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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 42 - Issue 11 - March 16, 2023

State of Kansas

Wildlife and Parks Commission

Notice of Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulations

A public hearing will be conducted by the Wildlife and Parks Commission at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum, WY Co. Park, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, Kansas, to consider the approval and adoption of proposed administrative regulations of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

The public hearing will begin at 12:00 p.m. April 27, 2023, at the location above. Other commission business will follow and will include general discussions, which may include educational presentations, workshop sessions, and public comment opportunities following the public hearing and again toward the end of the meeting. The meeting will continue until all business is complete.

Any individual with a disability may request an accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing and may request the proposed regulations and economic impact statements in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation to participate in the hearing should be made at least five working days in advance of the hearing by contacting Sheila Kemmis, Commission secretary, at 620-672-5911. Persons with a hearing impairment may call the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 1-800-432-0698 to request special accommodations.

This 30-day notice period prior to the hearing constitutes a public comment period for the purpose of receiving written public comments on the proposed administrative regulations.

All interested parties may submit written comments prior to the hearing to the Chairman of the Commission, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, 1020 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612 or to, if submitted electronically. All interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity at the hearing to express their views orally regarding the adoption of the proposed regulations. During the hearing, all written and oral comments submitted by interested parties will be considered by the commission as a basis for approving, amending and approving, or rejecting the proposed regulations.

The regulations that will be heard during the regulatory hearing portion of the meeting are as follows:

K.A.R. 115-25-5. This regulation amendment covers the provisions and restrictions for the turkey fall season, bag limits, and permits.

Economic Impact Summary: The overwhelming majority of the anticipated costs are to the agency of lost permit/tag revenue of $91,900 annually.

K.A.R. 115-25-6. This regulation outlines the provisions and restrictions of turkey spring season, bag limits, permits, and game tags.

Economic Impact Summary: The overwhelming majority of the anticipated costs are to the agency of lost permit/tag revenue of $695,662 annually.

Copies of the complete text of the regulations and economic impact statements may be obtained by writing the chairman of the Commission at the address above, electronically on the department’s website at, or by calling 785-296-2281.

Gerald Lauber
Wildlife and Parks Commission

Doc. No. 050961