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1. What deer permits are available, and how much are permit fees?

Deer FAQ

RESIDENTS

The following permit must be obtained through online draw (application deadline midnight July 12, 2013); price includes $6.50 nonrefundable application fee; if unsuccessful in the draw, hunter receives refund of permit fee and earns preference point for next year’s draw. (A 2.5 percent internet processing fee will be charged for all permits purchased or applied for online.)

  • Resident Firearm Either-species/Either-sex Deer permit (white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn) -- $39.46 for general resident; $24.09 for landowner/tenant; $24.09 for youth. Firearms Either-species/Either-sex Deer permits are valid either in the West Zone, which includes Deer Management Units 1, 2, 17, and 18, OR in the East Zone, which includes Deer Management Units 3, 4, 5, 7, and 16, during the regular firearm season using any legal equipment.
  • Preference Point for next year’s draw – $7.69

Permits available over-the-counter or online through Dec 30.

  • Resident Any-Season White-tailed Deer permit (white-tailed deer buck, doe or fawn) – $32.50 for general resident; $17.50 for landowner/tenant; $17.50 for youth 15 and younger. Resident Any-season White-tailed Deer permits are valid statewide in any season with equipment legal for that season.
  • Resident Archery Either-species/Either-sex Deer permit (white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn) -- $32.50 for general resident; $17.50 for landowner/tenant; $17.50 for youth 15 and younger. Resident Archery Either-species/Either-sex Deer permits are valid statewide with archery equipment only, during archery season (Sept. 16-Dec. 31).
  • Resident Muzzleloader Either-species/Either-sex Deer permit (white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn) – $32.50 for general resident; $17.50 for landowner/tenant; $17.50 for youth 15 and younger. Muzzleloader Either-species/Either-sex Deer permits are valid either in the West Zone, which includes Deer Management Units 1, 2, 17, and 18, OR in the East Zone ,which includes Deer Management Units 3, 4, 5, 7, and 16, during the early muzzleloader season (Sept. 16-Sept. 29 and the regular firearm season (Dec. 4 - Dec. 15) using muzzleloading equipment only.
  • Resident Hunt-Own-Land Deer permit (white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn) – $17.50. Hunt-Own-Land permits are valid for any season with equipment legal for that season, and only on lands owned or operated for agricultural purposes. This permit is available to individuals who qualify as resident landowners or as tenants, or as family members living with the landowner or tenant. Evidence of tenancy, if requested, shall be provided to the department and may include, but is not limited to, Natural Resource Conservation Service records, Farm Service Records, or written agricultural contract or lease documentation. Permits are limited to one per person per 80 acres owned or operated. This permit is not transferable. Use of this permit does not require a Kansas hunting license.
  • Special (relative) Hunt-Own-Land Deer permit (white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn) – $32.50. This permit may be issued to a resident landowner’s or tenant’s siblings and lineal ascendants or descendants, and their spouses, whether or not a Kansas resident. (For example, a grandson and his wife, a daughter and her husband, a parent, or a brother and his wife would be eligible for this permit. A landowner’s or tenant’s uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, or cousin would not be eligible for this permit.) The permit is valid only on lands owned or operated by the landowner or tenant, and may be used in any season with equipment legal for that season. Permits are limited to one per 80 acres owned or operated. This permit is not transferable. Use of this permit requires a Kansas hunting license unless exempt by Kansas law.

Resident antlerless permits available over-the-counter through Jan 30, 2014; hunters must possess a permit that allows the harvest of an antlered deer before they can purchase either type of antlerless deer permit until Dec. 30. During extended antlerless whitetail seasons, hunters may purchase antlerless permits without first purchasing an antlered permit.

  • Resident Antlerless-Only White-tailed Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler) – $17.50 for general resident; $10 for youth 15 and younger. Hunter who possess a permit that allows the taking of an antlered deer may purchase as many as five Antlerless White- tailed Deer permits. The first such antlerless permit purchased will be valid statewide, including all KDWPT-managed public hunting areas. The second permit is valid in all units on private lands with landowner permission, on Walk-In Hunting Areas, and on Cedar Bluff, Glen Elder, Kanopolis, Kirwin, Lovewell, Norton, Webster and Wilson wildlife areas. Up to three additional such permits may be issued to the same individual and are valid only in units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, and 19 on private land with landowner permission, on Walk-In Hunting Areas, and on Cedar Bluff, Glen Elder, Kanopolis, Kirwin, Lovewell, Norton, Webster and Wilson wildlife areas. All Antlerless-Only White-tailed Deer Permits are valid during any season with equipment legal for that season.
  • Resident Antlerless-Only Either-species Deer permit (any white-tailed or mule deer without a visible antler) – $17.50 for general resident; $10 for youth 15 and younger. Antlerless Either-species Deer permits are valid for any antlerless white-tailed or mule deer in Deer Management units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 17, and 18 only, during any season with equipment legal for that season. Permits are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All deer hunters will be required to have a deer permit that allows them to take an antlered deer before they may acquire an antlerless-only permit.

NONRESIDENTS

Permits available through online draw (2013 Application deadline April 26, 2013. ) A 2.5 percent internet processing fee will be charged for all permits purchased or applied for online.

  • Nonresident White-tailed Deer Combo permit (white-tailed deer buck, doe or fawn AND one (1) white-tailed antlerless deer) – $346.96. Hunter applies in one deer management unit and selects one adjacent unit in which to also hunt. Hunters also select one equipment type and season choice (archery, muzzleloader, or firearm) at the time of application. Muzzleloader permit holders may hunt during early muzzleloader season and regular firearm season using muzzleloader equipment only. If unsuccessful in the draw, applicant receives a $316 refund and a preference point for next year’s draw. A nonresident who successfully draws an archery or muzzleloader White-tailed Deer permit in Unit 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 16, 17, or 18 may also apply for one of a limited number of Mule Deer Stamps for an additional fee of $102.50 submitted at time of application; if drawn, the applicant’s archery or muzzleloader whitetail permit converts to an either-species/either-sex archery or muzzleloader permit. Preference points do not count toward this stamp. If unsuccessful in the Mule Deer Stamp draw, hunter will receive a $101 refund and be issued the whitetail permit.
  • Preference Point – $24.09. A nonresident hunter who doesn’t want to hunt in 2011 has the option of purchasing a preference point that will count toward a Nonresident White-tailed Deer permit in a future drawing.

Nonresident permits available over-the-counter through Dec 30.

  • Nonresident Hunt-Own-Land Deer permit (white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn) – $77.50. Hunt-Own-Land permits are valid during any deer season with equipment legal for that season, and only on lands owned or operated for agricultural purposes. Only those individuals listed on the property deed are eligible. Use of this permit does not require a Kansas hunting license.

Nonresident antlerless permits available over-the-counter through Jan. 30, 2014. Hunter must possess a permit that allows the harvest of an antlered deer before purchasing either type of antlerless deer permit.

ANTLERLESS-ONLY WHITE-TAILED DEER $52.50

Bag Limit: One (1) white-tailed deer without a visible antler protruding from skull

Hunter who possess a permit that allows the taking of an antlered deer may purchase as many as five Antlerless White- tailed Deer permits. The first such antlerless permit purchased will be valid statewide, including all KDWPT-managed public hunting areas. The second permit is valid in all units on private lands with landowner permission, on Walk-In Hunting Areas, and on Cedar Bluff, Glen Elder, Kanopolis, Kirwin, Lovewell, Norton, Webster and Wilson wildlife areas. Up to three additional such permits may be issued to the same individual and are valid only in units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, and 19 on private land with landowner permission, on Walk-In Hunting Areas, and on Cedar Bluff, Glen Elder, Kanopolis, Kirwin, Lovewell, Norton, Webster and Wilson wildlife areas. All Antlerless-Only White-tailed Deer Permits are valid during any season with equipment legal for that season.

  • Nonresident Antlerless-Only Either-species Deer permit (any white-tailed or mule deer without a visible antler) – $ 52.50. On sale June 17. This is a limited permit available only in Deer Management units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 17, and 18. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis.