The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism recently launched a statewide campaign, Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers, to educate Kansans about the environmental and economic threats that aquatic nuisance species such as zebra mussels and Asian carp pose to the state’s aquatic resources.Aquatic nuisance species are animals and plants not native to Kansas that can threaten [...]
Free Kansas State Parks Pocket Ranger® is ideal phone app for enjoying Kansas outdoors PRATT — Just in time for summer travel season, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has launched the Kansas State Parks Pocket Ranger® app — a free, interactive mobile guide to Kansas state parks. The Pocket Ranger® app [...]
Summer is just around the corner, and many Kansas boaters have already begun a new boating season. For those who haven’t, there are the usual preparations such as changing the lower unit grease and putting new spark plugs in the outboard, making sure life jackets are in good condition, and checking the fire extinguisher charge.
Online video reveals all the secrets of catching the state’s favorite panfish A new video, Kansas Crappie Bonanza, was released by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Feb. 17 to show anglers how to catch crappie throughout the year in the Sunflower State. Although this popular panfish is pursued most actively in springtime, [...]
by Clarke Davis The Delaware Valley League, which consists of 14 schools that compete in athletics, is about to be broken up. The push is coming from the Oskaloosa district. Douglas Beisel, the high school principal, gave league schools notice recently that USD 341 would discontinue its membership from the 31-year-old DVL effective at the [...]
KDWPT biologists use data to predict fishing prospects, stocking needs PRATT — “Statewide, I think we’re looking at a very good year for anglers in 2012,” says Doug Nygren, fisheries section chief for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. What leads Nygren to this conclusion? The results of fish biologists’ 2011 fall fish [...]