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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Press Releases

133 Press Releases
  • Published on September 16, 2021 - 22:58 GMT

    KDWP Commission to Host Virtual Meeting September 23

    PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on September 23, 2021. The public is invited to attend the afternoon and evening sessions virtually via Zoom, during which time participants may ask questions and address …

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  • Published on September 16, 2021 - 22:58 GMT

    KDWP Law Enforcement Division Awarded Anti-Poaching Grant

    PRATT ­– Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) announced today that its Law Enforcement Division has been awarded a $10,000 grant from International Wildlife Crimestoppers (IWC) toward the purchase and outfitting of an educational anti-poaching …

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  • Published on August 26, 2021 - 22:23 GMT

    KDWP Biologists Seek Help From Migratory Game Bird Hunters

    PRATT – “Did you hunt geese, dove, or ducks last year? If yes, how many did you bag?” This is just one of a handful of questions that can provide biologists at the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) with information critical to managing …

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  • Published on August 2, 2021 - 22:41 GMT

    Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission to Meet Virtually August 5, 2021

    PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on August 5, 2021. The public is invited to attend the afternoon and evening sessions virtually via Zoom, during which time participants will be able to ask questions and …

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  • Published on July 21, 2021 - 21:03 GMT

    Researchers Discover Undocumented Crayfish Species in Kansas

    PRATT – Widespread sampling for invasive crayfish had never occurred in Kansas lakes – that is, until the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) recently funded a university project focused on the freshwater crustacean. KDWP’s Aquatic Nuisance …

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  • Published on July 3, 2021 - 07:02 GMT

    Wild About Kansas Photography Contest Going on Now

    PRATT – Do you have a stellar photo highlighting Kansas wildlife, outdoor recreation, hunting, fishing, or local landscapes? Submit your work in the 2021 “Wild About Kansas” 9th annual photo contest hosted by Kansas Wildlife and Parks Magazine! Deadline …

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  • Published on July 3, 2021 - 07:02 GMT

    Boat Safe this Holiday Weekend

    PRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) game wardens will be on heightened alert for those boating under the influence during Operation Dry Water (ODW), July 2-4. ODW is part of a national effort to reduce accidents and fatalities related to …

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  • Published on June 25, 2021 - 17:40 GMT

    Commission Approves Waterfowl Regulations on Select Public Lands

    PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission met June 17, 2021 at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita for their first in-person meeting in more than a year. Several virtual options were available, allowing some commissioners and the …

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  • Published on June 25, 2021 - 17:40 GMT

    Blue Catfish Tagging Project Continues at Tuttle Creek Reservoir

    PRATT – Blue catfish are native to major river basins in eastern Kansas and can reach massive sizes; in fact, the current state record caught from the Missouri River weighed more than 100 pounds. As blue catfish populations become established in Kansas’ …

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  • Published on June 25, 2021 - 17:40 GMT

    New Prizes Added to Great Kansas Fishing Derby

    PRATT – The 2021 Great Kansas Fishing Derby, going on now, started May 1 with more than 500 fish tagged and scattered in 35 lakes throughout the state. Several different species were tagged, including black bass, crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, drum, …

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  • Published on June 15, 2021 - 14:41 GMT

    KDWPT Commission Meeting June 17 in Wichita

    PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will meet in-person for the first time in over a year at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N, in Wichita for their June 17 public meeting. Commissioners will begin the meeting at 1 p.m …

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  • Published on June 6, 2021 - 18:56 GMT

    Three Fatalities in Neosho River Boating Accident

    PRATT ­- Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) game wardens, the Water Rescue Division of the Coffey County Fire District #1, Coffey County Sheriff’s Office, and Burlington Police Department responded to a report of a boat accident on …

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  • Published on June 4, 2021 - 17:03 GMT

    Take Part in Kansas Free Fishing Days on June 5 and 6

    The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) has announced that anglers can fish without a Kansas fishing license at public waters on June 5 and 6, 2021 thanks to “Free Fishing Days.” Each year, KDWPT designates one weekend when everyone …

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  • Published on May 28, 2021 - 21:12 GMT

    KDWPT Maintains Key Role in Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation Despite Proposed Federal Listing

    PRATT – Kansas is home to the most extensive remaining range and largest population of lesser prairie chickens in the U.S. However, despite the successful work of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Kansas farmers and ranchers, the Lesser …

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  • Published on April 27, 2021 - 23:20 GMT

    Kansas Teen Wins 2021 National Junior Duck Stamp Contest

    PRATT— A Kansas teen has won the prestigious 2021 National Junior Duck Stamp Contest, marking the first time a Kansan has won since the contest began in 1993. Margaret McMullen, 18, of Wichita, entered an acrylic painting of a drake and hen hooded …

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  • Published on April 23, 2021 - 23:00 GMT

    KDWPT Commission to Host Virtual Meeting April 29

    PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will vote on the 2021-2022 waterfowl season recommendations at its April 29 virtual meeting. Tom Bidrowski, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) migratory gamebird program …

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  • Published on April 16, 2021 - 03:33 GMT

    Inaugural Great Kansas Fishing Derby Kicks Off May 1

    PRATT – A Kansas angler’s prized catch may actually be worth a prize this spring and summer. The first-ever Great Kansas Fishing Derby will run May 1 to July 31, 2021, with at least 500 specially tagged fish located in up to 37 public waterbodies in Kansas …

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  • Published on April 13, 2021 - 22:05 GMT

    Increased Pressure on Public Waterfowl Hunting Areas Discussed at Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission Meeting

    PRATT –At the March 25, 2021 public meeting, Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commissioners discussed issues raised by Kansas waterfowl hunters about the increase in nonresident waterfowl hunters during the 2020-2021 season. At the request of …

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  • Published on April 13, 2021 - 22:05 GMT

    Walleye Initiative Leads to Higher Survival Rate, More Opportunities for Kansas Anglers

    PRATT – In March, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries biologists and other staff collected nearly 100 million walleye eggs. Thanks to the Kansas Walleye Initiative, a record percentage of the walleye and saugeye hatched from …

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  • Published on March 20, 2021 - 10:01 GMT

    Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission to Meet Virtually on March 25

    PRATT – Overcrowding concerns at public waterfowl hunting areas will be one of several topics discussed by Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commissioners during their March 25, 2021 virtual public meeting. Tom Bidrowski, Kansas Department of Wildlife, …

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