Army Ammunition Plant Offers Special Hunts
This year, the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, near Parsons, will conduct three special opportunity hunts on the facility's 13,727 acres. Hunters will draw for the following limited opportunities.
Archery, 25 hunters - All hunters must be at least 16 years old and have successfully completed a hunter education course. All hunters are required to attend a pre-hunt safety/security briefing on Sept. 29. Any hunter who fails to attend the briefing will not be allowed to hunt. All installation, hunt rules, and questions will be addressed at that time. Successful applicants must pay a $50 federal access fee.
Applicants may apply in pairs, and applications must include hunt preference (archery), full name, driver's license number, social security number, birth date, address, and phone number on a postcard or 3x5 index card. Applications should be addressed to Commander's Representative, KSAAP, ATTN: SJMKS-NR, 23018 Rooks Road, Parsons, KS 67357. The information provided will be used to conduct a mandatory background check for successful applicants. Incomplete or incorrect entries will not be accepted. Be sure to specify the hunt you are applying for. Only successful applicants will be notified by mail.
Archery hunters must use a recurve, long bow, or compound bow. Crossbows are not allowed. Hunters may harvest no more than two does and one buck but must harvest an adult doe (not a fawn) prior to harvesting a buck. Hunters must have hunting license and appropriate deer permits. Game tags are allowed.
The application deadline is Aug. 19. The archery hunt will run Oct. 1-Nov.30. Hunts may be cancelled at any time due to security concerns.
Muzzleloader, 20 hunters - Application rules are the same as above except that applicants must indicate "muzzleloader" on their application instead of archery.
Muzzleloader hunters must use a muzzleloader. No shotguns or rifles allowed. Hunters may harvest no more than one doe. Game tags are allowed on KSAAP. Hunters are encouraged to harvest an adult doe.
The deadline for muzzleloader hunt applications is Oct. 28. The three day antlerless-only muzzleloader hunts will be conducted December 2-4. Hunts may be cancelled at any time due to security concerns.
Quail Hunt, 10 groups (total of 20 possible hunters) - Applications are the same as for the other two hunts except that applicants must indicate "quail" on the application. Applicants are encouraged to apply in pairs.
Quail hunters may use dogs and must use a shotgun with bird shot. Hunters may harvest up to the state bag limit on quail.
The deadline for quail hunt applications is Oct. 28. The two-day hunt will be conducted December 16-17. Hunts may be cancelled at any time due to security concerns.