Deer season is here

PRATT – Kansas deer season is upon us and with a variety of seasons to choose from, it’s important hunters stay informed and organized. The 2014 deer season kicked off with the youth and disabled season through Sept. 14, followed by the muzzleloader season, Sept. 15 – 28, 2014, and archery season, Sept. 15 – Dec. 31.

All hunters hunting deer during a firearm deer season and persons assisting are required to wear blaze orange while in the field. A minimum of 100 square inches on the front and 100 square inches on the back must be visible. A blaze orange hat must also be worn.

New this year, hunters can reference color-coded calendars found in the2014 Hunting and Furharvesting Regulations Summary and at ksoutdoors.com to keep track of season dates.

Last year, more than 120,000 hunters pursued deer in Kansas, harvesting nearly 90,000 deer and spending 1.4 million hunting days afield. Overall success rate for active hunters was 51 percent.

A resident hunter who purchases an any-season white-tailed deer permit can hunt during any season with equipment legal for that season. Other permits may be equipment and season specific, as listed on the permit.

For more information on the 2014 Kansas deer season, consult the 2014 Hunting and Furharvesting Regulations Summary or visit ksoutdoors.com.

Information and photo thanks to KDWPT.


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