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Kansas Spring Turkey Season Runs Through May 31

Firearm hunters can hit the field April 9

A lot of work goes into prepping for a spring turkey hunt, from scouting roosting sights and sighting in shotguns, to mastering the perfect “cluck” and “purr” call. And all that hard work will pay off …

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Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission Set Big Game Season

Elk season and deer 2014 seasons set

Big decisions were made on big game at the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission public hearing in Topeka on March 20, including setting the seasons for elk and deer. The 2014-2015 elk and deer basic season…

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Kansas DWPT Hits Record Enrollment for Spring Turkey Access

Hunting for spring turkeys can have it’s own set of challenges, but this year, finding a place to hunt shouldn’t be one of them. Thanks to the Walk-In Hunting Access (WIHA) program offered through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Touris…

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Kansas Ducks Unlimited Chapter to Auction Big Game Permits

The Cloud County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, one of seven lucky applicants  to draw a 2014 Kansas Commissioner’s Big Game Permit, will hold an online auction for their  statewide, any deer, any-season permit. The auction will begin March 2 at 8 a.m…

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Kansas Pheasants Forever Chapter to Honor Wounded Warriors with Hunt

12 Lucky warriors will get the opportunity to go on a two-day pheasant hunt free of charge 

The Wounded Warrior Project Organization, in conjunction with the Great Bend Pheasants Forever Chapter, welcome Kansan Wounded Warriors to apply for a two-day…

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Kansas Youth Upland Bird Hunt Begins March 1

The High Plains Roosters chapter of Pheasants Forever is pleased to announce their upcoming youth upland bird hunt, March 1, in Sherman County (Road 67 and 17).  The hunt is open to all youth age 10-15, and no previous hunting experience is required.

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Kansas Late-season Geese Offer Flocks of Hunting Opportunites

Don’t put up your waders and shotgun just yet because late-season goose hunts can deliver some of the best waterfowl hunting the state has to offer. Most hunting seasons,includingthose forducks, deer and upland birds, will closebythe end of January, …

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Kansas’ Great Plains Nature Center Honored with National Award

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell presented the 2013 Partners in Conservation awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC on Jan. 16. The Secretary honored 20 partnership projects that have demonstrated exemplary natural resource conservation efforts t…

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Kansas 2014 Big Game Permit Winners Announced

Being awarded a Commission Big Game Permit can mean big fundraising dollars for conservation-based nonprofits

On Jan. 9, 2014, a total of seven conservation-based nonprofit organizations were awarded a Commission Big Game Permit at the Kansas Departme…

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Hunting Whitetails During Kansas’ Anterless Season a Fit Choice

Making healthier choices is a popular New Year’s resolution for many, but putting healthier practices into action doesn’t have to be limited to the grocery store or gym. Hunting deer often requires quite a bit of physical exertion, and from trekkin…

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January 1 Kansas’ Commission Big Game Permit Application Deadline

Seventy-two Kansas-based nonprofit organizations have already applied for the coveted Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission Big Game Permits, but there is still time left for other organizations to apply. Applicants have until Jan.1, 2014 to ap…

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Kansas 2014 Licenses and Permits Go on Sale Dec. 16

Buy a license or permit and give the gift of the outdoors this holiday

Looking for the perfect gift for dad? Need an affordable stocking stuffer for the kids? Consider purchasing a 2014 hunting or fishing license. Starting Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, all l…

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Landowner Permission a Must When Hunting Kansas Private Lands

Hunters can face serious penalties for hunting on private land without landowner permission, and however tempting a trophy-sized buck, or a pond covered in greenheads may be, the consequences will always outweigh the perceived reward. With firearm seas…

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Kansas 2014 Firearm Deer Season Opens December 4

Dec. 4 marks the first day of firearm deer season this year and with new regulations giving hunters greater flexibility than ever before, the season offers something for anyone willing to weather the cold. From Dec. 4-15, hunters will have the opportun…

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Field Care Critical for Kansas Venison

Venison is healthy culinary treat if cared for properly

“Gamey,” “tough,” and “dry” are three adjectives that should never describe your deer meat, and if proper practices take place while in the field, the reward can be quite a culinary …

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Wildlife Checkpoint Planned in South-Central Kansas

Joint effort will check for drivers’ licenses and possession of wildlife

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) and local law enforcement officials will conduct a joint checkpoint in south central Kansas in early December. The…

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Kansas’ Waconda Lake to Host Annual Youth and Women’s Pheasant Hunt

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is pleased to announce the upcoming 16th Annual Youth and Women’s Pheasant Hunt at Waconda Lake, Dec. 14. The hunt will begin at 7:15 a.m. with breakfast at Hopewell Church in Glen Elder St…

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Kansas 2013 Prairie Chicken Season Unique Hunting Opportunity

What may be the most unique upland bird hunting opportunity in North America begins on the third Saturday in November. The 2013 regular prairie chicken season opens Nov. 16 and runs through Jan. 31, 2014 in the Northwest and East units. It ends Dec. 31…

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Wildlife Checkpoint Planned in North-Central Kansas

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) law enforcement officers will conduct a wildlife checkpoint in northcentral Kansas in mid-November. With upland bird, turkey, deer and waterfowl seasons underway, the checkpoint is intended to h…

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Season of Giving Starts Early for Some Kansas Deer Hunters

The holidays are often a time when we reflect back on all that we are given, and in the state of Kansas, we are fortunate enough to have an abundance of natural resources, including a healthy and stable big game population. And because of this abundant…

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Season of Giving Starts Early for Some Kansas Deer Hunters

The holidays are often a time when we reflect back on all that we are given, and in the state of Kansas, we are fortunate enough to have an abundance of natural resources, including a healthy and stable big game population. And because of this abundant…

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Kansas Furbearer Season Kicks Off Nov. 13

Furharvesting is an effective tool in managing furbearer populations and preventing damage sometimes caused by furbearers

Often an underutilized opportunity, furbearer season is Nov. 13, 2013 – Feb. 15, 2014. A total of 14 furbearer species may be hun…

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Kansas Furbearer Season Kicks Off Nov. 13

Furharvesting is an effective tool in managing furbearer populations and preventing damage sometimes caused by furbearers

Often an underutilized opportunity, furbearer season is Nov. 13, 2013 – Feb. 15, 2014. A total of 14 furbearer species may be hun…

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Kansas Pheasant and Quail Seasons Generate Excitement

The Kansas pheasant and quail seasons open Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013-Jan. 31, 2014 and you can bet avid bird hunters will be in the field. It’s a time-honored tradition where spending time with friends and family, renewing acquaintances with landowners,…

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November 2-3 Kansas Youth Upland Bird Season Begins

The beginning of November marks one of Kansas’ most prized hunting seasons – pheasant and quail – and for hunters age 16 and younger, a jump-start on the regular season can mean the difference between a decent hunt and an unforgettable season. Nov. 2…

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Kansas Public Buffalo Auction November 20

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will auction off surplus buffalo at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 beginning at 11 a.m. Those interested in bidding are encouraged to arrive early to receive a bi…

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Applications Being Accepted for Kansas Commission Big Game Permits

Eligible non-profits can enter to draw a deer, elk, or antelope permit for fundraising

At the upcoming Jan. 9 Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commission meeting at Southwestern College in Winfield, seven lucky wildlife conservation groups will be d…

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Kansas DWPT Approves Price Reduction for Youth Permits

Commission votes to significantly reduce resident and nonresident youth permit prices

At the public hearing conducted Oct. 17 in Hutchinson, the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission approved several recommendations including one that will sig…

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Migrating Waterfowl Brings Flocks of Kansas Hunting Opportunities

Daily bag limits increased for dark and light geese for 2013 seasons

“More is better” isn’t always true in a lot of instances, but for waterfowl hunters this season, “more” is a beautiful thing. New regulations now allow hunters to harvest g…

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Kansas Deer-Vehicle Collisions Peak During November

Deer can be spotted near our state’s roadways any time of the year. However, in the fall, motorists should be especially vigilant for deer crossing the highways. Deer breeding season peaks in mid-November, and this marks the period when deer-vehicle …

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