There were 84 press releases posted in the last 24 hours and 216,431 in the last 365 days.

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Press Releases

131 Press Releases
  • Published on March 10, 2021 - 22:47 GMT

    Aerial Surveys to Document Lesser and Greater Prairie Chicken Population Trends

    PRATT – Aerial surveys conducted by helicopters will begin March 16 and continue through early May in areas of Kansas containing prairie chicken habitat. The surveys are conducted annually by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on March 10, 2021 - 22:47 GMT

    Popular Moss Ball Product Poses Threat to Kansas Waters

    EMPORIA – Invasive zebra mussels have been found in "moss balls,” an aquarium plant product sold through aquarium, pet and plant supply stores. Zebra mussels may be attached to or contained within the fibers of the moss balls which can then be …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on March 6, 2021 - 11:26 GMT

    KDWPT Staff Rescue Fellow Kansans in Emergency Situations

    PRATT – Throughout recent dangerously cold temperatures and snow, several Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) staff came to the aid of fellow Kansans who found themselves in need of emergency assistance. On Feb. 13, Seth Turner, El …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on March 6, 2021 - 11:26 GMT

    KDWPT Game Wardens Bring Four Wildlife Violators to Justice

    PRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Law Enforcement staff continue to make great strides in bringing wildlife poachers to justice, including four individuals who, combined, were responsible for illegally taking 68 Kansas deer …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on March 4, 2021 - 09:02 GMT

    Donate a Portion of Your Tax Return to Support Kansas Wildlife

    PRATT – More than 4,500 birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans and mollusks are considered nongame wildlife in Kansas – species that are not trapped, fished or hunted. Collectively, nongame wildlife make up more than 99 percent of all …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on February 11, 2021 - 22:12 GMT

    KDWPT Provides Ice Safety Tips

    PRATT – Frozen lakes can be tempting spots for late-winter goose hunters, anglers with an itch to ice fish, and park-goers looking to get some fresh air, but no matter how thick the ice layer, frozen waters should always be approached with caution. While …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on January 8, 2021 - 15:20 GMT

    Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission To Hold First Public Meeting of 2021

    PRATT – Creating more quality opportunities for youth hunters will be just one of many items discussed by Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commissioners during their Jan. 14, 2021 virtual meeting. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism ( …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on December 10, 2020 - 22:04 GMT

    Reduced Fishing License Fees Approved at Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission Meeting

    PRATT – Anglers will soon pay less for daily fishing licenses in Kansas, beginning Jan. 1, 2021. On Nov. 19, the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission voted to decrease the daily license fee from $8.50 to $6 for Kansas residents and from $14.50 to …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on December 1, 2020 - 23:53 GMT

    KDWPT To Offer Deer Hunters Free Chronic Wasting Disease Testing

    EMPORIA – Deer hunters across Kansas can have deer they harvest during the 2020-2021 seasons tested for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) free of charge through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). KDWPT, in collaboration with the …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on November 25, 2020 - 17:24 GMT

    Free Entrance to Kansas State Parks on Black Friday

    PRATT – Swap the shopping centers for scenic views this Black Friday, as Kansas state parks will once again waive entrance fees as part of the nationwide #OptOutside initiative. All 28 of Kansas’ state parks are participating in an effort to get families …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on November 14, 2020 - 01:17 GMT

    Hunting Dog Owners Cautioned To Watch for Harmful Algal Blooms

    PRATT – Kansas hunters are urged to remain vigilant to the dangers harmful algal blooms can pose to hunting dogs. Every summer, dogs in Kansas get sick or die from exposure to harmful blue-green algae, but potentially deadly algal blooms can still occur …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on November 14, 2020 - 01:17 GMT

    Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission to Meet Virtually on Nov. 19

    PRATT – Participating in the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission’s Nov. 19  public meeting will be as easy as hopping on the nearest computer, tablet or phone, as the Commission’s next meeting will again be held virtually. The Commission’s Sept. …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on November 10, 2020 - 00:45 GMT

    Two Kansas Trails Receive National Designations

    PRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Flint Hills Trail and Prairie Spirit Trail state parks recently received America’s highest trails honor when they were designated National Recreational Trails by the National Park Service. …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on October 21, 2020 - 21:14 GMT

    KDWPT Among First in the Nation to Make Hunting Information Available in Spanish

    PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism – in partnership with the Kansas Wildlife Federation and the Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission – is taking its first large stride toward making hunting and other outdoor …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on October 21, 2020 - 21:14 GMT

    Kansas’ 2020 Upland Game Bird Seasons Look Promising

    PRATT – November 14 marks the opening day for Kansas’ regular quail and pheasant seasons, and November 21 marks the opening day of Kansas’ regular greater prairie chicken season. This year, the outlook looks promising, as both popular upland game bird …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on September 19, 2020 - 00:09 GMT

    KDWPT Fisheries Staff Seek Input on Wilson Fishery

    PRATT – It could be time to reduce the daily creel limit for striped bass at Wilson Reservoir, but for anglers who are familiar with the recent history of the 9,040-acre impoundment – this proposed reduction could be considered good news; it signifies the …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on September 19, 2020 - 00:09 GMT

    KDWPT Partners with Kansas Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to “Pack It Out”

    PRATT – Kansans who care about their public lands can make a difference by volunteering on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 8 a.m. at Cheney and Hillsdale state parks. The events, dubbed Public Lands Packouts, are sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on September 11, 2020 - 00:42 GMT

    KDWPT Commission to Meet Sept. 24 Via Zoom

    PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Commission will conduct a public meeting on Sept. 24, 2020, through a Zoom video conference. The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m., recesses at …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on August 24, 2020 - 23:03 GMT

    Special Equipment Approved For Hunting Coyotes at Night in Kansas

    PRATT – In a 5-2 vote, Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commissioners passed a regulation change that will allow hunters to use artificial light and thermal-imaging equipment when hunting coyotes at night beginning in 2021. Once the regulation is …

    Distribution channels:
  • Published on July 30, 2020 - 21:37 GMT

    KDWPT to Offer Limited, High-Quality Hunts Through Special Program

    PRATT – With social distancing easily achieved, hunting remains one of the safest outdoor activities in Kansas. While all hunters can opt to pursue game on their own by utilizing the state’s public lands, staff at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks …

    Distribution channels: