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Spring turkey permits go on sale Jan. 12

Hunters have through Feb. 13 to apply online for Unit 4 Spring Turkey Permits

 

Have you been dreaming of longbeards? Do you find yourself spending extended periods of time listening for gobbles in the distance? Are you driving your family nuts practicing clucks and purrs on your turkey call? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing spring turkey hunting withdrawals. But don’t worry, help is on the way!

All 2015 Spring turkey permits will be available over-the-counter and online beginning Jan. 12, except for Unit 4 permits, available only to Kansas residents and are disbursed through a lottery drawing. Applications for the 500 permits allocated in Unit 4 will be accepted from Jan. 10-Feb. 14. Applications can be made by visiting www.ksoutdoors.com. Hunters may apply for a Unit 4 Spring Turkey Permit or a Unit 4 Spring Turkey Permit/Game Tag Combo; however the game tag will only be valid in Units 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6.

Kansas youth (15 and under) may purchase a spring turkey permit valid statewide over the counter or online and will not need to enter the Unit 4 draw. Unit 4 spring turkey permits are also valid in adjacent Units 1, 2, and 5.

UNIT 4 SPRING TURKEY APPLICATION FEES:

General Application: $27.50

Landowner/Tenant Application: $17.50

General Combo Permit/Game Tag Application: $32.50

Landowner/Tenant Combo Permit/Game Tag Application: $22.50

Preference Point only: $6.50

There is a $6.50 nonrefundable application fee. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a refund check and be issued a preference point. If you do not want to apply for a permit and want to purchase a preference point only, you may do so online by selecting Spring Turkey Preference Point Application. Only one point may be obtained per year.

Any individual who has purchased a Spring Turkey Permit is eligible for one Second Turkey Game Tag. Game tags are valid in Units 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 ONLY. Individuals who possess a Spring Turkey Permit and Turkey Game Tag may harvest both turkeys the same day to obtain their bag limit.

The spring turkey season will open April 1-14 for youth and hunters with disabilities, and April 6-14 for archery hunters. The regular spring season is April 15-May 31, 2015.

For more information, including pricing on all other turkey permits and game tags, visit www.ksoutdoors.com, or call (620) 672-5911.