This week, Governor Laura Kelly signed pro-hunting legislation, House Bill 2456, into law. The measure will go into effect on July 1, 2022.
House Bill 2456 establishes the Kansas kids lifetime combination hunting and fishing license. As amended, such a license shall be issued to children who are five-years-old or younger, and the price of a license will not exceed $300. The Senate added an amendment creating a second level of the license, to be available for children between the ages of 6 to 7, not to exceed $500. This legislation provides Kansas youth with the ability to get in the field and experience one of America’s oldest traditions, earlier and longer. Hunters are the most important part of environmental conservation efforts. HB 2456 will go a long way towards helping to bolster the ranks of those who appreciate this country’s rich hunting heritage.
Thank you to Governor Laura Kelly for signing this important pro-hunting measure into law, as well as Rep. Ken Corbet and those legislators who voted in support of House Bill 2456. Also, thank you to NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters who contacted their lawmakers in support of this bill.