Hunt Fort Riley Kansas

(and surrounding public areas)


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Friday, February 17, 2017

Saint George, Kansas

In late February, the computer license sales and reservation system the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) have used for many years will be no more. A new and improved system, provided by Active Network, will go into full operation. Active Network has provided the software and point-of-sale hardware for 11 years that allowed KDWPT to accept campsite and cabin reservations and sell licenses online, maintaining all license records electronically. That contract expired and a new contract, with some changes, is now in place.

License buyers and campers won't notice a big difference; however, the current license sales system will shut down at 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 18, and the new system will be online at 8 a.m. on Feb. 22. No license or permit sales will be available through the system for roughly three days. The campsite and cabin reservation system will shut down at 12:01 a.m., Feb. 20 and go back online at 6 p.m., Feb. 21.

While it may be inconvenient for anyone who tries to buy a license or make a reservation during the downtime, this time is important to allow data to be transferred, configurations to be completed and to ensure everything is working properly before going live. The new system will retain the KDWPT numbers of everyone who purchased a hunting or fishing license in the old system, and there will be no changes in pricing.

The new system will provide some advantages to users, including allowing customers to purchase hunting and fishing licenses at the same time they make camping or cabin reservations. It will allow customers to reprint licenses within 48 hours if they were unable to print during the transaction. Other features include allowing customers to browse available licenses and permits before they make a purchase, buy licenses or permits for multiple years when available (such as buying a 2017 hunting license and a 2016 HIP stamp) and logging in with an email address to edit personal information on record such as address and phone number.

One significant change with the new system involves permits that have carcass tags attached, such as deer, turkey, elk, and antelope, which could have been purchased from home and printed out on a desktop printer under the old system. This caused many issues for Law Enforcement since there was no way to prohibit someone from printing multiple carcass tags with one permit. In the new system, permits with carcass tags will have to be purchased and issued through a license agent or over the phone, in which case the permit/carcass tag will be mailed to the customer. Make a great weekend!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Kansas Bowhunters to Meet in Hutchinson Feb 24-26

Angler-Education-Instructor-Certification-Course-Feb.-25

Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic March 25th

FROG Youth Spring Turkey Hunt April 1-2

Women Only Weekend Event May 5-7

All you FACEBOOK users can like me at:Hunt Fort Riley.

Until next time, be well, get into the outdoors and take a young person, soldier or both with you.

David




Photo courtesy Jim Champagne

About my site:

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR MY SERVICES. Hunt Fort Riley is a NON PROFIT WEB SITE I do not ask for or expect donations. I provide this site for the sole purpose of getting people out of the barracks and into the outdoors, introducing soldiers, youth and the handicap to the sport of hunting and fishing while providing healing to wounded warriors, and help those who desire to discover the many resources available on Fort Riley while doing so in a safe and legal way with the emphasis on safety.

Because I am no longer fully retired my availability to personally guide is severely limited. I will however be available either by phone or e-mail to answer any questions you might have and to offer suggestions as to where you might start. I will continue to guide on weekends and days off.

You can email me at;David@huntfortriley.com

My contact numbers are:


Home: 785-494-2997

Cell: 785-477-6467

Kansas fishing information can be found by clicking the link below. 

Kansas isportsman registration/log in


The offical Search Engine endorsed by Hunt Fort Riley


Photo courtesy Donny Davis

 
Fort Riley Kansas is home to 101,000 acres of some of the best spring turkey hunting in the state of Kansas. Since the re-introduction of the wild turkey in the 80s the numbers have steadily increase. There are currently two distinct species located on post. These are the larger Eastern and the slightly smaller Rio Grande. There is also a hybrid of these two species. Since Kansas offers a rather long season from the second week in April until the end of May; allowing two gobblers which may be taken on the same day, hunters flock here from every part of the United States. It is a turkey hunters' paradise!;

30 Years of hunting Fort Riley.

I have hunted every inch of the post and if there is a covey of quail or flock of turkeys I don't know of, then they simply don't exist.  There is a common misconception that civilians can't hunt on the fort.  There are some special requirements that have to be met but hunting on post is open to everyone. 

What you will need to hunt on post

In addition to a valid Kansas Resident or non-resident hunting license, post regulations have specific requirements. 

You can learn all you need to know by clicking on the links below:

NOTE FIRST TIME VISITORS TO FORT RILEY READ THIS FIRST!

Fort Riley Isportsman Net

Accessing Fort Riley MUST READ if you're planning a trip to Fort Riley.

Fort Riley Regulation 190-1

Fort Riley Regulation 210-15

Purchase an Online License

Traditional Hunter's Education Courses

Internet Assisted Hunter's Education Courses

The Latest FROG NEWS

NOTE FIRST TIME VISITORS TO FORT RILEY READ THIS FIRST!

DEFENSIVE TURKEY HUNTING.

A TURKEY HUNTERS CHECKLIST.

HOW TO CLEAN A WILD TURKEY

PRACTICE WILD TURKEY SOUNDS

HOW TO BUILD AN INEXPENSIVE BURLAP BLIND

10 KEYS TO MENTORING A SUCCESSFUL YOUTH TURKEY HUNT

SCORE YOUR BIRD

WILD TURKEY RECIPES

ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION FACEBOOK PAGE

LETTERS AND STORIES

FIND A PLACE TO SHOOT

LINKS I ENDORSE


Photo courtesy Donny Davis


Photo courtesy Donny Davis


Photo courtesy Donny Davis