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Approved regulation features expanded season for young, disabled hunters

Turkey hunters can start making plans for the 2008 spring season. At a public hearing in Colby Oct. 18th, the Kansas Wildlife & Parks Commission approved a regular season that runs April 9 through May 31, 2008.

Commissioners approved a recommendation from Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks staff to modify the youth/disabled persons season, which precedes the regular season. The youth/disabled persons season will be April 1 – 8, running concurrently with the archery-only season. Previously, the youth/disabled persons season was the Friday through Sunday prior to opening of the regular season.

The commission also approved an increase in the number of permits available in Unit 4 (southwest Kansas). A total of 325 permits will be available in Unit 4, of which 250 are available for the regular draw and 75 designated for drawing among applicants 16 or younger.