Almost 2,000 permits available to nonresidents as of July 13

PRATT — After the initial nonresident deer permit drawing in May, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) had 4,016 permits leftover in 12 deer management units for the 2010 season. The agency put these permits up for sale on a first-come, first-served basis, but as of mid-July, almost 2,000 of these— all Whitetail Either-Sex permits — are still available.

With these permits, the hunter designates equipment/season choice, as well as one adjacent unit, at time of purchase. They will be sold to any nonresident who does not already have a 2010 permit at license vendors, online at the KDWP website (www.kdwp.state.ks.us), or by phoning 620-672-5911 and asking for Licensing.

The number of leftover Nonresident Whitetail Either Sex Deer permits as of July 13 includes the following: Unit 6 — 104; Unit 9 — 97; Unit 10 — 658; Unit 11 — 226; Unit 12 — 137; Unit 13 — 362; and Unit 14 — 330.

Hunters who purchase a leftover permit will lose any preference points they may have accumulated for next year's drawing. Applicants who were successful in the nonresident drawing may not purchase a leftover permit. No hunter may purchase more than one permit that allows the take of an antlered deer. An antlered deer permit is required before purchasing a Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer permit.

Updated information on the number of permits leftover may be found on the KDWP website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us. Click "Hunting/Applications and Fees/Deer/Quotas and Draw Stats." Those without internet access may phone 620-672-5911 and ask for Licensing.