PRATT, Kan. -(Ammoland.com)- Take care of those who take care of you, right? Well, staff at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) are doing their best to ensure hunters, anglers, and other license buyers are taken care of in a big way in 2018 and for many years to come.
For the first time, Kansas licenses buyers will soon have the ability to auto-renew some of their favorite annual licenses and permits. And, many of those will be valid (beginning Jan. 1, 2018) for 365 days from the date of purchase.
Previously, Kansas’ outdoor licenses and permits were set to expire Dec. 31 of each calendar year, regardless of purchase date. But that’s about to change. Kansas license buyers will soon be able to enjoy more season for their money, without any additional cost.
Both the auto-renew option and 365-day licenses will be available beginning Dec. 15, 2017. While these new features are implemented, 2018 licenses and permits purchased between Dec. 15 and Dec. 31, 2017 will not be valid until Jan. 1, 2018.
Once valid, the item purchased, if eligible, will then be valid for 365 days.
For a complete list of licenses and permits that will be valid for 365 days, visit their website.
For instructions on how to enroll in auto-renew, visit their website.
“Never Miss A Memory” afield with KDWPT’s new auto-renew and 365-day license options.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is a cabinet-level agency with a Secretary appointed by the Governor. A seven-member, bipartisan commission, also appointed by the Governor, advises the Secretary and approves regulations governing outdoor recreation and fish and wildlife resources in Kansas. The commission conducts business during regular public sessions.
KDWPT employs approximately 460 full-time employees in five divisions: Executive Services, Administrative Services, Fisheries and Wildlife, Law Enforcement, Parks and Tourism.
- 1905 – Fish and game laws were organized under the Kansas Fish and Game Department and implementation of a state law requiring a license to hunt.
- 1911 – The State Fish and Game Department was placed under the supervision of the University of Kansas Board of Regents
- 1925 – The Fish and Game Department was reorganized as the Kansas Forestry, Fish and Game Commission with three board members appointed by the Governor.
- 1927 – Commission was reorganized and was given approval to organize a warden service. Fishing licenses required of men 18-70.
- 1939 – Commission's three-member board was abolished by the legislature and replaced by a six-member bipartisan commission appointed by the Governor
- 1943 – Legislature gives the commission full authority to set seasons and dates
- 1955 – The legislature and Gov. Fred Hall create the State Park and Resources Authority.
- 1960 – First Kansas boating laws enacted
- 1987 – Gov. Mike Hayden signs executive order merging the State Park and Resources Authority and Fish and Game Commission to create the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
- 2011 – Gov. Sam Brownback signs executive order moving the Division of Tourism from the Department of Commerce to the newly renamed Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism</l