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PRATT — After the initial nonresident deer permit drawing in May, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) had approximately 4,000 permits leftover in 11 deer management units for the 2012 season. The agency put these permits up for sale on a first-come, first-served basis, but as of July 11, more than 1,200 of these Whitetail Either-Sex permits were still available. Those hunters whose favorite unit does not have leftover permits may purchase a permit for an adjacent unit, if it has leftover permits, then select their favorite unit as the adjacent unit where they may also hunt.
As of July 11, leftover Nonresident Whitetail Either Sex Deer permits were available in the following units: Unit 10 — 354; Unit 11 — 27; Unit 12 — 247; Unit 13 — 350; and Unit 14 — 242. With these permits, the hunter designates equipment/season choice, as well as one adjacent unit, at time of purchase. They will be sold online through the KDWPT website to any nonresident who does not already have a 2012 permit at the ksoutdoors.com, under “License/Permits.”
Applicants can check the number of deer permits by unit that are still available online at the KDWPT website, ksoutdoors.com, under “Hunting/Applications-and-
Hunters who purchase a leftover permit will lose any preference points they may have accumulated for next year's drawing. Applicants who were successful in the nonresident drawing may not purchase a leftover permit. No hunter may purchase more than one permit that allows the take of an antlered deer. An antlered deer permit is required before purchasing a Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer permit.