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.
A separate season for youth 16 and younger and persons with disabilities will be held April 9-11. During this season, youth 16 and younger must hunt under the immediate supervision of an adult 21 or older. The adult may not hunt.
Unit 4, which includes portions of western and southwestern Kansas, has only 200 general resident permits. The unit includes all of Finney, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearney, Lane, Logan, Morton, Ness, Pawnee, Scott, Stanton, Stevens, Wallace, and Wichita counties, as well as portions of Barton, Clark, Edwards, Ford, Gove, Kiowa, Meade, Rush, Seward, Sherman, Stafford, Thomas, and Trego counties. Hunters must apply for a Unit 4 permit by filling out an application and submitting it along with payment to the Pratt Operations office by Feb. 20.
In units 1, 2, and 3, turkey permits are unlimited, one per hunter. They may be purchased over the counter through May 30. In addition, any hunter who already has a turkey permit -- general resident, landowner/tenant, or hunt-own-land for any unit, as well as nonresident permits -- may also purchase a second turkey "game tag" for units 2 and 3 only, which includes eastern and southcentral Kansas.
General resident turkey permits are $21; resident landowner/tenant and hunt-own land permits are $11 (special application to Pratt Office required); nonresident permits are $31; resident second turkey game tags are $11, and nonresident second turkey game tags are $21. Unless exempt by law, hunters are also required to have a valid Kansas hunting license.
Turkey permits are not valid until the day after purchase. For more information, contact your local office of the Department of Wildlife and Parks or the Pratt Operations Office, (620) 672-5911, or visit the department website at www.kdwp.state.ks.us.