KANSAS WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM COMMISSION EXAMINES EARLY MIGRATORY BIRD SEASONS
March 27, 2014
The 2014 antelope season was approved by the commission at the April 17 meeting
WICHITA – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Commissioners heard several topics covering the gamut during the April 17 meeting and public hearing held at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, including discussion of upcoming migratory bird seasons.
During the workshop session, KDWPT migratory game bird program manager, Tom Bidrowski, presented staff recommendations for the upcoming early migratory bird seasons. This item will be presented as a public hearing item for approval at the June 19 meeting in Pittsburg. The June 19 meeting in Pittsburg will take place at the Lamplighter Inn & Suites, 4020 Parkview Dr., at 1 p.m.
Commissioners also discussed the late migratory bird seasons, which will be workshopped at the June 19 meeting and voted on at the August meeting. The August 21 meeting will be conducted in Great Bend at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
During the public hearing portion of the April 17 meeting, commissioners approved recommendations for the 2014-2015 antelope seasons as follows:
Firearm & Muzzleloader permit application deadline: June 13, 2014
Archery permit deadline: Oct. 30, 2014
2014 Antelope Season Dates:
- Archery: Sept. 20 - Sept. 28 and Oct. 11 - Oct. 31, 2014
- Muzzleloader-only: Sept 29 - Oct. 2, 2014 (Muzzleloader-only permit holders may also hunt during the firearm season.)
- Firearm: Oct. 3 - Oct. 6, 2014
Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.