I just returned from a 9 day DIY bowhunt in Kansas. I hunted the same places as last season and what a difference! The KDWP has taken a HUGE step backwards in 2008 by increasing the amount of non-resident archery tags that are available. Basically everyone who applied got a tag and there were also thousands of leftovers. As a result, our hunting area's were over-run with out of state hunters, mostly guys from Michigan who are fed up with Michigan's long history of managing deer for quantity and not quality! When hunting in Kansas you typically see few deer but when you do see one it's often times a nice buck. It takes a while to get used to the very sparse sign that you find there but once you actually start hunting it's surprising the size of the deer that you see. This year however we saw about 5 times more hunters than last season at the same time, and fewer deer probably due to the increase in hunting pressure. Now couple that with the fact that more hunters means more dead deer and the quality of a Kansas hunt is doomed to be like Michigan's in years to come. It's a real shame that a state with Kansas's history of being a big buck hot spot has taken such a huge step backwards.