Monday, November 19, 2012
With the firearm portion of deer season set to begin next week, several agencies are planning a joint checkpoint for early December.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism along with local law enforcement will conduct the checkpoint in south central Kansas, intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws and driver's licensing laws.
Law enforcement will operate the first stage of the checkpoint to make sure drivers are properly licensed. Wildlife officials said major delays should not be expected.
Occupants will then be asked if they are hunters or are transporting wildlife. If yes, drivers will be directed to a nearby lane where other officers will check for other required licenses and permits.
Officers will also count the game and gather biological, harvest and hunter information. This is also expected to cause minimal delay.
Additional checkpoints will be scheduled around the state during the fall and winter hunting seasons.