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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Press Releases

133 Press Releases
  • 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 …

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

    KDWPT Commission to Host Virtual Meeting August 20

    PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Commission will conduct a public meeting on Aug. 20, 2020, through a Zoom video conference. The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m., recesses at …

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  • 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 …

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  • Published on July 24, 2020 - 22:11 GMT

    Milford Reservoir Blue-green Algae Treatment Scheduled for July 28

    Warning in effect for Milford Lake, Zone B and C TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will initiate treatment for …

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  • Published on July 2, 2020 - 21:14 GMT

    Enjoy Independence Day Weekend, Boat Safe

    PRATT – Fireworks, good food and spending time outdoors are on the menu for many Kansans this Independence Day weekend. As such, state lakes and reservoirs will be filled with boaters taking advantage of the long weekend to relax on the water. Whether you’ …

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  • Published on June 24, 2020 - 16:25 GMT

    KDWPT Considers Closing Pillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area Due To Safety Concerns

    PRATT – Concerns over high numbers of visitors, illegal activities, and complaints from area residents have staff from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Public Lands Division considering a temporary closure of Pillsbury …

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  • Published on June 17, 2020 - 21:56 GMT

    Wild About Kansas Photo Contest Going on Now

    PRATT – Have you been working on your outdoor photography skills recently? If you’ve taken a photo highlighting Kansas wildlife, outdoor recreation, hunting, fishing, or local landscapes consider submitting your work in the 2020 “Wild About Kansas” 8th …

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  • Published on June 11, 2020 - 21:45 GMT

    KDWPT Commission to Meet Virtually on June 25

    PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Commission will conduct a public meeting on June 25, 2020, through a Zoom video conference. The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m., recesses at …

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  • Published on June 11, 2020 - 21:37 GMT

    KDWPT Considers Allowing Lights, Night Optics for Hunting Coyotes

    PRATT – Though Kansas coyote hunters can already hunt at night year-round without the aid of lights, a new proposal will be discussed at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Commission’s June 25 virtual meeting that would allow the …

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  • Published on June 3, 2020 - 21:08 GMT

    KDWPT And Wildlife Rehabilitators Partner to Protect Wildlife Against Virus

    PRATT – As data continues to emerge from the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is proactively putting measures in place to protect Kansas wildlife. Partnering with the state’s permitted …

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  • Published on May 29, 2020 - 21:42 GMT

    New Fisheries Program Logo Designed by El Dorado Resident

    PRATT – Jarrett Deen of El Dorado was recently recognized by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Fisheries Division for his artistic talents. Out of 94 qualifying entries, Deen’s design was selected as the winner of KDWPT’s Walk-In …

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  • Published on May 20, 2020 - 22:06 GMT

    How To Safely Enjoy Kansas State Parks During Memorial Day Weekend

    PRATT – Kansas’ 28 state parks, 63 state fishing lakes, and more than 100 wildlife areas remain open to the public and will be popular destinations over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. From camping and horseback riding, to boating and disc golf, there’s …

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  • Published on May 19, 2020 - 21:46 GMT

    KDWPT Donates 2,000 Pounds of Elk and Bison Meat to Local Food Banks

    PRATT – In a time when “every little bit helps,” the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Public Lands Division has found a big way to help those in need. KDWPT’s Public Lands staff donated 2,137 pounds of elk and bison meat to seven …

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