Pratt, KS -(AmmoLand.com)- Among Kansas’ big game species, antelope, also commonly referred to as pronghorn because of their hook-shaped horns, are some of the most elusive mammals to hunt in the state.
With vision that can span distances as far as three miles out, and top speeds that easily rival most interstate drivers, it’s a wonder how any hunter manages to fill a tag in the species’ preferred habitat: wide open prairie. For Kansas residents willing to take on the challenge, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is accepting firearm and muzzleloader permit applications for the 2016 antelope season through June 10. Huntable populations of antelope exist only in the western portion of the state, and a limited number of muzzleloader and firearm permits are available by a lottery draw.
Applications can be made online by visiting ksoutdoors.com and then clicking “Hunting,” “Fees, Licenses and Permits,” then “Antelope & Elk,” or by calling the KDWPT Pratt Operations Office at (620) 672-5911. Hunters may apply for either a general resident permit, a landowner/tenant permit, a youth permit, …Read the Rest