May 2, 2013


Commission votes on elk and antelope seasons



WICHITA – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission conducted a Public Hearing at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita on April 25. Commissioners listened to lively discussion during the afternoon Workshop Session concerning a recommendation by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to prohibit the use of vehicles and radios for coyote hunting during the regular firearm deer season (Dec. 4-15 for 2013). The recommendation was intended to aide law enforcement officers curb illegal deer hunting. Coyote hunters attended the afternoon session to express their concerns about losing hunting opportunities. The recommendation will be discussed again at the commission’s June 27 meeting in Garden City.


During the Public Hearing, commissioners approved establishing short-term RV parking for a fee of $50 per month at Scott, Meade, Glen Elder, Kanopolis and Webster state parks.


Recommendations for standard season dates for 2013 elk and antelope seasons were approved.


For a complete listing of all 2013 hunting season dates, visit and click “Hunting / When to Hunt.”