While Kansas spring turkey permits are available to all hunters in most of the state, only 500 permits (residents only) will be issued for Unit 4, a western portion of the state bordered by highways I-70 on the north, U.S. 183 on the east, and U.S. 54 on the south. Fifty percent of these permits are reserved for applicants who qualify as landowner/tenants in that unit. However, under regulations passed by the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission two years ago, resident youth (age 15 and younger) turkey permits are valid statewide, including Unit 4.
Applications for Unit 4 permits must be received online or by phone at 620-672-0728 no later than Feb. 18. There are no paper applications or mail-in forms. All draw applications must be submitted through the online application process or by phone.
Spring turkey permit and game tags fees are as follow:
A Spring Turkey Atlas showing all public hunting lands and spring Walk-In Hunting Access (WIHA) lands will be available at KDWP offices and the KDWP website in late March. For more details on Kansas spring turkey hunting, go to the KDWP website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us , and click "Hunting/Turkey Information ."