Daily Archives: April 5, 2016

Wild about Kansas photo contest kicks off April 11


Kansas Wildlife and Parks magazine staff invite you to enter your favorite outdoor photographs in the 4th annual Wild About Kansas photo contest beginning April 11. Participants can submit up to three photos in select categories including wildlife, other species, hunting and fishing, outdoor recreation, or landscapes. There is no fee to enter, and the contest is open to both residents and nonresidents.




Wildlife: game and nongame animals, primarily mammals, migratory birds, furbearers, etc.

Other Species: insects, reptiles, and amphibians.


Hunting and Fishing: hunters and anglers; set-up shots following a hunt or fishing trip will be accepted. However, “action” shots, or photos taken during the activity will be given preference.


Outdoor Recreation: people participating in recreational activities outdoors, not hunting or fishing.


Landscapes: scenery; wildlife may be present, but should not be the sole focus of the image.

Photographers can submit up to three photos. Photos must be taken within the state of Kansas and must be the entrant’s original work.


Each photo will be judged on creativity, composition, subject matter, lighting, and the overall sharpness. Winners will be featured in the 2017 Special Photo Issue of Kansas Wildlife and Parks magazine.


Only electronic images will be accepted and must be e-mailed to Kansas Wildlife and Parks magazine managing editor, Nadia Marji, at no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2016. Photos must be in JPEG or TIFF format and file size should be not less than 1mb and not more than 5mb.


Additional information and entry forms will be available on the April 11 contest start date at

Apply for 2016 nonresident deer permits online April 1-29


Beginning April 1, hunters interested in obtaining a nonresident deer permit may begin the online application process by visiting The cost to apply is $454.59 for hunters 16 and older and $121.46 for hunters 15 and younger, including all processing fees. Deadline to apply is April 29. Applying early will not give hunters preference in the lottery draw.


Hunters interested in purchasing a preference point in lieu of applying may do so for $28.19, including all processing fees.


A total of 21,816 nonresident deer permits will be made available for the 2016-2017 season and will be distributed among the Deer Management Units as follows:

Unit 1- 850

Unit 2- 466

Unit 3- 1,002

Unit 4- 492

Unit 5- 656

Unit 6- 538

Unit 7- 1,603

Unit 8- 1,940

Unit 9- 981

Unit 10- 1,252

Unit 11- 3,109

Unit 12- 2,076

Unit 13- 621

Unit 14- 1,856

Unit 15- 1,405

Unit 16- 2,103

Unit 17- 562

Unit 18- 304


The 2016 deer season will be open Sept. 3-11 for youth and disabled hunters; Sept. 12-25 for muzzleloader season; Sept. 12-Dec. 31 for archery season; Oct. 8-9 for the pre-rut white-tailed deer antlerless-only season; and Nov. 30-Dec. 11 for firearms seasons.


Extended firearms seasons will be open Jan.1-2 in Units 6, 8, 9, 10, 16, or 17; Jan. 1-8 in Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, or 14; and Jan. 1-15 in Units 10A, 15, or 19.


For more information on deer hunting in Kansas, visit and click “Hunting,” “Big Game Information,” then “Deer.”