Kansas Hunting News

Turkey, Antelope, Elk Regulations Set
In March, the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission passed several new regulations dealing with big game and turkey. Turkeys were redefined in a class by themselves, separate from big game. A new class of deer permit -- nonresident Archery Whitetail Either Sex -- was created.
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 need to draw for the limited hunting opportunities.
Spring Turkey Hunts for Disabled
Two special spring turkey hunts will be conducted in the scenic Flint Hills region of the state, near Council Grove Reservoir. These hunts are an effort to enhance opportunities for disabled hunters and women hunters.
Turkey Permits Available Online
Although the spring turkey season is a little more than a month away — April 13-May 31 — turkey hunters across the state are perfecting their calling skills and patterning their shotguns or practicing with their bows.
Spring Turkey Hunting Seminar
On April 2, the Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) Hunter Education Program will co-sponsor a turkey hunting seminar at Camp Alexander, near Emporia.
New License and Permit Fees Approved
The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission listened to fee proposals at the Public Hearing portion of a Jan. 20 meeting in Topeka. The proposals included increasing two existing fees and establishing several new fees and permits. All fees will be in effect after February 18, 2005.
Landowner Deer Management Program Deadline Jan.31
Landowners wishing to be considered for a pilot Landowner Deer Management Program (LDMP) that will guarantee them a specific number of LDMP deer permits each year for the next three years have until Jan. 31 to apply.
Wildlife & Parks Commission Meeting
All interested persons are welcome to attend a public meeting and hearing of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission Jan. 20th in Topeka. The meeting will be conducted at Memorial Hall Auditorium, 120 SW 10th, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The evening public hearing will begin at 7 p.m.
Hunter Education Changes for 2005
Some Kansas hunter education requirements will change in 2005. Effective Jan. 1, hunters 15 and younger may hunt without hunter education certification, provided they are under the direct supervision of an adult 18 or older.
Whitetail Antlerless Season January 1-2
Avid deer hunters may mourn the end of the deer seasons this winter, but there’s still hope to put venison in the freezer. While the firearms season ended Dec. 12 and the archery season will end on Dec. 31, hunters can still get their deer during the January whitetail antlerless season, Jan. 1-2, 2005.