Permits available online, over the counter
PRATT -- No matter what equipment a hunter uses, it's time to gear up for deer season. Two Kansas deer seasons open in September, and another opens in October. The muzzleloader season runs Sept. 21-Oct. 4; the archery season runs Sept. 21-Dec. 31; and the early firearms season in Deer Management Unit 19 runs Oct. 10-18.

Resident hunters who have yet to obtain an Any-Season White-tailed Deer permit may still obtain one at Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) offices, select license vendors, or online at (click "License/Permits" in the top right-hand corner of the page).

Resident hunting licenses, required of anyone age 16 through 64, cost $20.50. Resident Any-Season White-tailed Deer permits cost $32.50. Antlerless-Only White-tailed Deer permits, which may be purchased only after an antlered deer permit has been purchased, cost $17.50.

There is no minimum age to apply for and receive a big game permit, and youth younger than 16 may hunt without hunter education, if supervised by an adult. For more information, visit the KDWP website, or phone 620-672-5911.