Dec. 24, 2014

Buy your 2015 licenses before hunting, fishing Jan. 1

PRATT –  Before hitting the outdoors this new year, check to make sure your Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) licenses are up to date. All 2014 hunting and fishing licenses will expire Dec. 31, 2014. While unfilled deer permits purchased in 2014 remain valid through the January 2015 seasons, hunters will need a 2015 hunting license before venturing out in January. Fishing licenses, trout stamps and third pole permits also expire Dec. 31. The only exceptions to this are HIP Permits, State Waterfowl Permits, and Federal Waterfowl Stamps, which expire June 30, 2015.

To make sure you start off the New Year on the right trail, update your licenses ahead of time by visiting your local license vendor, any KDWPT state park or regional office, or by visiting ksoutdoors.com and clicking “Licenses/Permits.”

All 2015 licenses and permits went on sale Dec.15, 2014. A new year means new seasons. Be prepared and buy ahead!