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Kansas Technical Committee - December 2, 2013

Black-footed Ferret Kansas State Conservationist’s Decision

The state of Kansas held a Kansas Technical Committee meeting where partners were invited to make their recommendation regarding this small targeted area. As a result of the meeting, Kansas will not be participating in a targeted area for the black-footed ferret.

The following reason for this decision is:

  • State legislation has been enacted in the state of Kansas since 1901 that requires landowners to control prairie dogs. Landowners are taxed and billed for the eradication of the prairie dogs by each township in the state. If the tax is not paid, it becomes a lien against the real estate.