Atlas listing all public and walk-in land available online; hard copies due week of March 20
PRATT -- The Kansas youth spring turkey season runs April 7-9, and the regular season opens April 12 and runs through May 31. To help hunters find places to hunt turkeys, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced that its annual Kansas Spring Turkey Hunting Atlas is now available online. Maps may be downloaded by county, or the entire atlas may be downloaded.

In addition, printed copies of the atlas will be available in late March at most KDWP offices. Printed copies may also be requested by phoning 620-672-5911. There is no charge for the atlas.

For turkey hunters, this much-anticipated publication of county-by-county maps includes all publicly-accessible land -- including Walk-In Hunting Access areas, state and federal wildlife areas, and federal wildlife refuges. The atlas is an essential tool for every turkey hunter.

More than 136,000 acres have been enrolled in the Walk-In Hunting Access program this spring. Originally confined to the eastern one-third of the state, the program has expanded to include counties in central, northcentral, and northwestern Kansas. Properties shown on the atlas are enrolled for spring only. Special signs identify the areas as open in spring only.

For more information, visit the KDWP website or phone 620-672-5911.