Kansas Hunting and Fishing Are Open; Hunters from Travel Quarantine List Must Self-Quarantine; Deer Hunting Applications Must be Submitted Online
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has announced that its spring hunting seasons will continue as planned, including spring turkey. Nonresidents may participate, but those from states on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s “travel quarantine list” will need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in Kansas. Nonresidents who purchased a spring turkey permit and are no longer able to travel to Kansas may get a refund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The states on the travel quarantine list include, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York and Washington. Also, on the list is anyone who traveled on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15, anyone who travelled internationally on or after March 15 or anyone identified by public health officials as the close contact of a person confirmed to have COVID-19.
The application period for the 2020 nonresident deer draw is now through April 24, but only online applications are accepted this year. Apply at https://www.kshuntfishcamp.com/signinWithIdentifierAndDob.page
Kansas state parks and wildlife areas remain open to the public, including campgrounds, boat ramps and restroom facilities. Camping is allowed, and most campsites, cabins and yurts can be reserved online through ReserveAmerica.com. State park offices are closed to the public. All KDWPT-owned fishing lakes remain open, except for Chase State Fishing Lake which is temporarily closed due to local mandate. Sportsmen and women are reminded to practice social distancing and refrain from gathering into groups.