Kansas Hunting News

Kansas Firearm Antelope Application Deadline is June 8

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is accepting applications for the resident firearm and muzzleloader antelope permit drawing. Applications may be submitted online through the KDWPT website, ksoutdoors.com. Click “License/Permits” in the upper right-hand corner of the page to begin the process. Paper applications are not available. For more information, phone 620-672-0728.

Monster Buck Classic We Are Kansas Announces Dates for 2013 Event

Monster BuckBrian D. Smith the founder of the Monster Buck Classic We Are Kansas event announced Tuesday the dates for the 2013 event.

Kansas to Participate in Wanna go Fishing for Millions? Promotion

Tagged fish could be worth big bucks

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will participate again this year in Cabela’s Wanna Go Fishing for Millions? promotion by tagging fish at certain public lakes around the state.

"Rescuing" Young Kansas Wildlife Against the Law

“Rescuing” what seems to be an abandoned young animal usually a death sentence

Twenty years ago, the term "Bambi Syndrome" was circulated frequently in the press, and while you don't see the term much these days, the problem still persists: well-meaning Kansans see deer fawns or other wildlife by themselves and assume that they have been abandoned by their mother. In almost all cases, the mother is actually nearby, keeping a hidden eye on the young. If those well-meaning folks decide to "rescue" the young animal, they are usually giving it a death sentence.

Senior Kansas Hunting/Fishing Pass Would Stop Federal Funding Loss

Capturing federal funds one key to maintaining hunting and fishing programs

March 31 Last Day for Kansas Park and Turkey Combo Bargains

Park users and hunters can save by purchasing permits before April 1

Kansas Aerial Survey to Search Lesser Prairie Chicken Range

Helicopters will be used to search for new breeding grounds; data may help prevent endangered species listing

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) biologists are cooperating with the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) to find new lesser prairie chicken breeding grounds, called “leks,” in western Kansas. WAFWA received funding to evaluate an aerial survey technique that can be used for uniform monitoring across the five-state range of the lesser prairie chicken.

Kansas Proposed Amendment Could Change Senior License Exemption Bill

Proposal addresses seniors’ concerns while helping agency

Earlier this year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) asked the Kansas Legislature to consider eliminating the hunting and fishing license exemptions for persons 65 years of age and older. A bill to remove the exemptions was introduced into the Kansas Senate as SB 314, and was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which held hearings on the bill on February 17 and March 1.

Bison Being Moved from Sandsage Wildlife Area, Kansas

Drought forces temporary move of 40 animals

A two-year drought is forcing the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) to move bison from the Sandsage Bison Range and Wildlife Area, near Garden City, to Maxwell Wildlife Area, in McPherson County north of Canton. The drought has depleted forage on the area, and the move is being made to protect both the sensitive range as well as the bison.

Kansas Forest Service Offers Conservation Seedlings

The Kansas Forest Service (KFS) spring conservation tree seedling sales are underway and will continue until May 7. This is the 56th season that KFS has offered more than 30 species of low-cost trees and shrubs for windbreaks, wood lots, riparian planting, wildlife planting, Christmas tree plantations, and other conservation tree planting.