Apps available for New Kansas Kids Lifetime Hunting, Fishing License

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks announced that the application period for the state’s new lifetime hunting and fishing license for children began on October 14.

Any young resident 7 years of age or younger at the time of application will be eligible to have a Kansas Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License purchased in their name at a discounted rate: $302.50 for ages 5 and under and 502 $.50 for 6 or 7 year olds. year.

Paper applications can be downloaded here. Electronic applications will be available from January 2023.

Individuals wishing to purchase a Kansas Kids Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License for a youth should follow these tips:

  • An application must be completed for each child, including proof of Kansas residency. Incomplete files will be returned.
  • This calendar year only, KDWP will honor all eligible applications that are completed, submitted and postmarked by December 31, 2022, even if the child has recently “aged”. After December 31, 2022, only young residents who are 7 years of age or younger at the time of application and postmark date will be eligible.
  • Requests will be processed by licensing staff in the order they are received. And applicants will be notified once their application has been approved.
  • Due to the already reduced rate (compared to existing Kansas Lifetime Licenses), payment plans will not be available for the Kansas Children’s Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License; Payment is due in full upon request.

Anyone born on or after July 1, 1957 must be certified through an approved course in hunter education before they can legally hunt in Kansas, except that anyone 15 years of age or younger can hunt without a hunter education certification provided they or under the direct supervision of an adult 18 years of age or older. Purchasing a Kansas Kids Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License does not eliminate this requirement.

For more information on the Kansas Kids Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License, including a downloadable PDF of frequently asked questions, click here.

For more information on Kansas Hunter Education, including a list of all available courses, visit

Milton S. Rodgers