Pratt, Kansas — Three deer seasons open this September: the muzzleloader season, which runs Sept. 19-Oct. 2; the archery season, which runs Sept. 19-Dec. 31; and the youth/disabled season, which runs Sept. 10-18. Resident hunters who have yet to obtain a Resident Any Season White-tailed Deer permit may still obtain one at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) offices, select license vendors, online at www.kdwpt.state.ks.us (click “License/Permits” on the top menu bar), or by phoning 1-800-918-2877 toll-free.
The Any Season permit is valid statewide and allows the hunter to harvest one antlered or antlerless white-tailed deer during any season with equipment legal for that season.
Resident hunting licenses, required of anyone age 16 through 64 in addition to the deer permit, cost $20.50. Resident Any Season White-tailed Deer permits cost $32.50. Antlerless-Only White-tailed Deer permits, which may be purchased only after an antlered deer permit has been purchased, cost $17.50.
After Dec. 30, deer hunters may purchase Antlerless-Only White-tailed Deer permits valid during January seasons without having first purchased an antlered deer permit.
There is no minimum age to apply for and receive a big game permit, and youth younger than 16 may hunt without hunter education, if supervised by an adult 18 years or older. For more information, visit the KDWPT website, www.kdwpt.state.ks.us, or phone 620-672-5911.