Fall turkey season opens October 1

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Consider doing your Thanksgiving dinner shopping outdoors this season

PRATT – The 2014 Fall Turkey Season is open Oct. 1 – Dec. 2 and Dec. 15, 2014 – Jan. 31, 2015, and for some hunters, getting their holiday bird at a grocery store remains a last resort. And since big game and turkey permits are now valid immediately after purchase, putting a bird on the table is easier than ever.

The state is divided into six turkey hunting units, and all but one are open to fall turkey hunting. Unit 4 in the southwest is closed during the fall season. Hunters who purchase a fall turkey permit, valid in units 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6, may also purchase up to three additional turkey game tags valid in Unit 2.

All hunters must have a turkey permit and a valid hunting license to hunt turkeys in Kansas. Residents 15 and younger, 75 and older and hunters hunting on land they own are exempt from hunting license requirements. Resident permits are $22.50 for hunters 16 and older and $7.50 for hunters 15 and younger. Resident turkey game tags are $12.50. Nonresident turkey permits are $32.50 and nonresident turkey game tags are $22.50.

For information on turkey hunting regulations, legal equipment, unit maps and public hunting areas, pick up or download a copy (ksoutdoors.com) of the2014 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Regulations Summaryand2014 Kansas Hunting Atlas. Permits and game tags are available wherever licenses are sold and at ksoutdoors.com.

Source: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

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