Game Wardens, Sheriff’s Deputies to conduct checkpoints
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) game wardens and Kiowa County sheriff’s officers will conduct one or more joint checkpoints on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Deer, upland bird, and migratory game bird seasons will be underway. Checkpoints are intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws, as well as the state’s driver’s licensing laws.
Kiowa County deputies will operate the first stage of the checkpoints to be sure drivers are properly licensed to be driving. If a driver does not have a valid license, appropriate enforcement actions will be taken. Travelers should not expect major delays from this portion of the checkpoints.
Occupants of vehicles in the first check lane will be asked if they are hunters or are transporting wildlife. If yes in either case, drivers will be directed to a nearby KDWPT check lane where Kansas game wardens will check for required licenses and permits, count the game and gather biological, harvest, and hunter success information. This portion of the checkpoints should also cause minimal delay.
The following locations may be used if weather conditions and manpower allow:
- U.S. HWY 183 MILEPOST 68 – KIOWA COUNTY
- U.S. HWY 400 MILEPOST 110.5 – KIOWA COUNTY
- U.S HWY 400 MILEPOST 122 – KIOWA COUNTY
- U.S. HWY 54 MILEPOST 97.5– KIOWA COUNTY
- U.S. HWY 400 MILEPOST 106 – KIOWA COUNTY
- U.S. HWY 183 MILEPOST 51.5 – KIOWA COUNTY
Additional wildlife checkpoints will occur around the state during the fall and winter hunting seasons.