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Fall Wildlife Checkpoints Planned

KSAL Staff - September 25, 2013 10:37 am

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, Kansas Highway Patrol and local law enforcement will conduct a joint checkpoint in central Kansas in early October.

The fall turkey season starts October 1, and the regular big duck season starts October 5. The checkpoint is intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws, as well as the state’s driver’s licensing laws.

Local law enforcement officers will operate the first stage of the checkpoint to be sure drivers are properly licensed to be driving. If a driver does not have a valid license, appropriate enforcement actions will be taken. Travelers should not expect major delays from this portion of the checkpoint.

Occupants of vehicles in the first check lane will be asked if they are hunters or are transporting wildlife. If yes in either case, drivers will be directed to a nearby KDWPT check lane where natural resource officers will check for required licenses and permits, count the game and gather biological, harvest, and hunter success information. This portion of the checkpoint should also cause minimal delay.

Additional wildlife checkpoints will occur around the state during the fall and winter hunting seasons.

Red Neck

September 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Law enforcement will do anything to stop people illegally. They would team up with the devil if it meant they could stop someone for no reason.

Fuchs Mi

September 26, 2013 at 11:39 am

If you have not noticed American people are losing all their rights little by little.

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