Friday, December 2, 2011


Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine, videos, early license sales among many offerings
PRATT — Looking for the perfect gift for the outdoorsman or woman in your family? The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is the place to start. The agency offers great gifts for hunters, anglers, park users, and other outdoor enthusiasts — or friends and families looking for gift ideas — and makes “outdoor” shopping an online experience.
License bargain sales begin Dec. 15, when all 2012 KDWP licenses, permits, and other issues go on sale and are valid for the remainder of 2010 and all of 2012, adding more than two weeks to their value. This includes hunting, fishing, and park licenses and permits. Licenses and permits can be purchased online, as well.
One of the best bargains is a resident multi-year youth hunting and/or fishing license, which provides convenience and savings for young hunters and anglers. The youth licenses are available for resident youth age 16 through 20. After purchasing the multi-year license, no hunting or fishing license will have to be purchased until the person turns age 21. The one-time purchase, multi-year youth fishing or hunting license is $40. A one-time purchase multi-year youth fishing/hunting combination license is $70.
A perennial favorite is Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine. Each issue is packed with the latest information on fishing, hunting, state parks, and wildlife watching, all highlighted by spectacular color photographs. And the January/February photo issue features some of the finest wildlife photography in nation. Subscriptions may be purchased at KDWPT offices or online at Simply click "Other Services" then "Publications" then "Magazine.”
Another popular shopping spot is the KDWPT Outdoor Store. At the KDWPT website, click "Service" then "Outdoor Store.” This will take the shopper to a PDF order form. Using this form, shoppers can choose from a selection of 30 wildlife books and 10 VHS videos, including Birds In Your Backyard, The Channel Catfish Story, Deer In Kansas, Do Your Part, Kansas Waterfowl: the Puddle Ducks, Pheasants In Cropland, Shorebirds Of Kansas, The Wild Turkey Story, Wingshooting Basics, and Upland Bird Hunters Guide. DVD offerings include Better Birdwatching In Kansas & Nebraska, Birds In Your Backyard, Kansas Waterfowl: the Puddle Ducks, Outdoor Kansas Wonders, and Shorebirds Of Kansas. In addition, the Outdoor Store offers T-shirts, rain jackets, hats, and other miscellaneous items.
Other great gift ideas can be found on, including the 156-page, hard-bound book,My Kansas, a photographic journey of Kansas. And you can subscribe to KANSAS! magazine, a quarterly, full-color publication that features the amazing attractions that make Kansas a great place to live.

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