Deer Permit Drawing Deadline Approaching

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reminds resident hunters that Firearm Either-Species/Either-Sex Deer permit applications must be submitted online by July 12 in order to be considered for the 2013 drawing.

big bucks/dan schmidt/whitetail wisdomResident Firearm Either-species/Either-sex Deer permits allow for the taking of one white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn during the regular firearm season, using any legal equipment. Hunters who are unsuccessful at drawing a permit this year will be charged a $6.50 application fee, and in return, receive one preference point for next year’s drawing.

Resident Firearms Either-Species/Either-Sex Deer permits are limited to two mule deer zones: west and east. The West Zone is comprised of Deer Management Units (DMUs) 1, 2, 17, and 18, and the East Zone is comprised of DMUs 3, 4, 5, 7, and 16.

General resident permits are­ $37.50, landowner/tenant/manager permits are $22.50, and youth 15 and younger permits are $22.50. Applicants can view draw results online two to four weeks after the close of the application period at the same location the application was made. Successful applicants should receive their permit four to six weeks following the application deadline.

2013 Deer Season Dates

Youth/Disabled: Sept. 7 – 15, 2013

Muzzleloader-Only: Sept. 16 – Sept. 29, 2013

Archery: Sept. 16 – Dec. 31, 2013

Pre-Rut Firearm Whitetail Antlerless: Oct. 12 – Oct. 13, 2013

Firearm: Dec. 4 – Dec. 15, 2013

Extended Whitetail Antlerless: Jan. 1 – 12, 2014

Special Extended Whitetail Antlerless: Jan. 13 – Jan. 19, 2014 (units 7, 8, and 15 ONLY)

Extended Archery Season: Jan. 20 – Jan. 31, 2014 (unit 19 ONLY)

To apply for a 2013 Resident Firearm Either-Species/Either-Sex Deer permit, visit ksoutdoors.com and click “Hunting/Applications and Fees/Deer.”

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