Whitetail Antlerless-only Seasons Begin January 1

Kansas Whitetail Antlerless-Only Season
Kansas Whitetail Antlerless-Only Season
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)

Pratt, KS -(AmmoLand.com)- Deer hunters with unfilled 2015 deer permits have one more chance to put venison in the freezer this January.

All unfilled deer permits are valid; however unit restrictions listed on the permits are still in effect. Those who didn’t purchase a permit in 2015 or may have already filled a permit, can purchase whitetail antlerless-only permits valid for the January seasons. Whitetail antlerless permits can be purchased over the counter by anyone during the extended season.

Any unfilled either-sex permit converts to a white-tailed antlerless only permit in January, and hunters may purchase up to five additional whitetail antlerless-only permits. However, unit and public land restrictions apply. For example, a hunter with an unfilled Any Season Either-sex Whitetail permit can use that to harvest an antlerless white-tailed deer statewide on private and public land. And the first whitetail antlerless-only permit a hunter purchases is valid statewide on public and private land, except Unit 18. A hunter can purchase up for four additional whitetail antlerless-only permits valid only in specified units. Season lengths also vary based on unit location.

See your2015 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Regulations Summary, or visit ksoutdoors.com and click “Hunting/Big Game Information/Deer,” for details.

2016 Extended Firearm Season dates, by DMU, are as follows:

  • Jan 1-3, 2016 – Units 6, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17
  • Jan. 1-10, 2016 – Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14
  • Jan. 1-17, 2016 – Units 10A, 15, and 19:

No whitetail antlerless only permits are valid in Unit 18 (southwest).

There is also an Extended Whitetail Antlerless-only Archery Season in DMU 19 Jan. 18-31, 2016.

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.