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Record Number of Deer Hunters Apply for Kansas Limited Draw Permits

PRATT – Kansas’ coveted nonresident deer permits are offered only through a limited draw lottery process, and this year’s drawing saw a record number of applicants: 24,024. Despite no changes to the total number of nonresident deer permits allocated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), there was an increase of 1,588 applicants over last year. Of the 24,024 hunters who applied, 88 percent were successful. No leftover permits will available this year.

The application period for the 2019 draw took place April 1-26. A total of 21,816 permits were then awarded through a random computer drawing, and applicants were notified of the results ­­– regardless of the outcome – beginning Friday, May 24.

To view 2019 permit allocations by unit, as well as draw statistics from last year, visit https://ksoutdoors.com/Hunting/Applications-and-Fees/Deer/Quotas-and-Draw-Stats. Or visit ksoutdoors.com, click “Licenses and Permits,” then “Non-Resident Deer Draw Quotas and Stats.”

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 regular 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, 14, and 16; and Jan. 1-12 in Units 10A, 12, 13, 15, and 19.

For more information on deer hunting in Kansas, visit ksoutdoors.com and click “Hunting,” “Big Game Information,” then “Deer.”