Driver’s License, Wildlife Checkpoints Planned in Northeast Kansas

Joint effort will check drivers’ licenses and possession of wildlife

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) Game Wardens, Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) Troopers and county sheriff’s officers will conduct joint highway checkpoints at various locations on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Upland bird, deer and migratory bird seasons will be underway, and these checkpoints are intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws, as well as the state’s driver’s licensing laws.

Depending on the location, KHP Troopers, or county sheriff’s officers, will operate the first stage of the checkpoints to be sure drivers are properly licensed to be driving. If a driver does not have a valid license, appropriate enforcement actions will be taken. Travelers should not expect major delays from this portion of the checkpoints.

Occupants of vehicles in the first check lane will be asked if they are hunters, or are transporting wildlife. Travelers answering yes, in either case, will be directed to a nearby KDWPT check lane where Game Wardens will check for required licenses and permits, count the game and gather biological, harvest, and hunter success information. This portion of the checkpoints should also cause minimal delay.

The following locations may be used if weather conditions and manpower allow:

Northeast Kansas – Game Wardens and KHP Troopers

  • Kansas 7 Highway near White Cloud
  • US-73 Highway near Atchison
  • US-59 Highway near Nortonville
  • US-36 Highway near Sabetha

Additional wildlife checkpoints will occur around the state during the fall and winter hunting seasons.