Harold Klaege, Salina, to lead 11-year-old state organization
The Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams (KAWS) has its first executive director. The organization’s board of directors announced the appointment of Harold L. Klaege, effective this month.
“KAWS owes a debt of gratitude to Tim Christian, who provid ... Read More
Public invited to attend sessions at Memorial Hall, Independence
The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will conduct a public meeting and hearing in Independence on January 10th. The public is invited to attend all sessions of the meeting, which will be conducted at Memorial Hall, Penn & Locust, Independence. The aft ... Read More
Project goal is to establish one of 10 free-ranging populations in Great Plains
Due largely to habitat destruction, only 18 black-footed ferrets existed in 1986, down from a population that once covered the entire Great Plains. Thanks to aggressive conservation and reintroduction efforts, today ferrets number well over 600 ... Read More
Events organized to educate participants about national symbol
Each winter, bald eagles migrate into Kansas, providing bird watchers the chance to observe one of the nation's most spectacular birds. To improve opportunities to view the U.S. national symbol, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) -- in cooperati ... Read More
Counting backyard birds doubles the pleasure of winter activity
Each January, Kansas bird watchers are asked to observe and record the number and species of birds visiting their backyard feeders. Participating Kansans are asked to observe their feeders two consecutive days during the period of Jan. 10-13, then report the r ... Read More
Angler "guidebook" summarizes 2008 changes...and much more
Printed copies of the 2008 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary booklet are now available at license vendors and offices of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Anglers should be aware of several new regulations that took ef ... Read More
Kansas troops gain conservation awareness from Iraqi war zone
BAGHDAD -- The New Year brought new excitement for the Rangers of 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division -- often known as Ft. Riley's Big Red One -- as the home stretch of their 15-month deployment neared. Thanks to Kansas chapter ... Read More
Hunting Heritage, Women In the Outdoors events to be honored
The Annual Kansas State National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Concordia. The banquet is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of NWTF Hunting Heritage banquets and Women in the Outdoors events held d ... Read More
Offices to reopen Jan. 22
All offices of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Seven state organizations named recipients of fund-raising permits
Seven Kansas conservation organizations were awarded a 2008 Commission Big Game Permit in a drawing conducted at the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting Jan. 10 in Independence. A total of 113 applications were submitted for the seven available per ... Read More
Great duck hunting still ahead; goose seasons extend into February
January may be cold, but many hunters believe it is the best time to hunt waterfowl. Late-migrating mallards often linger in Kansas at this time, and when shallow waters freeze, mallards concentrate on rivers and reservoirs. In much of the state, the Kansas ... Read More
Quail season ends Jan. 20, pheasant and prairie chicken seasons Jan. 31
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reminds upland bird hunters that the last day of quail season is the third Sunday in January -- Jan. 20 this year. This does not, however, mean the end of upland bird hunting for year. Pheasant season ... Read More
Biologists will help anglers learn where the fish are and how to catch them
Want to know where the really big fish are? Have a burning question about your favorite lake? Perhaps you have a question about a fishing regulation that you don't understand.
For the answers to these and other questions, anglers in north ... Read More
CWD contingency plan includes further sampling
PRATT--Three white-tailed deer taken by hunters in Decatur County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Dr. Ruby Mosher, KDWP’s wildlife disease coordinator, said the initial screening tests pe ... Read More
Feb. 6 meeting to provide information, answer questions
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks officials will conduct a public meeting in Oberlin Feb. 6 to provide information and answer questions regarding the recent occurrence of chronic wasting disease in Decatur County. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. ... Read More
Regular season April 9-May 31; youth/disabled, archery seasons April 1-8
The 2008 spring turkey season runs April 9-May 31, and hunters across the state are already making preparations. Turkey permits allow hunters to use either a shotgun or a bow, and this year, the archery-only and youth/disabled seasons run concu ... Read More
Hunters, conservationists, and sport fans to rally behind favorite teams,
raise money for quail habitat development
The Chisholm Trail Chapter of Quail Unlimited (QU), covering Dickinson and surrounding counties, is planning their first annual fundraiser to coincide with the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday, February ... Read More
Event to explore where trees belong in the Sunflower State
Where do trees belong in Kansas? This topic, "Role of Trees in Kansas," is the theme of the first Kansas Natural Resources Conference (KNRC) to be held at the Airport Hilton in Wichita on Feb. 21-23.
"KNRC is being organized and sponsored b ... Read More