Kansas Population and Management Archive - Kansas Page

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Kansas Deer Population and Management Archive

Annual Deer Hunt

1965: 1,153

1994: 43,840

1995: 46,590

1996: 52,050

1997: 63,140

1998: 81,100

1999: 101,300

2000: 111,159

2001: 101,554

2002: 82,912

2003: 71,283

2004: 76,935

2005: 74,910

2006: 79,191

2007: 73,681

2008: 80,490

2009: 87,047

2010: 89,038

2011: 97,938

2012: 94,070

2013* 89,664

2014: 97,394

2015: 95,813

2016: 86,140

2017: 79,567

2018: 81,769

2019: 77,900

*From 2014 report


Source


See the 2012 report for historic data.

2021

Kansas deer season dates approved for 2021-22 April 21, 2021

2020

Effects of white‐tailed deer exclusion on the plant community composition of an upland tallgrass prairie ecosystem (2020). KJ Bloodworth, ME Ritchie, KJ Komatsu - Journal of Vegetation Science

Hunting preview 2020 September 9, 2020 Kansas, Kansas City Star

The hunt is on for deer in Kansas September 15, 2020

........2019

Bill could change Kan. deer hunting March 4, 2019 Kansas

Deer populations are declining in some parts of Kansas March 11, 2019 Kansas

Fawn survival, cause-specific mortality, and bed-site selection of white-tailed deer and mule deer in Western Kansas M Kern - 2019

Hunters find mountain lion carcass in north-central Kansas January 31, 2019

If You Want to Go Whitetail Deer Hunting, These Are the 9 States You Should Visit September 9, 2019 Kansas

Kansas wildlife secretary at odds with lawmaker over transfer of deer permits February 24, 2019

Moose, rare animal sightings catch attention of wildlife experts December 27, 2019 Kansas

Record Number of Deer Hunters Apply for Kansas Limited Draw Permits May 30, 2019

.......2018

Oh Deer [Population] October 8, 2018 Kansas

Research to focus on deer in northwest Kansas February 12, 2018 Kansas,

......2017

Disguised drones boost wildlife management August 25, 2017 Kansas

Great Plains Deer Herd Update 2017 December 6, 2017 Kansas,

Kansas 2016-17 Deer Harvest

Mother Nature will be tested in healing burned prairies March 11, 2017 Kansas

Outlook good for hunters as hunting season starts September 2, 2017, Kansas

Wild Fire's Impact March 30, 2017 Kansas,

.....2016

Amendment would establish hunting, fishing right in Kansas January 27, 2016

Depredation Tags: Are Farmers Gaming the System? September 13, 2016 Kansas

Effects of wildlife after a wildfire April 25, 2016 Kansas

Kansas Raises Cost of Non-Resident Deer Tags June 7, 2016

Kansas rich with deer October 28, 2016 Kansas

Kansas to offer fewer deer permits April 1, 2016

Kansas wildlife and parks predicts quality deer season November 25, 2016

Kansas wildlife is out, but livestock concerns remain April 1, 2016

Lush vegetation could lead to more deer-vehicle strikes-- Keep yourself protected October 13, 2016 Kansas

Targeting the ethics, legality and dangers of guaranteed kill that 'canned hunting' provides November 14, 2016 Kansas

The Latest: Bill dealing with deer antlers divides Kansas legislators April 30, 2016

Whitetail Deer in Kansas Struggle to Escape Flooding Near Highway 400 January 1, 2016

....2015

2015 Trophy Deer Forecast: Great Plains October 21, 2015 Kansas

Bills under consideration would affect KDWPT February 17, 2015 Kansas

Bountiful deer harvest not likely in firearms season December 2, 2015 Kansas

Cost increases approved for Kansas fishing and hunting licenses November 1, 2015

Decades-long tradition worthy of preservation November 27, 2015 Kansas

Deer concerns in Kansas January 8, 2015

Device helps find deer that have been shot October 18, 2015 Kansas,

Extended Antlerless Deer Season ... December 28, 2015 Kansas,

House wrong on wildlife management June 9, 2015 Kansas

Hunters more successful in-state December 31, 2015 Kansas

Hunting, fishing fees could rise significantly August 1, 2015 Kansas

Kansas celebrates 50 years of deer hunting December 5, 2015 Kansas

Kansas deer season by the numbers November 29, 2015

Kansas’ deer-hunting architect December 12, 2015

KDWPT seeks fee hike for hunters, anglers August 9, 2015 Kansas

New data show efforts to restore habitat for sage grouse benefits songbirds, too September 14, 2015 Kansas,

New laws mean changes in Kansans' lives June 30, 2015 Kansas,

Photo 'indisputable proof' that mountain lions live in Kansas September 25, 2015 Kansas,

Proposal calls for constitutional right to hunt, fish, trap in Kansas February 6, 2015 Kansas

Senate defeats antlers bill after short debate June 4, 2015 Kansas

Some Kansas deer hunters to see reduced opportunities this year March 18, 2015

Wildlife and Parks to formalize 2015 deer seasons March 20, 2015 Kansas

Wildlife commission to vote on increased hunting/fishing fees October 15, 2015 Kansas,

Wildlife official nixes mountain lion report July 31, 2015 Kansas

...2014

A look at outdoors-related bills in Legislature February 15, 2014 Kansas

Deer hunting means big bucks for Ohio's economy December 8, 2014 Kansas

Deer-archery season underway in Kansas September 20, 2014 Kansas

Electronic registration system to help Kansas Wildlife and Parks biologists and hunters September 18, 2014 Kansas

Firearms season shaping up as more of the same for Kansas hunters November 28, 2014 Kansas

Giving property owner poached animals a bad idea March 16, 2014 Kansas

Hunter Survey Participation Vital For Deer Management February 7, 2014 Kansas

Kansas wardens crack down on violations to open deer season December 3, 2014

KDWPT commission looks at smaller deer-hunting seasons March 16, 2014 Kansas

KDWPT meeting, dogs for deer tracking June 14, 2014 Kansas

KDWPT poorly managing deer, herds in decline November 3, 2014 Kansas

Landowner seeks law after state keeps poached antlers February 15, 2014 Kansas,

Mountain Lion confirmed in Kansas October 22, 2014

Opening weekend busy for Kansas game wardens November 11, 2014

Planning for 2014 Kansas Deer Season January 11, 2014

Poaching on valued land October 25, 2014 Kansas

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge to allow deer and turkey hunting, eventuallyMay 22, 2014 Kansas

Reducing deer permits to be discussed at commission meeting December 31, 2014 Kansas

Shortage of game wardens critical in Kansas November 2, 2014 Kansas

The hunt is on in Missouri and Kansas: Here’s what to expect October 4, 2014 Kansas City Star

The hunt is on in Missouri and Kansas; here’s what to expect October 10, 2014 Kansas

Top outdoors stories of 2013, declining deer populations January 4, 2014 Kansas

Wildlife and Parks shortens deer season and number of permits March 23, 2014 Kansas

..2013

Crossbows, all centerfires legalized for deer hunting in Kansas March 21, 2013 Kansas

Deer season off and running December 7, 2013 Kansas

Deer value key in Kansas hunting camp sentencing October 27, 2013

Discovering deer habits: A new type of learning. December 21, 2013 Kansas

Federal game warden hopes poaching case results deter other deer poachers November 4, 2013 Kansas

G&F Forecast: Best Bets for Great Plains Deer Hunting in 2013 October, 2013

Hunter who unlawfully killed a deer in Kansas is sentenced to prison July 31, 2013 Kansas

Kansas and Missouri Deer in 2013 October 19, 2013 Kansas City

Kansas deer hunting is nationally known, but maintaining status is a challenge October 19, 2013

Kansas Deer Season 2013: Hunting Forecast October 4, 2013

Kansas deer-hunting times have changed September 29, 2013

Kansas lakes, wildlife not out of the woods on drought April 27, 2013

Kansas tweaks deer-hunting regulations November 8, 2013

KDWPT changes add more hunting opportunities April 20, 2013 Kansas

KDWPT wants statewide crossbows, liberalization of deer hunting cartridges January 11, 2013 Kansas

Looking back on 40 years of Kansas deer hunting September 16, 2013 Kansas

Opinions vary on Quivira refuge regulations May 5, 2013 Kansas

Regulation changes await hunters August 11, 2013 Kansas

Special deer season this weekend in Kansas October 10, 2013 Kansas

Tracking dogs can sometimes help recover deer, but not in Kansas December 14, 2013

Types of coyote hunting again up for discussion with KDWPT commissioners June 23, 2013 Kansas

Wildlife and Parks commission considers season changes, price reduction October 12, 2013 Kansas

Wildlife and Parks commissions studies more firearm options for deer hunting March 16, 2013 Kansas

.2012

2012 marks 75th anniversary of landmark legislation that brought wildlife back January 6, 2012, Kansas

Are deer headed to extinction in Kansas? February 10, 2012

Charges filed in shooting of decoy deer March 10, 2012 Kansas

Deer numbers debated December 26, 2012 Kansas

Drought-ridden Kansas causes changes in deer scene November 25, 2012

Elk rare in county, in spite of recent sightings November 10, 2012 Kansas

Elk sightings on the rise in Kansas December 9, 2012

Heat, drought tough on wildlife August 4, 2012 Kansas

Hunting enthusiasts think it's time for heavier poaching fines Febuary 14, 2012 Kansas

Kansas Crossbow Survey ID Numbers Online August 16, 2012

Kansas deer quantity, quality won't get better December 15, 2012

Kansas Department of Wildlife: Deer season is 'box of chocolates', deer population, December 1, 2012

Kansas Electronic Registration of Deer Available November 9, 2012 Kansas

Kansas man accused of poaching deer that would have broken state record February 10, 2012

Kansas, Sumner County deer poaching fines increase November 14, 2012

Life anew in the deer world, every month of the year November 5, 2012 Kansas

Mountain Lion confirmed in Stafford County November 17, 2012 Kansa

Notes from last week's commission meeting January 11, 2012 Kansas

Operation Wildlife serves unique role in the state April 28, 2012 Kansas

Poaching fines get super-sized next year September 15, 2012 Kansas

Poaching, Hunting's dark side October 13, 2012 Kansas

Senate crossbow bill may be dead March 15, 2012 Kansas

Sightings of mountain lions increasing in Kansas November 20, 2012

Tensions rise in crossbow debate March 8, 2012 Kansas

Texting whereabouts of deer illegal in Kansas December 11, 2012

2011

10 deer hunters issued citations December 12, 2011 Kansas

Crossbows – the next great Kansas deer debate August 18, 2011

Feds charge 12 hunters in Kansas hunting camp probe August 11, 2011

Five Antlered Does in Missouri November 30, 2011 Kansas

Kansas deer herd looks in good shape December 3, 2011

Kansas hunting camp owner, guide face sentencing June 18, 2011 Kansas

KDWP ponders changes in deer policies April 30, 2011 Kansas

Leavenworth Commissioners advance coyote hunting ordinance November 10, 2011 Kansas

Meetings designed to glean public input on suggested new deer regulations August 19, 2011 Kansas

Officials spotlight deer for survey December 1, 2011 Kansas

Seasons change according to shining lights November 17, 2011 Kansas

Texas man sentenced to 31/2 years in Kansas deer poaching case June 21, 2011 Kansas

Twelve men enter pleas on charges of poaching September 9, 2011 Kansas

Wildlife and Parks commission considers job cuts, tougher enforcement October 15, 2011 Kansas

Deer, can I count on you? Counting Deer in Kansas December 9, 2010

Kansas WAFWA

Kansas: Land of Ahhhs September 22, 2010