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House backs bill to expand deer hunting for non-Kansans


February 27, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill allowing Kansas landowners to resell their permits for hunting white-tail deer on the open market to nonresidents won approval in the House on Tuesday.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the bill survived a first-round House vote, but similar bills have failed to survive the legislative process in recent years.

Bill sponsor Rep. Ken Corbet, a Republican of Topeka, said the bill is about rural revitalization and he expected permit transfers would attract 4,500 tourists a year.

State officials worry the proposal would lead to an increase in poaching by trophy...

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