Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commissioners recently met in Bonner Springs on Jan. 8 for the first commission meeting of 2015
A recent cold-spell had many Kansas lakes covered in thick ice, creating ideal conditions for ice fishing, but even with very cold temperatures, ice anglers must be vigilant.
If you can find a way to positively identify each species you spot this year, you just might win the 2015 Kansas Birding “Big Year” competition running Jan.1-Dec. 31.
Hunters have through Feb. 13 to apply online for Unit 4 Spring Turkey Permits.
The Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt, based in El Dorado, draws hunters from across the U.S. each spring to experience the great turkey hunting found in Kansas.
Other late-season hunting opportunities include crow, exotic dove, furbearers, rabbit, and squirrel…
Throughout the months of December and January, the nation’s symbol, the bald eagle, can be viewed in Kansas, and with the right know-how, you might spot more than one.
The New Year may be ringing in, but there’s still time for hunters to use any unfilled permits from the 2014 deer season.
The KDWPT wants to remind hunters that Kansas law requires all hunters to have landowner permission before hunting on private land whether the land is posted with “No Hunting” signs or not.
The KDWPT reminds hunters that from Dec. 3-14, hunters may pursue deer with any legal equipment, including any centerfire rifle and handgun.
The 16th Annual State Finals ECO-Meet competition, which was held at the Rock Springs 4H Center on November 6th.
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 Jetmore City.
The regular prairie chicken season opens in Kansas on the third Saturday in November, which is Nov. 15, 2014.
Boating can be a fun and safe activity just about year-round, especially when the proper procedures are in place, but high winds, icy waters, and freezing temperatures can pose serious risks.
If you want to learn more about hunting but don’t know where to start, the 17th Annual Youth & Women’s Pheasant Hunt At Waconda Lake might be for you.
November is a busy month for hunters in Kansas, and it starts on Nov. 1 and 2 with the youth pheasant and quail seasons.
The Westar Energy Green Team will host rifle deer hunts for area youth who have little or no deer hunting experience.
Four adult whooping cranes were spotted on Oct. 28 at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area in Barton County but were gone by the next day.
Applications for Commission Big Game Permits are being accepted now by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT).
The Tuttle Creek Wildlife Area has grown by almost 500 acres as the result of a collaborative effort between the KDWPT and conservation organizations.
Staff at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s state parks and wildlife areas extend an open invitation to all hunters looking for a fun, affordable base camp this season.
Mike Rader, Wildlife Education Coordinator for KDWPT, was named Avian Conservationist of the Year by the Kansas Ornithological Society (KOS).
Sportsmen and women, and anyone who visits the Neosho Wildlife Area, are invited to attend a public information meeting Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Landowners and anyone interested in improving quail habitat on their property are invited to attend a quail habitat tour and free dinner Tuesday, October 21 at Melvern Wildlife Area, Reading.
On Oct. 11 the Kansas Wetlands Education Center; in conjunction with Great Bend Regional Hospital, will host a hunter appreciation breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Smoky Hill Pheasants Forever Chapter #424, KDWPT, and Hunting Heritage Group invite hunters age 12-18 to participate in the 9th Annual Darrell Brown-Lavern Stieben Memorial Youth Upland Hunt.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks is proud to announce that The Kansas Ornithological Society (KOS) will hold its fall meeting October 3-5 in Salina.
A copy of the 2014 Kansas Upland Bird Forecast is now available and from the looks of things, upland bird hunters will see improved populations this fall.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism designed the Special Hunts Program to ensure hunters have quality outdoor experiences.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are pleased to announce the expansion of habitat specialist positions in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism.
The KDWPT has announced from Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-9, hunters can hunt mourning, white-winged, Eurasian-collared, and ringed turtle doves with a valid hunting license and Kansas HIP permit.
Beginning Sept. 1, 2014, hunters using select Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) managed wildlife areas will be able to get their free daily hunt permits electronically.
A total of six reported hunting incidents took place last year, the lowest number of incidents reported since the KDWPT began keeping record over 50 years ago.
The Youth/Disabled Deer Season is Sept. 6-14, and all young hunters should be given the opportunity to practice with the equipment they will use.
The Hunting Heritage Group and the KDWPT invite youth, age 10-16, and disabled hunters to apply for a spot in the 8th Annual TJ’s Memorial Deer Hunt.
The KDWPT has announced that the deadlines for the limited number of 2014 resident elk and either-species/either-sex firearms deer permits are quickly approaching.