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Researchers Discover Undocumented Crayfish Species in Kansas

PRATT – Widespread sampling for invasive crayfish had never occurred in Kansas lakes – that is, until the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks...

Commission Approves Waterfowl Regulations on Select Public Lands

PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission met June 17, 2021 at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita for their first...

Blue Catfish Tagging Project Continues at Tuttle Creek Reservoir

PRATT – Blue catfish are native to major river basins in eastern Kansas and can reach massive sizes; in fact, the current state record...

KDWPT Maintains Key Role in Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation Despite Proposed Federal Listing

PRATT – Kansas is home to the most extensive remaining range and largest population of lesser prairie chickens in the U.S. However, despite the...

Kansas Teen Wins 2021 National Junior Duck Stamp Contest

PRATT— A Kansas teen has won the prestigious 2021 National Junior Duck Stamp Contest, marking the first time a Kansan has won since the...

Walleye Initiative Leads to Higher Survival Rate

PRATT – In March, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries biologists and other staff collected nearly 100 million walleye eggs. Thanks...

Kansas Wildscape Foundation Announces New Executive Director

LAWRENCE –The Kansas Wildscape Foundation recently announced the appointment of Marc Murrell as the organization’s new executive director. Murrell began work on March 8,...

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...

Aerial Surveys 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....

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,...

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