Kansas Wildlife Parks and Tourism

Soar Over to Kansas Wetlands Education Center’s (KWEC) Butterfly Festival

GREAT BEND, KANSAS– All things “butterfly” will be the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center’s (KWEC) Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 15.  From puppet shows to tagging monarch butterflies, kids and adults will find plenty to do during this free and educational event. New this year, the StoneLion Puppet Theatre … Continue reading Soar Over to Kansas Wetlands Education Center’s (KWEC) Butterfly Festival

Recent Rains Bring Optimism For Teal Hunters

PRATT, KANSAS – The same strong storm systems that ruined many dove hunts came at a perfect time for this year’s teal season.  Many wetlands have been filling since Sunday.  The combination of improved habitat, a cool front, and hunting seasons in northern states has brought thousands of blue-winged and green-winged teal to Kansas . … Continue reading Recent Rains Bring Optimism For Teal Hunters

KANSAS | National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) JAKES Camp a Must For Outdoorsy Kids

COUNCIL GROVE, KANSAS – Know a kid who loves being outdoors?  Have they shown an interest in fishing, camping, or shooting a bow?  If this sounds like a young person you know, sign them up for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) 2018 Kansas State JAKES Camp, Sept. 29-30. Open to youth 17 and younger, … Continue reading KANSAS | National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) JAKES Camp a Must For Outdoorsy Kids

KANSAS | Construction Continues at Jamestown Wildlife Area

JAMESTOWN, KS – Waterfowl hunters planning a visit to Jamestown Wildlife Area this season will notice construction equipment and new infrastructure.  And while select areas may be closed to hunting due to construction, opportunities still exist. Huntable habitat can be found on the south end of the property throughout the waterfowl season . Staff will … Continue reading KANSAS | Construction Continues at Jamestown Wildlife Area

KANSAS | Aquatic Wildlife Propagation Center Opens

FARLINGTON, KS – The future for some of Kansas’ most imperiled aquatic species got brighter Thursday, August 16, with the grand opening of the Kansas Aquatic Biodiversity Center (KABC) at the Farlington Fish Hatchery in southeast Kansas.  More than 60 people attended the opening ceremony for the facility, which culminated more than 10 years of … Continue reading KANSAS | Aquatic Wildlife Propagation Center Opens

KANSAS | River Proposal Threatens Kansas Lakes, Rivers

TOPEKA, KS – To meet Nebraska’s legal obligation to increase the flow of the Republican River into Kansas, the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District has proposed creating a connection in Nebraska between the Platte River Basin and the Republican River Basin.  After entering northcentral Kansas, the Republican River feeds into Lovewell Reservoir and … Continue reading KANSAS | River Proposal Threatens Kansas Lakes, Rivers

KANSAS | Register Now For Youth Dove Hunt at Clinton Wildlife Area

PRATT, KS – The Jayhawk Chapter of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (QUWF), in collaboration with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), invite youth age 15 and younger to register for a dove hunt at the Clinton Wildlife Area.  The Sept. 1, 2018 opening-day hunt will begin at sunrise.  Parents are … Continue reading KANSAS | Register Now For Youth Dove Hunt at Clinton Wildlife Area

KANSAS | Tuttle Creek Youth-Handicap Assisted Deer Hunt Oct. 6-7

MANHATTAN, KS – If you’re a young hunter interested in learning how to hunt deer or if you are a hunter with a disability and need some assistance, read on.  Plans are underway for the 15th Annual Youth-Handicap Assisted Deer Hunt at Tuttle Creek Lake. Kansas youth age 11 through 16 and Kansas residents with … Continue reading KANSAS | Tuttle Creek Youth-Handicap Assisted Deer Hunt Oct. 6-7