Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Seeks Input From Kansas Waterfowl Hunters

PRATT, KS (STL.News) – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is seeking input from individuals who hunt waterfowl in Kansas through a series of public information meetings.  KDWPT staff wish to reexamine current waterfowl regulations ­– including season dates and duck zone boundaries – utilizing the critical input waterfowl hunters have to share.  Public information meetings will be held in Hays (Aug. 5), Great Bend (Aug. 6), Wichita (Aug. 7), Manhattan (Aug. 12), Pittsburg (Aug. 13), and Kansas City (Aug. 14).  Each meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., and all are welcome to attend.  See below for meeting locations.

Should proposed changes arise as a result of the public meetings, staff will make a formal presentation to the KDWPT Commission for final action, beginning in November.  All proposed changes that are voted on and approved by the Commission will then go into effect for the 2021-2022 waterfowl seasons.

Meeting locations are as follows:

August 5 – Hays

Ellis County Fairgrounds
1344 Fairground Rd
Hays, KS 67601

August 6 – Great Bend

Kansas Wetland Education Center
592 NE K-156 Hwy
Great Bend, KS 67530

August 7 – Wichita

Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220

August 12 – Manhattan

K-State Alumni Center
100 Alumni Center
1720 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66506

August 13 – Pittsburg

Lamplighter Inn
4020 Parkview Dr
Pittsburg, KS 66762

August 14 – Kansas City

Cabela’s
10300 Cabela Drive
Kansas City, KS 66111

For more information, or to provide comments outside of the scheduled meeting times, contact KDWPT migratory game bird program manager Tom Bidrowski at (620) 566-1465 or tom.bidrowski@ks.gov.