Winners Selected For 2017 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest

Winners Selected For 2017 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest
Winners Selected For 2017 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest

PRATT, Kan. -(Ammoland.com)- Kansas Wildlife And Parks Magazine – Kansas’ premiere outdoor magazine produced by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism – will soon adorn its pages with winning entries from the 2017 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest.

The winning images will be featured in the magazine’s much-anticipated annual January/February photo issue, alongside works from some of the best outdoor photographers in the business.

Wild About Kansas photo entries were judged based on creativity, composition, subject matter, lighting, and overall sharpness. Categories included wildlife, outdoor recreation, landscapes, other species, and hunting and fishing.

The 2017 winners are as follows:

ADULT

Wildlife

  • 1st: DARRELL SKRDLANT, NORTON
  • 2nd: SEAN TOMLINSON, NEWTON
  • 3rd: MANICKAM DHANDAPANI, MANHATTAN

Outdoor Recreation

  • 1st: CAITLYN PEARCE, TOPEKA
  • 2nd: MARILYN FRIESEN, INMAN
  • 3rd: THOMAS ARNHOLD, OLATHE

Landscapes

  • 1st: JEFF BULLEIGH, CLYDE
  • 2nd: JEFF BULLEIGH, CLYDE
  • 3rd: ROGER ARNOLD, BALDWIN

Other Species

  • 1st: JESSE MORGAN, RUSSELL
  • 2nd: SHELLY BODENSTEINER, GIRARD
  • 3rd: JD BAUMAN, HILLSBORO

Hunting and Fishing

  • 1st: MOLLY BROWNING, TOPEKA
  • 2nd: TESSA HERRING, PARSONS
  • 3rd: MOLLY BROWNING, TOPEKA

YOUTH

Wildlife

  • 1st: SOLOMON SHULTZ, BURLINGAME
  • 2nd: KALEB MASHKE, AUGUSTA
  • 3rd: JOSIE DENNEY, LANSING

Outdoor Recreation

  • 1st: KIEREN SHULTZ, BURLINGAME
  • 2nd: NATHAN KNAPP, SENECA
  • 3rd: NATHAN KNAPP, SENECA

Landscapes

  • 1st: ISAAC SHULTZ, BURLINGAME
  • 2nd: JAMES BARTLETT, LECOMPTON
  • 3rd: McKENDAN O’NEAL, OSKALOOSA

Other Species

  • 1st: ISAAC SHULTZ, BURLINGAME
  • 2nd: McKENDAN O’NEAL, OSKALOOSA
  • 3rd: ALEXIS WILSON, HIGHLAND

Hunting and Fishing

  • 1st: JOHN WALKER, FRANKLIN
  • 2nd: N/A
  • 3rd: N/A

To subscribe to Kansas Wildlife And Parks Magazine, call (620) 672-5911 or visit their website.

Images of the winning entries and details on the 2018 contest will be made available on ksoutdoors.com after the New Year.

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)

About KDWPT:

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is a cabinet-level agency with a Secretary appointed by the Governor. A seven-member, bipartisan commission, also appointed by the Governor, advises the Secretary and approves regulations governing outdoor recreation and fish and wildlife resources in Kansas. The commission conducts business during regular public sessions.

KDWPT employs approximately 460 full-time employees in five divisions: Executive Services , Administrative Services , Fisheries and Wildlife , Law Enforcement , Parks and Tourism.

Department History:

  • 1905 – Fish and game laws were organized under the Kansas Fish and Game Department and implementation of a state law requiring a license to hunt.
  • 1911 – The State Fish and Game Department was placed under the supervision of the University of Kansas Board of Regents
  • 1925 – The Fish and Game Department was reorganized as the Kansas Forestry, Fish and Game Commission with three board members appointed by the Governor.
  • 1927 – Commission was reorganized and was given approval to organize a warden service. Fishing licenses required of men 18-70.
  • 1939 – Commission's three-member board was abolished by the legislature and replaced by a six-member bipartisan commission appointed by the Governor
  • 1943 – Legislature gives the commission full authority to set seasons and dates
  • 1955 – The legislature and Gov. Fred Hall create the State Park and Resources Authority.
  • 1960 – First Kansas boating laws enacted
  • 1987 – Gov. Mike Hayden signs executive order merging the State Park and Resources Authority and Fish and Game Commission to create the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
  • 2011 – Gov. Sam Brownback signs executive order moving the Division of Tourism from the Department of Commerce to the newly renamed Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism</l
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