Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission Considers Expanding Hunter Options

Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission Considers Expanding Hunter Options
Hearing Thursday, April 22, 2010, 1:30Pm Your Attendance Is Vital To This Effort.

Kansas State Rifle Association
Kansas State Rifle Association

Wichita, Kansas – -(AmmoLand.com)-  The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission is considering two changes to regulations that will benefit hunters by expanding their options in the field.

It is critical that NRA members and others support these important changes by attending the Commission meeting this Thursday April 22, 2010 at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, KS.

The first proposed change would allow hunters to carry handguns for self-defense while hunting. This is an option provided to hunters in many states throughout the country and these states have experienced no problems. There is no reason that sportsmen and women should be prohibited from choosing to legally carry a self-defense sidearm. One of the obvious examples of when this might serve as a life-saving measure is when a female bow hunter who is being stalked or harassed chooses to hunt. Under the current regulatory prohibition, she could be defenseless against attack while in the field.

The conflicting section of KS Wildlife and Parks game regulations is Section 115-4-4(e), which states that: “Big game permittees shall possess hunting equipment while hunting only as authorized by this regulation and by the most restrictive big game permit in possession while hunting.”

The second proposal would allow hunters to use suppressors on their firearms. Many hunters would choose to use suppressors to protect against hearing loss, allow them the option of taking varmints while in the field without disturbing the primary game species they are pursuing and to help prevent noise complaints from neighbors and other land users.

It is vitally important that you make every effort to attend this meeting and express your support for these proposals for rule changes. The agenda items will begin at 1:30pm and these issues are #6 on the agenda of General Discussion items.

KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND PARKS COMMISSION MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, Kansas

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