Leftover deer permits
popular with hunters
Pratt -- Wildlife and Parks has offered more deer permits this year than at any time since the modern season began in the 1960s.
The increased numbers were offered to help stabilize the Kansas deer herd, and hunters have responded.
Still, some leftover permits are available for those who did not enter the initial drawing or the first-call leftover drawing, or those who simply want another permit.
However, these permits are going fast.
Approximately 73,000 deer permits were offered in the drawing this year. As of last Wednesday, fewer than 7,000 permits remained, most of which are for antlerless deer only. Daily drawings will continue until all these permits are taken.
Prairie chicken season
open in eastern Kansas
Pratt -- Last Wednesday marked the traditional opening of the Kansas upland bird season as the early season on prairie chickens began.
The season will run until Oct. 15. The area open includes that portion of Kansas east of U.S. 281, or slightly more than half of the state.
The daily bag limit in the early season and the later season in this area is two, with a possession limit of four.
In another area of Kansas -- south of K-96 and west of U.S. 281, the prairie chicken season will Dec. 1 and run through Jan. 31.
Kansas has the largest population of prairie chickens in the world.