Kansas Wildlife Parks and Tourism

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

KANSAS | Good Fishing Getting Better, 2018 Stocking List Update

PRATT, KS – If you’ve looked at Kansas’ 2018 Fishing Forecast or followed the Weekly Fishing Reports at ksoutdoors.com, you know that Kansas anglers have enjoyed amazing fishing this year.  But have you ever wondered how this happens?  The revenue from the fishing license you purchase, along with funding from the federal Wildlife and Sport … Continue reading KANSAS | Good Fishing Getting Better, 2018 Stocking List Update

KANSAS | Over-The-Counter Deer Permits On Sale August 1

PRATT, KS – The opening of the eagerly anticipated Kansas deer season is almost upon us.  Soon, resident hunters will be selecting which permit will provide them the best opportunity, utilizing the equipment they prefer most. Kansas’ “over-the-counter” deer permits will go on sale beginning August 1.  Over-the-counter options for 2018 include the Resident Any-Season … Continue reading KANSAS | Over-The-Counter Deer Permits On Sale August 1

KANSAS | Be Snake Savvy and Be Safe In the Outdoors

PRATT, KS – While the odds are very low that you will be bit by a venomous snake in Kansas, that’s little consolation for anyone who ends up with a bite. Of the 42 species of snakes in Kansas, there are only four native venomous snakes you might encounter: the prairie rattlesnake – found in … Continue reading KANSAS | Be Snake Savvy and Be Safe In the Outdoors

KANSAS | Aerial Surveys Confirm Increase in Lesser Prairie Chicken Numbers

BOISE, Idaho – Earlier this year, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) announced it would conduct a series of aerial surveys in five states to document lesser prairie chicken population trends. Results from the surveys, conducted March 16 through mid-May, are in and the outlook is promising.  Continuing an upward trend for … Continue reading KANSAS | Aerial Surveys Confirm Increase in Lesser Prairie Chicken Numbers

KANSAS | Wildlife Parks and Tourism Addresses Landowner Concerns Surrounding Elk Management

PRATT, KS – A shift in Kansas’ elk hunting season dates and management units will address local landowner concerns of crop damage caused by elk.  At their June 21 public hearing at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) commissioners voted in favor of moving the harvest … Continue reading KANSAS | Wildlife Parks and Tourism Addresses Landowner Concerns Surrounding Elk Management