- Point System: Kansas has a true preference point system in place. Therefore, you must have the highest number of points among all applicants in a particular unit to receive a tag. Drawing a whitetail tag in Kansas typically has very high drawing odds. Currently Kansas does not have a point system in place for mule deer – everyone’s chances are the same.
- License Purchase Yes/No: Upon drawing a deer tag you are required to purchase a $97.50 nonresident hunting license.
- Party Applications: Up to five applicants may apply together.
- Hunter’s Safety Card Requirement: Anyone born on or after July 1, 1957 must have a hunter’s safety card in their possession while afield. Youth under the age of 16 are not required to have a hunter’s safety card as long as they are accompanied by an adult while afield.
- Youth: A child of any age can apply for a deer tag in Kansas as long as he/she has a valid hunter’s safety card. Youth hunters 16 years of age and younger qualify to hunt the youth and disability rifle season in early September.
- Point System: Kansas has a true preference point system in place. Therefore, you must have the highest number of points among all applicants in a particular unit to receive a tag. Drawing a whitetail tag in Kansas typically has very high drawing odds.
- Currently Kansas does not have a point system in place for mule deer – everyone’s chances are the same.
Western Kansas Whitetails
Western Kansas Whitetails This veteran outfitter offers rifle, muzzleloader, and archery whitetail hunts from his quaint lodge in western, Kansas. WTA TAGS manager, Eric Pawlak, considers his archery hunt to be one of the best values in North America for the whitetail species. The outfitter controls over thirty miles of Platte River, Long Branch Creek, Rock Branch Creek, Sapa Creek, Beaver Creek, and The Republican River in Unit 1. These areas provide some of the best habitat for trophy class whitetail deer, and with his 135" minimum, you will be provided with an honest opportunity to harvest the whitetail of a lifetime. Drawing odds in Unit 1 typically run about 75% in the first year of applying and 100% in year two. WTA TAGS can handle this application on your behalf (please inquire about the Kansas mule deer stamp which is available in Unit 1). Outfitter #164
RATES: Archery - $4,000. Muzzleloader - $4,500. Rifle - $6,500
A fee of $500 will be applied for any deer harvested gross scoring under 135” B&C
Kansas Trophy Whitetails
Over the past several years, central Kansas has been producing some of our clients’ biggest trophies. The terrain is ideal for growing big mature whitetails. The area is split between crop land, pasture, wood lots, and creek bottoms. Along with great genetics, the agricultural crops in this part of the state provide the perfect feeding ground for these whitetails. These remote, unpopulated, secluded parts of the state don’t have near the deer numbers of the eastern parts of the state, but the ratio of mature bucks, in relation to the smaller number of hunters, simply cannot be beaten. This outfitter controls over 15,000 acres of private property that borders the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. These refuges are home to some of the largest bucks in the state. All hunts are conducted from tree stands or ground blinds between feeding and bedding areas. Outfitter #177
RATES: $5,195 5-day hunt.
- TAGS Application Deadline: Apr. 21, 2017
- State Deadline: Apr. 28, 2017
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