KANSAS

Deer Forecast 2003

Outdoor Life Online Editor

The new Kansas City-Topeka Suburban Corridor deer management unit will feature "longer hunting seasons and increased game tag availability," says Department of Wildlife and Parks big-game biologist Lloyd Fox. The changes include new January archery and October gun seasons. Meanwhile, Kansas deer numbers are very high, partly because the 2002 harvest of 90,000 deer was 10,000 below the 2001 take. For bigger bucks, try units 14 and 16, says Fox. Contact: Department of Wildlife and Parks (913-831-3058; www. kdwp.state.ks.us).

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