Action Alert:  Oppose Lowering of Nonresident Hunting License Fees in Kansas (HB 2671)

February 6, 2024 By: NDA Staff

Kansas House Bill 2671 (HB 2671) would lower nonresident hunting license fees to just $25 and require the fee for an annual hunting license to be refundable for any person who does not acquire a hunting permit for the applicable hunting license year. This would drastically cut much needed funding to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) while also having a negative impact on resident Kansas hunters and the state’s well managed deer herd.


Please consider joining the National Deer Association (NDA) in opposing this legislation. HB 2671 takes aim at funding generated through deer hunting in the state that ultimately supports the management of all wildlife significantly. Nationally we know that 80% of all hunters who purchase a hunting license are deer hunters, and hunting license sales are a significant contributor to the budgets of state wildlife management agencies, and Kansas is no exception. Furthermore, states are required to provide a financial match in order to receive critical dollars derived from the federal Pittman-Robertson Act. If passed, HB 2671 would pose a significant threat to state’s ability to receive that funding.

CLICK HERE to ask your lawmakers to oppose HB 2671.

NDA supports wildlife management led by state wildlife management agencies, not policy or regulations driven by misguided legislation like HB 2671. Please join us by opposing this bill that would harm KDWP’s ability to manage the state’s precious wildlife resources.