Whitetail Buck Permits Still Available

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For the 2003-04 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, or they may be purchased over the counter at most license vendors.

Perhaps the most popular permit that may be purchased without going through the draw is the Firearms Whitetail Either Sex permit ($31). For the first time, this permit may be purchase over the counter statewide at county clerks' offices, Wildlife and Parks offices, and many hunting equipment dealers. Hunters are reminded that they may possess only one permit that allows them to harvest an antlered deer.

Whitetail Antlerless Only permits ($31) and Whitetail Antlerless Only Deer Game Tags ($11) also may be purchased over the counter. Hunters may purchase one Whitetail Antlerless Only Deer permit and as many as four Whitetail Antlerless Only Deer Game Tags. Only one Whitetail Antlerless-Only Game Tag may be used in units 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 14, 17, and 18. In all other units, as many as four game tags may be used.

Whitetail Antlerless Only permits may be used statewide. Game Tags are not valid on land managed by the Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Copies of Kansas deer permit and tag applications are available for download at the department's website (www.kdwp.state.ks.us/hunting/BigGame/deerapps.html), by phoning (620) 672-5911, or by emailing feedbacks@wp.state.ks.us.