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Archive for Sunday, September 4, 2005

Deer season to open soon

September 4, 2005

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Two deer seasons will open this month - muzzleloader season (Sept. 10-23) and youth/disabled (Sept. 24-25).

Resident hunters who don't have a whitetail either sex permit can still obtain one through the Wildlife and Parks automated licensing system, now in operation at KDWP offices, license vendors and Wal-Marts.

Big game permits may also be purchased online at www.kdwp.state.ks.us or by phoning 1-800-918-2877.

Here are the new deer hunting regulations:

¢ Archery permits are no longer valid statewide. Nine archery units have been created. Archery permit purchasers may select up to two archery units, plus Unit 19.

¢ Archery permit holders may hunt during the firearms season (Nov. 30 through Dec. 11) with legal archery equipment only. Archers hunting during a firearms season must wear orange clothing.

¢ Unit 16 has been added to units requiring firearms hunters to register harvested deer at check stations during the regular firearms season. Other mandatory check station units for firearms hunters are 1, 2, 3, 17 and 18.

¢ Deer Management Unit 19 boundaries have been modified to include a larger portion of the city of Leavenworth.

¢ Landowner/tenants who were successful in the nonresident permit drawing will not receive a permit valid for use in the field. Instead, a transferable permit voucher will be issued and mailed to the applicant.

¢ There is no minimum age to apply for and receive a big game permit, and anyone younger than 16 may hunt without hunter education, if supervised by an adult.

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