Unit 3, Fort Riley, and nine northcentral Kansas counties affected
PRATT -- At a June 26 meeting of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission in North Newton, three additions were made to deer permits and seasons that will affect specific areas of northern Kansas.

In northcentral Kansas, any unfilled deer permit valid in units 7 and 8 will be valid in a special extended firearm antlerless-only season running Jan. 5-11, 2009. The season includes all or portions of Smith, Jewell, Republic, Washington, Marshall, Clay, Cloud, Mitchell, and Osborne counties. A detailed boundary map of this area will be included in the 2008 Kansas Hunting Regulations Summary, available Sept. 1 from Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) offices or on the KDWP website,

On Fort Riley, three firearm deer seasons were set: Nov. 28-30; Dec. 19-23; and Dec. 27-30, as well as a special archery-only season (Sept. 1-21). In addition to these seasons, the regular statewide archery season (Sept. 22-Dec. 31) and the regular statewide muzzleloader season (Sept. 22-Oct. 5) are open on Fort Riley.

The final change involves Deer Management Unit 3, in northwestern Kansas. In addition to any other authorized permits, any hunter may obtain an Antlerless-only Either-species Deer permit valid in Unit 3. A limited number of these permits will be sold, first-come, first-served. For more information, visit the KDWP website or phone 620-672-5911.