Limited but high-quality hunts designed for everyone; application deadline July 15
PRATT -- Each year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) offers a number of special hunts on KDWP land. Hunters looking for a high-quality hunting experience are encouraged to apply for these special hunts. Dozens of specially-planned, limited-draw hunts for upland birds, doves, waterfowl, and deer are available by application only. There is no charge for the hunts. This year’s application deadline is July 15, and applications may conveniently be submitted online. Just go to the KDWP website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us, and click "Hunting," then "Special Hunts" in the left-hand column.

Many of these hunts provide opportunities on public areas that are normally closed to hunting. By limiting the number of hunters on these areas, KDWP offers a special hunting experience not always found on a public wildlife area or private land.

Most of the hunts are open to all hunters, but some are designed specifically to accommodate young or disabled hunters. All are part of KDWP's "Pass It On" program, designed to recruit new hunters and retain existing hunters in order to ensure the future of hunting in Kansas. Descriptions, locations, and hunt dates are outlined in the application booklet, available at KDWP offices, most license vendors, as well as the KDWP website.