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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
by Brent Lager
Firearm deer season opens Wednesday
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Nov. 25, 2012 6:23 p.m.

Local deer hunters will hit the field on Wednesday with hopes of putting venison in the freezer or getting a chance at a trophy-size buck.

The regular firearm season runs through Dec. 9. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Any unfilled permit is valid during the firearm season. In addition to their deer permit, all hunters, unless exempt by law, must also have a Kansas hunting license. Resident permits may be purchased wherever licenses are sold and online.

All legal equipment types are allowed during the firearm season; however, hunters with archery permits must use archery equipment and hunters with muzzleloader permits must use muzzleloaders. Crossbows are archery equipment.

Hunters should remember that all deer must be tagged before moving the carcass from the kill site.

However, KDWPT offers a voluntary option that allows hunters to register their deer through the Internet, using photos taken at the harvest site.

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