KWPT Commission to Meet September 19 in Great Bend

KWPT Commission to Meet September 19 in Great Bend

PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission will conduct its next public meeting on September 19, 2019 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway, in Great Bend. All are welcome to attend the meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m., recesses at 5 p.m., and reconvenes at 6:30 p.m. for a public hearing. Time will be set aside for public comment on non-agenda items at the beginning of both the afternoon and evening sessions.

During the afternoon session, attendees will hear a report on agency and state fiscal status, and general discussion on public lands regulations, antelope and elk regulations, and what to expect in the 2019 Upland Bird Hunting Forecast.

A series of workshop topics – items that may be voted on at a future commission meeting – will follow, including: threatened and endangered species regulations, electronic licensing, fishing regulations, state park regulations, 2020-2021 turkey regulations, and big game regulations.

Commissioners will then recess by 5 p.m. and reconvene at 6:30 p.m. to continue general discussions regarding renovations at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, and potential duck zone changes, before voting on the use of electric-assisted bicycles at Kansas state parks.

If necessary, the Commission will reconvene at 9 a.m. at the same location, September 20, 2019, to complete any unfinished business. Should this occur, time will again be set aside for public comment on non-agenda items.

Information about the Commission, including the September 19, 2019 meeting agenda and briefing book, can be downloaded at

If notified in advance, the Commission will have an interpreter available for the hearing impaired. To request an interpreter, call the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 1-800-432-0698. Any individual with a disability may request other accommodations by contacting the Commission secretary at (620) 672-5911.

The next KWPT Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the William Carpenter 4-H Building in Scott City.