Lone young wildlife usually have an unseen mother watching nearby
Every spring and early summer, hundreds of “orphaned” wild animals are picked up when they would do perfectly well left alone. In most cases, the intended “rescue” results in a death sentence. If the animal does end up in the hands of a professional wildlife ... Read More
Special events, free park entrance days to be held at many parks
Each month, Kansas state parks (SP) conduct special events, some in conjunction with Free Park Entrance Days, some to celebrate a special historical event or geological attribute of an individual park, and others just for entertainment. Each park sets its own ... Read More
Draft plan, public comment form available online
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) invites public review and comment on a draft plan to guide future management of catfish in the state’s waters. Interested persons can download and view the plan online, as well submit comments, at the Read More
No fishing license required; time to explore a great sport
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced Free Fishing Days -- one of the best outdoor entertainment bargains in the state. On June 2 and 3, anglers of all ages may fish without a fishing license.
This is the ideal time to introduce ... Read More
Scott Lake’s Camp Lakeside set for ‘Women’s Outdoor Adventures’ June 8-10
The best way to learn a new skill is hands-on instruction, under the guidance of an expert. That’s the premise for “Women’s Outdoor Adventures,” a weekend workshop planned at Read More
23rd Annual ‘Walk With Wildlife’ is June 9
Interested in getting an up-close, personal look at all kinds of Kansas wildlife? Want to hold a live snake? Do you want to discover the differences between hawks and owls?
Anyone interested in learning more about wildlife is welcome at the 23rd Annual Walk with Wildlife ... Read More
New apprentice license to be made available for older teens and adults
Kansas has passed a law that will create an apprentice hunting license for older youth and adults. On April 18, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed SB 192, a revision of Kansas hunter education requirement that will allow the Kansas Department of Wildlife and ... Read More
Child-support debtors may not purchase hunting, fishing licenses
A bill recently signed into law by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will ensure that delinquent child support debtors are not issued licenses or permits by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
House Bill 2393 requires the Read More
Four approved bills enact a variety of outdoor recreation changes
The 2007 Kansas Legislature and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius have approved several new laws affecting the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and outdoor recreation in the state. Following are summaries of the bills approved in this year’s legislative session. ... Read More