PRATT – Five-hundred Unit 4 spring turkey permits will be available to Kansas residents for the 2018 season and the deadline to apply is Feb. 9, 2018. Kansas hunters age 15 and under may purchase a spring turkey permit (valid statewide) over the counter or online; they do not need to enter the Unit 4 draw. To apply for a Unit 4 spring turkey permit, visit ksoutdoors.com and click “Hunting,” “Fees, Licenses & Permits,” then “Turkey.”
The permit fee is $32.50, which includes the application fee. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a refund check for the permit price ($26) and be issued a preference point. Hunters may elect not to apply for a permit and only purchase a preference point for $6.50. Only one point may be obtained per year.
The Unit 4 spring turkey permit is also valid in adjacent Units 1, 2 and 5. Applicants have the option of applying for a Unit 4 combo permit at the reduced price, but the second turkey game tag will only be valid in Units 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.
Unit 4 Spring Turkey Application Fees
General Application: $32.50
Landowner/Tenant Application: $20.00
General Combo Permit/Game Tag Application: $42.50
Landowner/Tenant Combo Permit/Game Tag Application: $25.00
Nonresident Tenant Application: $37.50
Nonresident Tenant Combo Permit/Game Tag Application: $50.00
Preference Point only: $6.50
Any individual who has purchased a spring turkey permit is eligible for a second turkey game tag of which is valid in Units 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 ONLY.
All other spring turkey permits and game tags are sold over-the-counter and online at ksoutdoors.com.
The 2018 Kansas spring turkey season will open April 1-17 for youth and hunters with disabilities, April 9-17 for archery hunters, and April 18-May 31 for the regular season.
For more information on spring turkey hunting, visit ksoutdoors.com or call (620) 672-5911.