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Kansas-owned or managed lands not in Unit 19 special seasons

From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

-- To reduce public land hunting pressure and harvest, primarily on Clinton Wildlife Area, all state-owned or state-managed lands are excluded in the Unit 19 special seasons this year.

Deer hunters are reminded that Deer Management Unit 19 was created to focus greater deer harvest in the Kansas City-to-Topeka corridor. Two special seasons were created to reduce deer numbers in this area, primarily on private lands. However, these additional hunting opportunities have also significantly increased hunting pressure and harvest of deer on public lands within Unit 19.

Other state-owned properties not included in the Unit 19 special seasons include Douglas State Fishing Lake, near Baldwin, and the Kansas River Wildlife Area near Topeka. On these public lands, there will be no firearms deer hunting allowed during the Unit 19 early firearm season Oct. 9 to 17, and no archery deer hunting will be allowed during the extended archery season Jan. 10 to 31.

For more information about hunting on Clinton Wildlife Area or hunting opportunities in Unit 19, call Jason Tarwater at (785)887-6882 or KDWP Region 2 Office at (785)273-6740.