Resident Whitetail Permits Available

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For the 2001-02 deer seasons, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks is offering a number of resident deer permits that may be purchased without going through a drawing. Applications for these permits are now available from Wildlife and Parks offices or from the agency's website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us.

Two types of "permits" may be purchased over the counter at county clerks' offices, Wildlife and Parks offices, and many vendors of hunting equipment. These include the whitetail antlerless only permit ($30.50) and whitetail antlerless only deer game tags ($10.50). Hunters may purchase one whitetail antlerless only deer permit and as many as four whitetail antlerless only deer game tags. Any hunter may purchase as many as two deer game tags valid for units 1-18 and two deer game tags valid for units 1-16. The game tags are not valid on land managed by the Department of Wildlife and Parks.

A third permit that may be purchased without going through the draw process is the whitetail either sex permit. Although guaranteed, this permit may be purchased only at Wildlife and Parks offices or through the mail. Hunters are urged to order by mail to avoid long waiting lines at department offices. Hunters who have already obtained a buck permit may not purchase this permit.