Archive for Thursday, December 18, 2003

Citations issued to deer hunters

December 18, 2003

Kansas Wildlife and Parks officers issued four citations on Dec. 6 to deer hunters in Leavenworth County, according to Glenn Cannizzaro, wildlife and parks conservation officer for the area.

Using officers in three vehicles and a Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter, officers surveyed Leavenworth County from 8 a.m. until noon, Cannizzaro said.

Officers checked 24 deer licenses and issued citations for failure to wear orange while hunting deer, failure to have a deer permit in possession while hunting and possessing an untagged deer. Another citation was issued because a deer had been taken at Clinton Wildlife Area, in Douglas County, using a game tag in violation of the law.

In another instance, in the northwest part of the county, officers were unable to make contact with three people who were seen dragging a deer without a tag. No citations were issued.

Cannizzaro noted that firearms deer season has ended. He asks residents who know of anyone taking deer unlawfully to call him, (913) 845-3392, or call the sheriff's office, (913) 724-1313.

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