PRATT – The application period for the limited number of nonresident Kansas deer permits is April 1-26, 2019. Any nonresident interested in hunting deer in Kansas next fall must apply online by visiting www.kshuntfishcamp.com. Applicants must possess a valid nonresident hunting license to apply and the permit cost is $442.50 for hunters 16 and older and $117.50 for hunters 15 and younger. Permits are awarded though a random computer drawing that will be conducted in May, so applying early will not give hunters any advantage in the lottery draw.
Hunters interested in purchasing a preference point in lieu of applying may do so for $25, plus processing fees.
A total of 21,816 nonresident white-tailed deer combo permits are available for the 2019-2020 seasons, and hunters drawing archery or muzzleloader white-tailed deer combo permits in units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 16, 17 or 18 are eligible to apply for a mule deer stamp ($152.50). Those who draw a mule deer stamp will have a permit valid for either a white-tailed or mule deer. To see 2019 permit allocations by unit, as well as draw statistics from last year, visit ksoutdoors.com/Hunting/Applications-and-Fees.
The 2019 deer season will open Sept. 7-15 for youth and hunters with disabilities; Sept. 16-29 for muzzleloader season; Sept. 16-Dec. 31 for archery season; Oct. 12-14 for the pre-rut whitetail antlerless-only firearm season; and Dec. 4-15 for firearm seasons.
Extended firearm seasons will be open Jan.1-3 in Units 6, 8, 9, 10, and 17; Jan. 1-5 in Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, and 16; and Jan. 1-14 in Units 10A, 13, 15, and 19.
For more information on deer hunting in Kansas, visit ksoutdoors.com and click “Hunting,” “Big Game Information,” then “Deer.”