Kansas Hunting News

Major Poaching Case Filed in Butler County
For the past several years, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has been investigating a string of deer and turkey poaching incidents in a multi-county area. The poaching was reported to have involved shooting from a vehicle on a roadway.
Wildlife & Parks Commission Meeting
The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will conduct a public meeting and hearing April 22 in Courtland. The public is invited to attend all sessions, which will be held at the City Building, 401 N. Main, Courtland.
Wildlife & Parks Commission Meeting
The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will conduct a public meeting and hearing April 22 in Courtland. The public is invited to attend all sessions, which will be held at the City Building, 401 N. Main, Courtland.
Hunter Education Instructor Academy May 14-16
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will conduct its annual Hunter Education Instructor Academy on May 14-16 at Rock Springs 4-H Camp, south of Junction City.
Hunter Education Instructors of the Year
Each year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) recognizes the efforts of some 1,500 volunteer hunter education instructors throughout the state. Using private donations to the agency's Wildtrust Fund, the department has established an award for the Kansas Hunter Education Instructor of the Year, as well as awards for Instructor of the Year from each of the agency's five regions.
Hunter Survey Forms Due
Deer hunters have great opportunity to harvest deer in Kansas each year. A deer hunter could have obtained permits and tags that allowed the harvest of as many as six deer. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) monitors harvest, but this effort requires the cooperation of hunters, who are picked randomly to fill out survey forms.
Turkey Permit Apps Available
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has announced that permit applications for the spring turkey season are online and available to download from the internet. Both resident and nonresident permits for units 1, 2, and 3 will be available over the counter at Department of Wildlife and Parks offices and select license vendors by mid-February. The season runs April 14-May 31.
Leon Lion a Hoax
This winter, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has received dozens of emails from people all reporting the same story, with slight variations, about a giant mountain lion being shot near Leon during our 2003 firearms deer season. Unfortunately, these folks were victims of one of many email hoaxes that circulate the web.
New Hunter Education Legislative Proposals Being Considered
For several years, wildlife agencies throughout the U.S. have noted that the average age of hunters is rising and that fewer younger people are taking hunter education classes and joining the ranks of hunters. Although Kansas is more rural than many states, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has noted this trend here, as well. A number of factors drive this trend ‹ some speculative and some based on studies by various organizations and agencies.
Advanced Hunter Education Courses
To meet demand for more training in specific types of hunting, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will begin offering advanced hunter education classes in the future. The first subject to be offered will be deer hunting.