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8TH ANNUAL TJ’S MEMORIAL YOUTH/DISABLED DEER HUNT SEPT. 6-7

July 31, 2014Applications due August 24PRATT­ – The Hunting Heritage Group and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) invite youth, age 10-16, and disabled hunters to apply for a spot in the 8th Annual TJ’s Memorial Deer Hunt September 6 and 7. Interested hunters must be Kansas residents and submit applications no later th ... Read More


ACCURACY IN THE FIELD REQUIRES PRACTICE

July 31, 2014Now is the time to practice shooting skills for upcoming hunting seasonsPRATT ­– When hunting season kicks off, nothing can be more frustrating than a bad shot. Contrary to a popular notion, good shooters aren’t born that way. Good shooters get that way through pre-season practice, and those shooters will have more successful hunts ... Read More


KANSAS HAS RECORD YEAR FOR HUNTING SAFETY

July 31, 2014Six reported hunting incidents in 2013 marks lowest number since records have been keptPRATT ­– Kansas has a lot of to offer hunters. Abundant wildlife, a multitude of hunting opportunities, and diverse landscapes are just a few of the things that make Kansas truly a hunter’s paradise. And while it’s always been a safe place to hun ... Read More


DOVE FIELD #1 AT CLINTON UNDER SPECIAL HUNTS FOR OPENING DAY

July 17, 2014Hunters will be required to draw for access to this field for Sept.1 only PRATT – It’s no gamble to say that Sept. 1, opening day of dove season, holds an important spot on most Kansas hunters’ calendars. The weather is nice, birds are in flight, and it’s the first opportunity of the season to trade a clay target for the “real ... Read More


PUBLIC MEETINGS TO DISCUSS PHEASANTS

July 17, 2014Public invited to attend pheasant information meetings PRATT – If you have an interest in pheasants and pheasant hunting, plan to attend one of two public meetings to be conducted in conjunction with Pheasant Tour 2014. The first public meeting will be on Monday, July 28, at the Comfort Inn Convention Center, 2225 S. Range in ... Read More


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR YOUTH DOVE HUNT

July 17, 2014Family members are welcome to attend this half-day huntPRATT – The Jayhawk Chapter of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (QUWF) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) invite youth age 16 and younger to register for their 7th Annual Youth Dove Hunt. The Sept. 1 opening day hunt will take place at Clin ... Read More


SAND CASTLE AND SCULPTURE CONTEST AT LOVEWELL STATE PARK

July 17, 2014Playing in the sand just might win you a prize July 20PRATT – All of your hard work as a child filling buckets with sand and mud might come in handy at Lovewell State Park on July 20. The public is invited to participate in the annual Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest, Sunday, July 20 at the Southwinds Beach area. Participants ... Read More


FLOATLINE FISHING SEASON JULY 15-SEPT 15

July 10, 2014Anglers can have up to eight floatlines, special permit requiredPRATT – Floatline fishing season is just two-months long, and open to only 12 select areas within the state, but for channel cat anglers looking to get an edge out in the water, this season is the highlight of summer.Also referred to as jug fishing, floatline fishing c ... Read More


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TUTTLE CREEK ASSISTED DEER HUNT

June 26, 2014Youth and disabled hunters are encouraged to apply for this limited hunt now through July 31MANHATTAN—The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Riley County Fish and Game Association, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake are currently accepting applications through July 31 for the upcoming 2014 Tutt ... Read More


KANSAS WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM COMMISSION SETS EARLY DUCK SEASONS

JUNE 20, 2014Commission considers regulations governing public lands, big game permits, and prairie chicken huntingPITTSBURG – At the workshop session of the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting in Pittsburg June 19, commissioners workshopped items for future potential regulatory action, including state park regulations, 2015 t ... Read More