Topeka, KS -(AmmoLand.com)- Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) game wardens and Kiowa County sheriff’s officers will conduct one or more joint checkpoints on Sunday, December 6, 2015.
Deer, upland bird, and migratory game bird seasons are underway. Checkpoints are intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws, as well as the state’s driver’s licensing laws.
Kiowa County deputies will operate the first stage of the checkpoints to ensure drivers are properly licensed to be driving. If a driver does not have a valid license, appropriate enforcement actions will be taken. Travelers should not expect major delays from this portion of the checkpoints.
Occupants of vehicles in the first check lane will be asked if they are hunters or are transporting wildlife. If they answer yes in either case, drivers will be directed to a nearby KDWPT check lane where Kansas game wardens will check for required licenses and permits, count the game and gather biological, harvest, and hunter success information. This portion of the checkpoints should also cause minimal delay.
The following locations may be used if weather conditions and manpower allow:
- U.S. HWY 183 MILEPOST 68 – KIOWA COUNTY
- U.S. HWY 400 MILEPOST 110.5 – KIOWA COUNTY
- U.S HWY 400 MILEPOST 122 – KIOWA COUNTY
- U.S. HWY 54 MILEPOST 97.5– KIOWA COUNTY
- U.S. HWY 400 MILEPOST 106 – KIOWA COUNTY
- U.S. HWY 183 MILEPOST 51.5 – KIOWA COUNTY
Additional wildlife checkpoints will occur around the state during the winter hunting seasons.
About the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism:
As a public steward of the Kansas natural resources, the mission of the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is to: Conserve and enhance Kansas natural heritage, its wildlife and its habitats–to assure future generations the benefits of the state’s diverse, living resources; Provide the public with opportunities for the use and appreciation of the natural resources of Kansas, consistent with the conservation of those resources; Inform the public of the status of the natural resources of Kansas to promote understanding and gain assistance in achieving this mission.
For more information on KDWPT, please visit www.kdwpt.state.ks.us.