Application deadline is June 12 for firearms, muzzleloader permits; no paper applications accepted

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced that there will be no paper applications or mail-in forms for 2009 antelope permits. All applications must be submitted online. The application deadline is midnight June 12. Those who applied last year will not receive an application in the mail this year.

The application deadline is midnight June 12 for muzzleloader and firearm permits; archery permits may be purchased through Oct. 30. Archery season is Sept. 19-27 and Oct. 10-31. Muzzleloader permit holders may hunt Sept. 28-Oct. 5. Firearm season is Oct. 2-5.

Forty-eight muzzleloader and 130 firearm permits are available this year. Only Kansas residents are eligible for muzzleloader and firearm permits. Unlimited archery permits are available, and last year 163 residents obtained permits to bowhunt antelope. Nonresidents may also purchase archery antelope permits over the counter. Six nonresident archery permits were issued in 2008, and a similar number is anticipated this year.