Kansas Hunting News

Firearms Deer Season Opens December 1
The Kansas firearms deer season opens on Wednesday, Dec. 1, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 12. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is offering a number of resident deer permits that may be purchased over the counter.
Landowner Deer Management Program Initiated
The program will create a contract between a landowner and the department for deer permits. Landowners who manage deer on their property benefit with the guarantee of a specific number of deer permits for their property. The landowner may then provide a certificate to their clients that will allow those people to purchase a nonresident deer permit without competing in the random draw for permits.
KDWP Seeks Landowners for Spring Walk-In Sign-Up
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is looking for private land to lease for the 2005 spring turkey hunting season. As part of the successful Walk-in Hunting Access (WIHA) program, KDWP began leasing land for spring turkey hunting in 2001 with 42,000 acres enrolled in the program.
Youth & Disabled Hunt Planned
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), and the Geary County Sportsman Club are planning the Seventh Annual Assisted Deer Hunt at Milford Reservoir. This year's hunt is scheduled for Dec. 10, 11, and 12, which is the second weekend of the regular firearms deer season.
Transferrable Deer Permits Must be Move by Sept. 11
KDWP is reminding landowners, tenants, and managers who draw a nonresident permit and purchase another antlered deer permit for themselves that the nonresident permit must be transferred prior to the first opportunity for use of the permit. For example, a nonresident Whitetail Either Sex permit must be transferred prior to opening of the muzzleloader season on Sept. 11.
Special Hunts Application Deadline
Hunters looking for high-quality hunting experiences are encouraged to explore the variety offered by these special hunts. Dozens of specially-planned hunts for upland birds, waterfowl, deer, and 2005 spring turkey are available by application. There is no charge for the hunts, but applications must be submitted by July 15.
Any-Deer Permit Applications Due July 16
Whitetail either sex permits will be available over the counter Aug. 1; seasons, permits outlined PRATT - The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced that applications for resident 2004 Any Deer permits will be available in mid-June from most KDWP offices and the KDWP website.
Special Turkey Hunts are Success
Two special spring turkey hunts — one for disabled hunters and one for women — were recently conducted in the Council Grove area. Although designed to entice beginning or novice hunters into the woods in search of a spring gobbler, these hunts were open to hunters of all experience levels, pairing hunters with experienced volunteers.
Legislation Affects Wildlife and Parks
With the 2004 Legislature almost adjourned, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has provided a summary of legislation that impacts outdoor recreation in Kansas.
Wildlife & Parks Commission Approves Big Game Seasons
The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission met in Courtland on April 22 to conduct a meeting and public hearing on recommendations for the 2004-2005 big game hunting seasons. The Commission also approved Secretary’s Orders for resident and nonresident permit numbers.