2007 SPRING TURKEY HUNTING REGULATION SET -- Archery-only season included

The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission has finalized provisions for the 2007 spring turkey hunting season. At their Oct. 26th public hearing in Chanute, commissioners approved a regular season almost identical to 2006, but also approved a separate archery-only season, and modified turkey unit boundaries.

The regular season, which allows the use of either firearms or archery equipment, will be April 11 – May 31. Commissioners approved an archery-only spring turkey season of April 1 – 10. A special season for youth and disabled hunters will be April 6 – 8.

Another change approved for 2007 was the expansion of Unit 3 into northcentral Kansas, which allows hunters in that area of the state to take a second gobbler with a second turkey game tag. Second turkey game tags are available only in units 2 (eastern Kansas) and 3 (southcentral, central, and northcentral Kansas). The boundary change was proposed by Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks staff to accommodate a growing turkey population in central and northcentral Kansas, especially in the eastern portions of units 1 and 4.

The department anticipates that 42,000 spring turkey permits and 14,600 second turkey game tags will be issued in 2007.