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HUNTERS ENCOURAGED TO UTILIZE iSPORTSMAN ELECTRONIC CHECK-IN SYSTEM

Dec. 4, 2014Fourteen wildlife areas currently utilize the system, more to comePRATT – Since Sept. 1, hunters using select Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) wildlife areas have been able to obtain free daily hunt permits electronically through the iSportsman system. To date, more than 4,500 individuals have registered for ... Read More


WITNESSES OF WILDLIFE-RELATED CRIMES CAN REPORT ANONYMOUSLY

Dec. 4, 2014One phone call can help catch wildlife thievesPRATT – Countless wildlife, especially big game, will be illegally killed at the hands of poachers this season and unfortunately, these criminals are tough to catch. Game wardens work tirelessly to track down the men and women allegedly responsible for these crimes, but often a lack of e ... Read More


PROCESS DEER IMMEDIATELY WITH ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION

Dec. 4, 2014Voluntary electronic deer registration allows hunters to transport a carcass without a head attachedPRATT – Recovering a deer following a hunt is a prized moment for any hunter, but in all the excitement, it can be easy to forget the steps to follow after a harvest. One important regulation deer hunters should be aware of is deer mu ... Read More


AVOIDING “GAMEY” FLAVOR IN BIG GAME

Nov. 27, 2014KDWPT has an easy-to-follow video to show you howPRATT – Eating a “gamey” piece of wild meat can be a deal-breaking experience for some. For those with sensitive palates, it can be enough to swear off wild game altogether, while for others it’s simply a less than favorable taste. The truth is, Kansas big game rarely possesses such ... Read More


SHARE YOUR HARVEST THIS SEASON

Nov. 27, 2014A hunter can gift as many as 200 meals at a local food pantry with a donated deerPRATT – A mature white-tailed deer, even field dressed, can often outweigh the very hunter lucky enough to make the harvest. Combine that with generous permit allocations in some areas of the state, and some hunters may find they are quickly filling th ... Read More


PRAIRIE CHICKEN SEASON OPENS NOV. 15

Nov. 13, 2014Annual prairie chicken season opens with changes for 2014PRATT –The regular prairie chicken season opens on the third Saturday in November, which is Nov. 15, 2014. However, this year, hunters will see a significant change in where prairie chickens may be hunted. Kansas is home to two species of prairie chickens. The greater prairie ... Read More


NEW ROOSTER ROUNDUP HUNTING CONTEST BEGINS NOV. 21

Nov. 13, 2014Banded pheasants worth cash and prizes to be released in Ford, Finney, Hodgeman countiesDODGE CITY – One hundred and fifty banded pheasants will be released in Ford, Finney, and Hodgeman counties as part of an inaugural pheasant hunting contest hosted by Dodge City, Garden City, and the city of Jetmore. The contest begins Nov. 21 a ... Read More


FURHARVESTING EFFECTIVE TOOL TO MANAGE FURBEARERS

Nov. 6, 2014Fourteen species of furbearers may be hunted and trappedduring traditional seasonPRATT – Have you ever had a family of raccoons make nightly “yard art” with the contents of your trash cans? Or a muskrat turn your pond dam into Swiss cheese? Although these furbearers play vital roles in the balance of nature, sometimes they can be co ... Read More


HUNTERS WELCOMED AT KANSAS STATE PARKS

Oct. 16, 2014State park and wildlife area cabins can serve as great base camps for huntersPRATT – Staff at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) state parks and wildlife areas extend an open invitation to all hunters looking for a fun, affordable base camp this season. Often located within just a few miles, some even within ... Read More


KANSAS DUCK SEASON TAKES TO THE SKY

Oct. 2, 2014Duck hunting opportunities available through Jan. 25, 2015PRATT – Teal season is over for the year, but marsh madness has just begun. From Oct. 4, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015, waterfowl hunters in various parts of the state will have opportunities to pursue one of the sky’s most sought-after game birds – ducks. So brush up on your waterfow ... Read More