Atlas listing all public and walk-in land available online;
hard copies due in late March
PRATT -- This spring, turkey season for youth and disabled hunters will run concurrently with the archery only season, April 1-8. The regular season (all permits valid and shotguns or bows allowed) opens April 9 and runs through May 31. To help hunters find places to hunt, 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 individually, or the entire atlas may be downloaded.

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 maps includes all publicly-accessible land: including Walk-In Hunting Access areas, state and federal wildlife areas, and federal wildlife refuges.

More than 176,000 acres have been enrolled in the Walk-In Hunting Access program for the 2008 spring turkey season. The program features WIHA areas in more than 60 counties. Properties shown on the atlas are enrolled for spring only. Signs are posted on enrolled properties.

To find the 2008 Spring Turkey Hunting Atlas, go to the KDWP website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us. Then go to Hunting/Where To Hunt, then click on 2008 Spring Turkey Atlas. For more information, phone 620-672-5911.