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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism - K.A.R. 115-2-1, 115-2-3, 115-2-4, 115-2-6, 115-7-1, 115-7-4, 115-7-10, 115-17-2, 115-17-3, 115-18-12, 115-18-19, 115-18-20, 115-25-14

Category:
  • Active Regulations
Date Added: 8/28/2017
Public Hearing Date and Time: Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
Public Hearing Location: Bryan Conference Center (inside Wheatland Broadband), 101 S Main St., Scott City

K.A.R., 115-2-1, 115-2-3, 115-2-4, 115-2-6, 115-7-1, 115-7-4, 115-7-10, 115-17-2, 115-17-3, 115-18-12, 115-18-19, 115-18-20, 115-25-14

K.A.R. 115-2-1.  This permanent regulation establishes fish and wildlife-related license and permit fees.  The proposed amendments would change the expiration dates of some of the issuances from December 31 to one year from the date of purchase, change the commercial bait dealer permit from one year to three years and reduce the fee by a net of $10.00 and offer a small discount for purchases of 5 issuances or more at the same time.

K.A.R. 115-2-3.  This permanent regulation establishes the overnight and annual camping permit prices, fees for utility connections, and related fees within state parks.  This is a user fee regulation and the proposed amendments would increase fees for a single park location, El Dorado, for long term camping.

K.A.R. 115-2-4.  This permanent regulation sets fees for vessel registrations and related issues for which a fee is charged.  The proposed amendments would increase vessel registrations by $10 for a three-year registration, or approximately $3.33 per year.

K.A.R. 115-2-6.  This permanent regulation establishes fees for certain permits and other issues, including the annual lease fee for private cabins on state park controlled lands.  The proposed amendments increases fees on most of the 230 private cabin and trailer sites within state park controlled lands.

K.A.R. 115-7-1.  This permanent regulation establishes legal fishing equipment and methods for sportfish and for nonsportfish.  The proposed amendments would require the use of barbless hooks when snagging for paddlefish.

K.A.R. 115-7-4.  This permanent regulation establishes general provisions applicable to fish processing and possession in Kansas.  The proposed amendments would require donations of sport fish to be accompanied by a donation slip, similar to what occurs with other wildlife species.

K.A.R. 115-7-10.  This permanent regulation establishes special provisions related to fishing.  The proposed amendments would update the reference document related to new invasive species waters.

K.A.R. 115-17-2.  This permanent regulation establishes the legal species that can be sold for commercial fish bait.  The proposed amendments would allow for the sale of dead specimens of gizzard shad as fish bait.

K.A.R. 115-17-3.  This permanent regulation establishes the requirements, application and general provisions for commercial fish bait permits.  The proposed amendments would change fish bait permits to a three-year permit.

K.A.R. 115-18-12.  This permanent regulation establishes the trout permit and for what types of fishing the trout permit is needed.  The proposed amendments would change the expiration of the trout permit from calendar year to one year from the date of purchase.

K.A.R. 115-18-19.  This permanent regulation establishes the paddlefish permit.  The proposed changes would allow youth participants snagging with permitted adults to utilize the carcass tags of the adult, similar to trout fishing, and remove the requirement of a questionaire.

K.A.R. 115-18-20.  This permanent regulation establishes the tournament black bass pass.  The proposed amendments would change the expiration of the pass from calendar year to one year from the date of purchase.

K.A.R. 115-25-14.  This exempt regulation establishes statewide limits and open seasons for fishing in Kansas. The proposed changes relate to splitting blue catfish and channel catfish statewide creel limits, changing the wiper statewide creel limit, updates to the reference document related to length and creel limits for specific bodies of water and modifications to three trout waters.

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Any individual with a disability may request the regulations and supporting documents in an accessible format. Requests for accommodations should be made at least five working days in advance of the CRRB meeting by contacting (785) 271-3200 or crrb@ks.gov.