Creating and enhancing fishing access highlights some of the efforts underway in Kansas to increase participation. In one case it meant recovering much-needed surface acreage on one lake, while in another case a substantial land acquisition created new angling and hunting opportunities.

Success Stories


Grand Osage Wildlife Management Area
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism acquired 3,000 acres of the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant for a Wildlife Management Area. The area is open to public access for hunting, fishing,wildlife viewing and other outdoor recreational activities.

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Horton Mission Lake
85 years of siltation had reduced the surface area from 169 to 125 surface acres on Horton Mission Lake. Construction of a Confined Detention Facility (CDF), removal of 1 million cubic yards of silt,elimination of invasive fish species, construction of a boat ramp,installation of fishing piers, and fish restocking were all part of the efforts to restore the lake.