerless-Only (WAO) permits; however, unit restrictions listed on the permits are still in effect. Additional WAO permits can sti ... Read More

PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 in Emporia at the Flint Hills Technical College, 3301 W 18th Ave. The afternoon session will begin at 1 p.m. and recess at 5 p.m. The evening session will convene at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend both sessions and time w ... Read More