State offering new hunting & fishing licenses, higher fees

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT - FILE)

PRATT, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism began offering new five-year hunting, fishing and hunt/fish licenses on January 1st.  With the new licenses come some fee changes as well.

The state is now selling five-year hunting or fishing license for $102.50.  That compares with the purchase of a one-year license that costs $27.50.  Over five years, the total of five one-year licenses would cost $137.50.

A five year combination hunting and fishing license now costs $182.50 as opposed to purchasing five one-year licenses which would cost $212.50 if purchased before February 1, 2016.  After February 1st, the new licenses will cost $237.50.

KDWPT also is offering an annual hunting/fishing combination license that costs $42.50 if purchased before February 1st.   After February February 1st, the license will cost $47.50.

The Agency said deer and turkey permit prices had not increased since 1984, and genera hunting and fishing licenses since 2002.

Youth and senior lifetime pass license fees were not increased.

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