Complaints from other boaters, lake users impetus for change in state law
Before 1994, Kansas boating laws required motorboats with above-water exhausts to have a muffled system and motors with exhaust stacks to have water-induction systems to reduce noise. The law was difficult to enforce, and when the boating laws were r ... Read More
12,000 wetland acres to be restored and protected in four states
The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission recently awarded $2.17 million in North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) funds for three projects within the Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) region during its Sept. 12 meeting in Washington, D.C. The combi ... Read More
National, state officials pledge comprehensive effort to connect children and nature
A recent National Conference on Parks ended with a ground-breaking agreement designed to improve the health of America’s children.
The National Association of State Park Directors, under the leadership of newly-elected President ... Read More
Cool water brings fish up from the deep
As water temperatures drop into the upper 60s, sport fish such as white bass, crappie, and walleye move up from cool, deep water and become more active. Here they feed, taking advantage of the abundant prey and preparing for the coming winter. At this time, they are easier to find an ... Read More
Late Zone regular season opens Oct. 27; rest of state now open
Kansas duck hunting is in full swing, with seasons in the High Plains Zone running Oct. 6-Jan. 1, 2008, and Jan. 19-27, 2008, and the Early Zone seasons running Oct.13-Dec.9 and Dec. 15-30. Still to come, however, are the Late Zone seasons -- Oct. 27-Dec. 30 an ... Read More
Numerous prizes to be raffled in fund-raising event
The Kansas State University Ducks Unlimited chapter is planning a party. The event will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Longhorns, 1115 Moro St. in Manhattan.
In addition to food and beverages, event organizers will raffle a variety of waterfowling gear, including gu ... Read More
Hunters, anglers, and others enjoy convenience, reduced prices in fall and winter
Many people don't think of Kansas state parks once summer is over, but many others see them as great places to visit and enjoy the outdoors without the congestion often encountered during the peak use months. During the off-season, hunters an ... Read More
Voluntary conservation program promotes environmental quality
For those involved in agriculture, fall is a busy time of the year. But Harold L. Klaege, state conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) says that even though producers may be busy, this may be t ... Read More
Changes effective Jan. 1, 2008 also include deer permit changes
The Kansas Wildlife & Parks Commission has approved a reduction in fees for youth big game, turkey and paddlefish permits. The commission took the action at a public hearing in Colby Oct. 18th.
Effective Jan. 1, 2008, permit fees for youth 15 and ... Read More
Approved regulation features expanded season for young, disabled hunters
Turkey hunters can start making plans for the 2008 spring season. At a public hearing in Colby Oct. 18th, the Kansas Wildlife & Parks Commission approved a regular season that runs April 9 through May 31, 2008.
Commissioners approved a r ... Read More
Removal of trout permit requirement for youth among changes
The Kansas Wildlife & Parks Commission has approved a variety of changes in fishing regulations, effective Jan. 1, 2008. At their public hearing in Colby Oct. 18th, commissioners took the following actions:
- Removed the requirement for youth 15 ... Read More
Child-support debtors may not purchase KDWP licenses, permits
Parents who are delinquent on court-ordered child support payments are not eligible to purchase license or permits issued by the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks.
A law approved by the 2007 Kansas Legislature and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (House ... Read More
November ushers in the majority of Kansas hunting seasons
Autumn has arrived in the Sunflower State, ushering in Kansas hunting seasons, which will be in full swing by mid-November. Pheasant season -- perhaps Kansas’ most popular hunt -- opened Nov. 3 and continues through Jan. 31, 2008. Kansas ranks high among states for ... Read More