Deer

Deer

Two deer species thrive in Kansas: the mule deer and the white-tailed deer.

Mule deer are restricted to the western one-third of the state, primarily on the High Plains, Smoky Hills, and Red Hills regions. As you travel west to east, mule deer are less abundant, and whitetail numbers increase.

Whitetailed deer numbers have increased dramatically in the last 20 years, and they can be found virtually statewide wherever suitable habitat exists. Highest whitetail densities are in the eastern one-third of the state. Whitetails have adapted well to Kansas’ modern landscape, finding cover in natural woodlands, shelterbelts, old homesteads and grasslands, and abundant food in cropfields. The selective management program has created a healthy deer herd, with excellent potential for trophy-sized bucks in all regions.

Season Information
Current Seasons
Deer Season - Archery - Statewide

Dates: 09/12/2016 - 12/31/2016


Deer - Archery - Fort Riley - Fort Riley

Dates: 09/12/2016 - 12/31/2016


Upcoming Seasons
Deer Season - PRE-RUT WHITETAIL ANTLERLESS - Statewide

Dates: 10/08/2016 - 10/09/2016

Any permit that allows the harvest of a white-tailed antlerless deer is valid during this season. Equipment and unit restrictions on permit imposed. Hunter orange clothing is required.


Deer Season - Regular Firearm - Statewide

Dates: 11/30/2016 - 12/11/2016


Deer Extended Season - Firearms Whitetail Antlerless Only - Units 6, 8, 9, 10, 16, and 17

Dates: 01/01/2017 - 01/02/2017

January Deer Season - Extended Firearms Whitetail Antlerless Only


Deer Extended Season - Extended Archery Whitetail Antlerless Only (DMU 19) - DMU 19

Dates: 01/16/2017 - 01/31/2017

The following unfilled permits are valid during this season using archery equipment only for antlerless whitetails. Resident and nonresident Archery Either species/ Either-sex permit, nonresident Archery White-tailed Deer permit, resident Any-Season White-tailed Deer permit, Hunt-Own-Land Permit valid for Unit 19, Special Hunt-Own-Land permit valid for Unit 19, and Antlerless White-tailed Deer permit. A 2017 hunting license is required, unless exempt by Kansas law. Hunter orange clothing is required.


Deer Extended Season - Firearm Whitetail Antlerless Only - Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14

Dates: 01/01/2017 - 01/08/2017


Deer - Fort Riley - Youth & Disability - Fort Riley

Dates: 10/07/2016 - 10/10/2016

Deer - Fort Riley - Youth & Disability


Deer - Firearms - Fort Riley - Fort Riley

Dates: 11/25/2016 - 11/27/2016


Deer - Firearms - Fort Riley - Fort Riley

Dates: 12/17/2016 - 12/23/2016


Deer - Archery by Special Authorization - Fort Riley

Dates: 01/09/2017 - 01/31/2017

Fort Riley Special Authorization


Deer - Firearm - Smoky Hill - Smoky Hill

Dates: 11/30/2016 - 12/11/2016

Smoky Hill ANG Firearms Deer Season


License Information

Quotas and Draw Stats    |    Deer Permit Purchasing Guide    |    Deer Management Units

Annual Hunting License -

All resident hunters age 16 through 74 must have a resident hunting license unless exempt by Kansas Law.  Nonresident hunters, regardless of age, must have a nonresident hunting license.  Annual hunting licenses can be purchased online by clicking here or through all licensed agents, or Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism offices.

For more information see the Deer Management Unit Map and Deer Regulations 

Schedules A, B, and C list all deer permits available. To Determine which permits you are eligible to obtain, click here for the online deer permit guide.    

 2016 SEASON DATES:
  • Youth and Disability Season: Sept. 3 - Sept. 11, 2016
  • Early Muzzleloader Season: Sept. 12 - Sept. 25, 2016
  • Archery Season: Sept. 12 - Dec. 31, 2016
  • Pre-Rut Firearm Whitetail Antlerless Season:  Oct. 8- Oct. 9, 2016. Any permit that allows the harvest of a whitetailed antlerless deer is valid during this season. Equipment and unit restrictions on permit imposed. Ft Riley Unit CLOSED for pre-rut season.  Hunter orange clothing is required.
  • Firearms Season: Nov. 30 - Dec. 11, 2016

Extended Antlerless Only Whitetail Season: Jan. 1 - 2, 2017        Valid in Units 6,8,9,10,16 and 17

Extended Antlerless Only Whitetail Season: Jan. 1 - 8, 2017        Valid in Units 1,2,3,4,5,7,11,12,13 and 14

Special Extended Antlerless Whitetail Season Jan. 1 - 15, 2017    Valid in Units 10A, 15 and 19

ARCHERY Antlerless Whitetail Season:   Jan. 16 - 31, 2017          DMU 19 ONLY

NO ANTLERLESS WHITETAIL PERMITS VALID IN UNIT 18.
 
Either Species Antlerless Only permits not available for 2016. 
 
Schedule A - Choices for General Resident Deer Permits
By Drawing only: 2016 Resident Either-species/Either-sex Firearms Deer Permit Application Deadline: July 8, 2016

There will be no paper applications or mail in forms for 2016. All draw applications will need to be submitted thru the online application process.

Applicants must apply online from June 6 thru July 8, 2016 or apply by phone 620-672-0728.

All fees listed below will have an internet convenience fee added at time of applying online for a permit or preference point.

Resident Firearm Either-species/Either-sex Firearms Deer permit (white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn)

  • $52.50  General Residents;
  • $32.50  Resident Landowner/Resident Tenant
  • $97.50  NR Tenant
  • $22.50  Resident Youth  (15 and younger)

 

* Permits are valid either in the EAST unit (3, 4, 5, 7, 16) or the WEST unit (1, 2, 17, 18) during the regular firearms season using any legal equipment.

    * $11.50 Preference Point          * A resident hunter who does not want to hunt in the current year season can purchase a preference point that will count toward a firearm either species, either sex deer permit in a future drawing.

 
For purchase OVER THE COUNTER OR ONLINE for 2016 season:

Resident Any-Season White-tailed Deer permit (white-tailed deer buck, doe or fawn)   Resident Any-season White-tailed Deer permits are valid statewide in any season, provided legal equipment is used for that season. Available Aug. 1 - Dec. 31.

  • $42.50  General residents
  • $22.50  Resident Landowner/Resident Tenant
  • $87.50  NR Tenant
  • $12.50  Resident Youth (15 and Younger)

 

Resident Archery Either-species/Either-sex Deer permit (white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn)  Resident Archery Either-species/Either-sex Deer permits are valid statewide with archery equipment only during archery season. Available Aug. 1 - Dec. 31

  • $42.50 General residents
  • $22.50 Resident Landowner/Resident Tenant
  • $87.50 NR Tenant
  • $12.50 Resident Youth (15 and Younger)

 

Resident Muzzleloader Either-species/Either-sex Deer permit (white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn)   Resident Muzzleloader Either-species/Either-sex Deer permits are valid either in the east unit (3, 4, 5, 7, 16) or the west unit (1, 2, 17, 18) during the early muzzleloader season and the regular firearm season using muzzleloading equipment only. Available Aug. 1 - Dec. 31

  • $42.50 General residents
  • $22.50 Resident Landowner/Resident Tenant
  • $87.50 NR Tenant
  • $12.50 Resident Youth (15 and Younger)

 

Hunt-Own-Land Deer Permit

  • $22.50 Resident Landowner/Resident Tenant

 

Available to individuals who qualify as resident landowners, including family members living with the landowner or tenant. Permit valid for any white-tailed or mule deer only on land owned or operated by landowner or tenant during muzzleloader-only, archery, and firearm seasons using equipment legal for that season. Available Aug. 1 - Dec. 31

Hunter must first have a resident deer permit that allows the taking of an antlered deer, unless purchased after Dec. 30:

Resident Antlerless White-tailed Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler protruding from the skull)

  • $22.50 General Residents
  • $10.00 Resident Youth (15 and younger)

White-tailed Antlerless Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler protruding from the skull)

Number of Whitetail Antlerless-Only (WAO) Permits a hunter may purchase is 5 but they may use them as follows:

The first antlerless whitetail permit shall be valid for units 1 thru 17, including lands managed by the department.

Four additional antlerless whitetail permits may be purchased and are valid in units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 19 on private land with landowner permission, Walk-In-Hunting Areas, and Cedar Bluff, Glen Elder, Kanopolis, Lovewell, Norton, Webster and Wilson Wildlife Areas and Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge.

         NO ANTLERLESS WHITETAIL PERMITS VALID IN UNIT 18.

 

Either Species Antlerless Only permits not available for 2016. 

  

The Nonresident deer permit drawing has been completed.  Permits and refunds were mailed out the first week of June. 
 
Leftover nonresident deer permits will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis beginning July 1st at 12:01 AM CDT on our website www.ksoutdoors.com    From the KDWPT home page, select License/Permits.     Any questions about leftover permits, you may call 620-672-0728 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT, Monday thru Friday.
 
 
Schedule B - Choices for Nonresident Deer Permits
By drawing only: 2016 Nonresident DEER Permit Application Deadline: April 29, 2016

Applicants must apply online from April 1 thru April 29, 2016 or apply by phone 1-800-918-2877.

There will be no paper applications or mail in forms for 2016. All applications will need to be submitted thru the online application process.   All fees listed below will have an internet convenience fee added at time of applying online for a permit or preference point. 

  • $117.50 Nonresident Youth White-tailed Deer Permit (youth 15 and younger)
  • $442.50 Nonresident White-tailed Deer Permit Fee (16 and older)

*Bag Limit: (1) white-tailed deer - buck, doe or fawn AND (1) white-tailed antlerless deer

Hunter applies in one unit and selects one adjacent unit in which to also hunt, as well as the season choice (archery, muzzleloader, or firearm) at the time of application. Muzzleloader permit holders may hunt during early muzzleloader season and regular firearm season using muzzleloader equipment only.

Group Hunt: The group hunt application is to accommodate those who do not want to hunt unless their hunting partners draw also. Applicants (up to 5) must apply for the same unit and the same weapon choice. Each person will make application and there will be a question on the application about groups. The first applicant in the group to apply would choose the create group option on this question. This will create a group under this applicants KDWPT #. Each applicant applying after the group has been set up would choose the join group option and they would be asked to fill in the Group Leaders KDWPT # at that time.

  • $152.50 Mule Deer Stamp Fee (plus Nonresident White-tailed deer permit fee listed above)

*A nonresident must apply for the Mule Deer Stamp during the April application period. A nonresident who successfully draws an archery or muzzleloader White-tailed Deer Permit among units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 16, 17, or 18 and has applied for the Mule Deer Stamp will be entered into a draw for one of a limited number of Mule Deer Stamps. If drawn, the applicant's White-tailed Deer Archery or Muzzleloader Permit converts to an Either-species/Either-sex Archery or Muzzleloader Permit. Preference points do not count toward this Mule Deer Stamp draw. If unsuccessful in the Mule Deer Stamp Draw, hunter will receive a  refund and be issued the White-tailed Deer Archery or Muzzleloader Draw Permit.

  • $26.50 Preference Point.

*A nonresident hunter who does not want to hunt in the current season can purchase a preference point that will count toward a white-tailed deer permit in a future drawing.

If unsuccessful in the draw, hunter receives a refund and a preference point for next year's draw.

If successful in the draw, you will also need to purchase a nonresident hunting license.

For purchase over-the-counter and online:

  • $87.50 Nonresident Hunt-Own-Land Deer Permit (available over the counter and online)

*Available to nonresident individuals who qualify as Kansas landowners. Permit valid for any white-tailed or mule deer only on land owned or operated by the nonresident landowner, during muzzleloader-only, archery, and firearm seasons using equipment legal for that season. Available online and over the counter July 1 - Dec. 31

  • $87.50 Special Hunt-Own-Land Relative Deer Permit (available over the counter and online)

*Available to individuals who qualify as lineal ascendants or descendants or siblings of resident landowners or all tenants, and spouses of a qualifying landowner. Permit valid for any white-tailed or mule deer only on land owned or operated by landowner or tenant during muzzleloader-only, archery, and firearm seasons using equipment legal for that season. Lineal relatives include direct ascendants or descendants such as a grandfather, mother, son, or granddaughter. Cousins, uncles, or nieces are NOT lineal family members. You would also need to purchase an annual hunting license. Available online and over the counter July 1 - Dec. 31

Hunter must first have a nonresident deer permit that allows the taking of an antlered deer, unless purchased after Dec. 30:

  • $52.50 Nonresident Antlerless White-tailed Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler).

*White-tailed Antlerless Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler protruding from the skull) Available online and over the counter July 1 - Dec. 31

Number of Whitetail Antlerless-Only (WAO) Permits a hunter may purchase is 5 but they may use them as follows:

The first antlerless whitetail permit shall be valid for units 1 thru 17, including lands managed by the department.

Four additional antlerless whitetail permits may be purchased and are valid in units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 19 on private land with landowner permission, Walk-In-Hunting Areas, and Cedar Bluff, Glen Elder, Kanopolis, Lovewell, Norton, Webster and Wilson Wildlife Areas and Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge.

        

NO ANTLERLESS WHITETAIL PERMITS VALID IN UNIT 18.

Either Species Antlerless Only permits not available for 2016.  

 

Schedule C - Choices for Nonresident Tenant Deer Permits

         $87.50     NR Tenant Hunt-Own-Land Deer Permit (available over the counter)   

Available to individuals who qualify as a tenant, including family members living with the tenant. Permit valid for any white-tailed or mule deer only on land owned or operated by tenant during muzzleloader-only, archery, and firearm seasons using equipment legal for that season. Available online and over the counter July 1 - Dec. 31

Hunter must first have a tenant deer permit that allows the taking of an antlered deer, unless purchased after Dec. 30:

  • $52.50 Nonresident Antlerless White-tailed Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler)

*White-tailed Antlerless Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler protruding from the skull) Available online and over the counter July 1- Dec. 31 

  • Number of Whitetail Antlerless-Only (WAO) Permits a hunter may purchase is 5 but they may use them as follows:

    The first antlerless whitetail permit shall be valid for units 1 thru 17, including lands managed by the department.

    Four additional antlerless whitetail permits may be purchased and are valid in units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 19 on private land with landowner permission, Walk-In-Hunting Areas, and Cedar Bluff, Glen Elder, Kanopolis, Lovewell, Norton, Webster and Wilson Wildlife Areas and Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge.

        NO ANTLERLESS WHITETAIL PERMITS VALID IN UNIT 18.

 Either Species Antlerless Only permits not available for 2016. 

Click here to proceed to the Deer Permit Questionnaire.

 Deer and Fall Turkey Regulations

2016 Resident Either Species, Either Sex Deer Draw Stats Report

MANAGEMENT UNIT

2016 RESIDENT EITHER SPECIES, EITHER SEX 

FIREARMS DEER PERMIT

PERMITS AUTHORIZED # of Leftover Permits
WMD (UNITS 1,2,17,18)  EITHER SPECIES, EITHER SEX    1425  0
       
EMD (UNITS 3,4,5,7,16) EITHER SPECIES, EITHER SEX    500  0
       

 

Leftover nonresident deer permits will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis beginning July 1st at 12:01 AM CDT on our website www.ksoutdoors.com    From the KDWPT home page, select License/Permits.  Any questions about leftover permits you may call  620-672-0728 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT, Monday thru Friday.

2016 Nonresident Deer Draw Stats Report

MANAGEMENT UNIT 2016 NONRESIDENT DEER PERMIT TYPE PERMITS AUTHORIZED # of Leftover Permits Date Leftover Permits Sold Out
UNIT 1 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  850    
UNIT 1 MULE DEER STAMP 50    
UNIT 2 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  466    
UNIT 2 MULE DEER STAMP 40    
UNIT 3 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  1002    
UNIT 3 MULE DEER STAMP 20    
UNIT 4 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  492    
UNIT 4 MULE DEER STAMP  5    
UNIT 5 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  656    
UNIT 5 MULE DEER STAMP 10    
UNIT 6 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  538 0  7/1/2016
UNIT 7 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  1603    
UNIT 7 MULE DEER STAMP 2    
UNIT 8 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  1940    
UNIT 9 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  981    
UNIT 10 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  1252    
UNIT 11 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  3109    
UNIT 12 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  2076    
UNIT 13 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  621  0  7/1/2016
UNIT 14 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  1856    
UNIT 15 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  1405    
UNIT 16 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  2103  0  7/1/2016
UNIT 16 MULE DEER STAMP 5    
UNIT 17 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  562    
UNIT 17 MULE DEER STAMP 50    
UNIT 18 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  304 0  7/1/2016
UNIT 18 MULE DEER STAMP 20    
Regulations
115-04-02 (PDF - 16.75 kB)

Big Game and Wild Turkey - General provisions

115-04-04 (PDF - 17.63 kB)

Big Game - Legal Equipment and Taking Methods.

115-04-06 (PDF - 23.25 kB)

Deer - Management Units

115-04-11 (PDF - 27.34 kB)

Big Game and Wild Turkey - Permit Applications.

115-04-13 (PDF - 17.72 kB)

Deer Permits - Descriptions and Restrictions.

115-16-04 (PDF - 143.07 kB)

Big Game Control Permit - Application, Requirements and Provisions.

115-18-07 (PDF - 16.62 kB)

Use of crossbows for big game hunting by persons with disabilities - Application, Permit, and General Provisions

115-18-08 (PDF - 58.99 kB)

Retrieval and possession of game animals and migratory game birds - Requirements

115-25-07 (PDF - 12.18 kB)

Antelope - Open Season, Bag Limit, Permits and Game Tags

115-25-08 (PDF - 14.15 kB)

Elk - Open Season, Bag Limit and Permit

Research
Chronic Wasting Disease

The first case of CWD was found in a captive bull elk in Harper County in 2001. Since that time, CWD has been detected in 126 wild, free-ranging cervids in Deer Management Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7,17, 18 – 1 captive elk, 9 mule deer, and 116 white-tailed deer. Surveillance efforts began in 1996. Hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts can avoid the human-assisted spread of CWD by not transporting a live or dead deer or elk from areas where CWD occurs to CWD-free areas. There is currently no known treatment or eradication method for CWD, so preventing the introduction of the the disease into new areas is of utmost importance to the health of local deer herds. Baiting and feeding deer tend to concentrate deer at small point on the landscape, often with the trails leading to the feeding sites resembling the wheel spokes of a bicycle. Anytime animals are concentrated at this type of "hub," the likelihood of disease transmission increases in a deer herd. More alarming, CWD is not the only serious disease of concern. Diseases such as bovine tuberculosis, bacterial infections such as pneumonia and foot rot, and a host of detrimental parasites, including exotic lice, meningeal worms, flukes, and barberpole worms are transmitted more efficiently when deer are concentrated in a small area, especially around feeding stations.

Another major concern is the potential for spread of CWD from captive cervid farms into the wild cervid population. Once a disease gets into a wild population, it is virtually impossible eradicate. The only thing that can be done is control the spread of the disease at great expense. KDWPT recommends that every captive cervid operator enroll in the voluntary CWD monitoring program administered by the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Kansas Animal Health Division. The sooner diseases such as CWD can be detected in captives, the sooner control efforts can begin and possibly prevent the spread of disease to wild populations of the state. CWD is only one of many diseases that could go undetected in an unmonitored captive cervid herd. Bovine tuberculosis and Foot and Mouth Disease, for example, are serious diseases that could seriously damage not only populations of deer and an annual 350 million-dollar hunting economy, but could also threaten the 6 billion-dollar Kansas cattle industry via quarantines and loss of accreditation.

For more information about CWD, visiit http://www.cwd-info.org/.

CWD Regulations for Kansas and Other States

Click HERE for information concerning CWD Regulations for Resident and Non-Resident Hunters

CWD Test Stations

Click HERE for the list of CWD Test Stations operating during the current year

Links to more information about Chronic Wasting Disease:

National Wildlife Health Center (USGS) Contains links to current research and popular articles such as “The Quiet Spread of CWD” which appeared in Field & Stream.

Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance Contains links to state regulations regarding CWD carcass

American Veterinary Medical Association Contains information about precautions hunters and anyone who spends time outdoors should take to protect themselves from potential risks.

Draw and Quota Stats

2016 Resident Either Species, Either Sex Deer Draw Stats Report

MANAGEMENT UNIT

2016 RESIDENT EITHER SPECIES, EITHER SEX 

FIREARMS DEER PERMIT

PERMITS AUTHORIZED # of Leftover Permits
WMD (UNITS 1,2,17,18)  EITHER SPECIES, EITHER SEX    1425  0
       
EMD (UNITS 3,4,5,7,16) EITHER SPECIES, EITHER SEX    500  0
       

 

Leftover nonresident deer permits will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis beginning July 1st at 12:01 AM CDT on our website www.ksoutdoors.com    From the KDWPT home page, select License/Permits.  Any questions about leftover permits you may call  620-672-0728 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT, Monday thru Friday.

2016 Nonresident Deer Draw Stats Report

MANAGEMENT UNIT 2016 NONRESIDENT DEER PERMIT TYPE PERMITS AUTHORIZED # of Leftover Permits Date Leftover Permits Sold Out
UNIT 1 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  850    
UNIT 1 MULE DEER STAMP 50    
UNIT 2 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  466    
UNIT 2 MULE DEER STAMP 40    
UNIT 3 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  1002    
UNIT 3 MULE DEER STAMP 20    
UNIT 4 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  492    
UNIT 4 MULE DEER STAMP  5    
UNIT 5 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  656    
UNIT 5 MULE DEER STAMP 10    
UNIT 6 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  538 0  7/1/2016
UNIT 7 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  1603    
UNIT 7 MULE DEER STAMP 2    
UNIT 8 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  1940    
UNIT 9 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  981    
UNIT 10 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  1252    
UNIT 11 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  3109    
UNIT 12 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  2076    
UNIT 13 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  621  0  7/1/2016
UNIT 14 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  1856    
UNIT 15 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  1405    
UNIT 16 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  2103  0  7/1/2016
UNIT 16 MULE DEER STAMP 5    
UNIT 17 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  562    
UNIT 17 MULE DEER STAMP 50    
UNIT 18 WHITETAIL EITHER SEX  304 0  7/1/2016
UNIT 18 MULE DEER STAMP 20    
Kansas Top 20 Deer Records

KANSAS TOP 20 DEER RECORDS

* Harvest by muzzleloader

Name Score Year Co. of Harvest
Lee Odle, Stockton, KS 260 6/8 1965 Rooks
Lance Randolph, Jennings, KS 258 6/8 1996 Decatur
*Henry Morrow, Dighton, KS 247 6/8 2010 Lane
Bill Bussen, Norton, KS 240 6/8 1996 Norton
Thad J. Douthit, St. Francis, KS 239 7/8 1965 Cheyenne
Rudolph A. Busen, Hutchinson, KS 239 0/8 1993 Wallace
Tyler Remington, Gove, KS 234 7/8 2003 Gove
Mike Kershner, Scott City, KS 232 6/8 1999 Scott
*Justin Hogan, Densmore, KS 231 3/8 2007 Norton
*Justin Hogan, Densmore, KS 230 7/8 2010 Norton
David Sutherland, Le Roy, KS 230 6/8 2000 Decatur
David L. Nelsen, Bird City KS 230 4/8 2007 Cheyenne
*Roger Schieb, Liberal, KS 230 1/8 1993 Lane
Herman Lang, Garden City, KS 229 7/8 1969 Finney
Brent Rueb, St. Francis, KS 229 7/8 1989 Cheyenne
Kenton Ray, Lake City, KS 229 5/8 1981 Barber
Mickey Miller, Norton, KS 225 6/8 2007 Decatur
Richard Quinn, Smith Center, KS 225 1/8 1989 Smith
Jeff Braun, Victoria, KS 223 2/8 1996 Logan
Terry L. Spresser, Hoxie, KS 222 2/8 1984 Sheridan

KANSAS TOP 20 DEER RECORDS

* Harvest by muzzleloader

Name Score Year Co. of Harvest
Bryan Morehead, Greensburg, KS 202 2/8 1999 Kiowa
Chris Unrein, Wichita, KS 190 7/8 2003 Trego
Robert Yost, Russell, KS 190 4/8 1984 Russell
Teresa Bird, Selden, KS 190 2/8 2010 Decatur
Ray Clasen, Wichita, KS 189 5/8 1995 Norton
David Spencer,Winona, KS 189 5/8 2000 Greeley
Marvin Dechant, Ness City, KS 188 5/8 1986 Lane
Kevin Isaac, Goodland, KS 188 3/8 1994 Sherman
*Mark H. Myers, Levelland, TX 188 2/8 1999 Graham
Robert Zimbelman, St. Francis, KS 188 0/8 1994 Cheyenne
*Rodney Lindsten, Kanorado, KS 187 5/8 1996 Sherman
Edward Karnes, Studley 187 4/8 1965 Sheridan
Navene Rains, Sharon Spgs, KS 187 0/8 1996 Wallace
*Tony J. Haffner, Hoxie, KS 185 6/8 1994 Sheridan
Wanda Worcester, Hill City, KS 185 5/8 2001 Graham
Dan Jackson, Coldwater, KS 185 3/8 1989 Comanche
*Kurt Rhoden, Platte City, MO 184 5/8 2005 Finney
Randy Ashley, Wichita, KS 184 4/8 2001 Wallace
Jace Cates, Salina, KS 184 3/8 2000 Smith
Fred Gilbert, Colby, KS 184 2/8 1966 Rawlins

KANSAS TOP 20 DEER RECORDS

Name Score Year Co. of Harvest
Dean Hamilton, Healy, KS 269 0/8 1989 Lane
David Bainter, Clayton, KS 245 7/8 1993 Decatur
Gary Keller, Oakley, KS 238 0/8 1995 Thomas
Matthew Palmquist, Grainfield, KS 237 7/8 2006 Gove
Matthew Palmquist, Grainfield, KS 237 2/8 2009 Gove
David Bainter, Clayton, KS 234 3/8 1997 Norton
George Tubbs, Colby, KS 230 1/8 2011 Thomas
Stacy Hoeme, Scott City, KS 226 2/8 1992 Wichita
Robert W. Brock, Goodland, KS 224 6/8 1974 Sherman
Dean Hamilton, Healy, KS 222 6/8 1990 Lane
Perry Smith, Wamego, KS 221 5/8 1990 Barber
Michal J. Shull, Dighton, KS 220 7/8 1986 Gove
Robert Wait, Collyer, KS 219 6/8 1993 Trego
Kevin J. Ryan, Colby, KS 218 5/8 1994 Thomas
Danny Fenton, Bucklin, KS 215 7/8 1988 Clark
David Rall, Hoxie, KS 214 2/8 1999 Sheridan
Edward Stewart, Scott City, KS 213 5/8 1993 Scott
Kent E. Davis, Meade, KS 212 2/8 1986 Meade
Ralph Stum, Ness City, KS 211 6/8 1966 Ness
Jerry Skellenger, Sterling, KS 209 4/8 1978 Rice

KANSAS TOP 20 DEER RECORDS

Name Score Year Co. of Harvest
Carl Ghan, Jr., Scott City, KS 202 6/8 1992 Gove
Stacy Hoeme, Scott City, KS 199 4/8 2001 Logan
Matt Park Oakley, KS 193 1/8 1997 Rawlins
Kendall Helten, St. Francis, KS 190 0/8 2000 Cheyenne
John Hardman, Lenora, KS 187 7/8 1996 Graham
Thad Rash, Syracuse, KS 186 4/8 1996 Hamilton
Pete Killman, Almena, KS 185 0/8 1993 Norton
Joe Stuchlik, Hill City, KS 184 0/8 1999 Graham
Brady Wheeler, El Reno, OK 183 3/8 2014  Gove 
Phil Kirkland, Hill City, KS 182 2/8 1988 Graham
Steve R. Ashenfelter, Camp Verde, TX 181 4/8 2011 Sherman
Matthew D. Kirchner, Olathe, KS 181 3/8 2015 Cheyenne
Rodney Lindsten, Kanorado, KS 180 7/8 2008 Cheyenne
Bruce Ferguson, Brewster, KS 180 4/8 2011 Rawlins
David Meyers, Deerfield, KS 179 7/8 1987 Finney
Mike Driscoll, Jetmore, KS 179 6/8 1992 Hodgeman
Kevin M. Rooney, Topeka KS 179 6/8 2011 Trego
Roy Driskill, Hays, KS 178 7/8 2010 Trego
Quinton Womack, Lakin, KS 178 4/8 1991 Kearny
Larry Ochs, Dodge City, KS 178 3/8 1968 Ford

KANSAS TOP 20 DEER RECORDS

* Harvest by muzzleloader

Name Score Year Co. of Harvest
Dennis P. Finger, Netawaka, KS 198 2/8 1974 Nemaha
William Mikijanis, McLouth, KS 194 7/8 1985 Leavenworth
Samuel L. Schuetz, Hiawatha, KS 191 6/8 2006 Brown
Michael A. Young, Cedarvale, KS 191 4/8 1973 Chautauqua
Jamie Fowler, Emporia, KS 190 7/8 1992 Lyon
John M. Nylund, Scandia, KS 190 3/8 1995 Republic
Frederick Mog, Wilson, KS 189 7/8 1994 Ellsworth
Ron Wolford, Junction City, KS 189 5/8 2002 Geary
Milton Wellbrock, Victoria, KS 189 0/8 1968 Russell
Robert E. Luke, Riley, KS 188 4/8 1984 Riley
Armand Hillier, Augusta, KS 188 2/8 1996 Cowley
Mark L. Heinen, Basehor, KS 188 1/8 2003 Nemaha
Larry Schrick, Easton, KS 187 4/8 1987 Jefferson
Jack Swenson, Junction City, KS 187 0/8 1997 Geary
Keith Cook, Haddam, KS 186 4/8 1984 Washington
Garold D. Miller, Delavan, KS 186 3/8 1969 Morris
Judah S. Hyland, Wilson, KS 186 3/8 2007 Wilson
Mike Denney, Cheney, KS 186 1/8 1991 Reno
Robert L. Tulley, 185 5/8 1988 Riley
Jerome Breitenbach, Pretty Prarie, KS 185 5/8 2009 Reno

KANSAS TOP 20 DEER RECORDS

*Harvest by muzzleloader

Name Score Year Co. of Harvest
Joseph Waters, Topeka, KS 280 4/8 1987 Shawnee
Chris Theis, Shawnee, KS 279 1/8 1992 Leavenworth
Gerald E. Rightmyer, Brockport, NY 272 2/8 2006 Morris
John O. Band, Courtland, KS 258 6/8 1965 Republic
Jamie Remmers, Marion, KS 257 1/8 1997 Marion
Theron E. Wilson, Beloit, KS 251 1/8 1974 Mitchell
John Payne, N. Huntington, PA 245 0/8 2003 Washington
Chad Christie, Baldwin City, KS 242 0/8 2008 Douglas
*Scott W. Carlson, Atwood, KS 241 3/8 2011 Rawlins
James Livingston, Junction City, KS 240 2/8 2007 Geary
Don Roberts, Emporia, KS 239 0/8 1987 Lyon
Cade Hays, Smolan, KS 238 6/8 2013  Saline 
Lucas Cochren, Whiting, KS 238 4/8 2011 Jackson
Terry Mayle, Grafton, WV 237 0/8 1994 Douglas
Troy Henderson, Salina, KS 235 7/8 2009 Salina
Randy Clarke, Yates Center, KS 233 2/8 2004 Woodson
Jim Larcom, Eureka, KS 229 6/8 1991 Butler
Merle Cleve Beckman, Mound City, KS 229 2/8 1984 Linn
Ron Wilt, Pratt, KS 229 0/8 1986 Barber
Lance Ringler, Clinton, MS 228 3/8 1993 Kiowa

KANSAS TOP 20 DEER RECORDS

Name Score Year Co. of Harvest
Dale Larson, Olsburg, KS 264 1/8 1998 Pottawatomie
Kenneth B. Fowler, Buhler, KS 257 0/8 1988 Reno
Ronald H. Ewert Jr. 255 5/8 2004 Leavenworth
Kenneth R. Cartright 250 6/8 1994 Miami
Clifford G. Pickell, Wichita, KS 249 6/8 1968 Greenwood
Richard Stahl, Garnett, KS 246 3/8 1992 Anderson
Douglas A. Siebert 245 4/8 1988 Chase
Brent Bracken, Duncan, OK 244 7/8 2013 Republic
Douglas Siebert, Emporia, KS 244 1/8 1988 Chase
Douglas Whitcomb 240 0/8 1987 Allen
Kevin Wright, Plains, KS 238 0/8 1994 Meade
Gilbert Boss, Cherryvale, KS 237 5/8 1986 Wilson
Terry R. Conrad 237 4/8 2004 Linn
Darren Jenson 237 1/8 2008 Jackson
Randy Young, Mulvane, KS 233 7/8 1989 Greenwood
Royce E. Frazier, Haviland, KS 232 7/8 1987 Kiowa
Virgil Henry, Kirwin, KS 231 0/8 1987 Phillips
Larry D. Fronce, St. George, KS 229 3/8 1997 Riley
Dennis D. Jameson 229 2/8 2003 Crawford
Russell L. Van Zoeren, Twin Lake, MI 229 1/8 2006 Phillips

KANSAS TOP 20 DEER RECORDS

Name Score Year Co. of Harvest
Brad Henry, Topeka, KS 193 7/8 2001 Wabaunsee
Keith Manca 193 2/8 2007 Harper
Stephen Weilert, Humboldt, KS 193 2/8 1994 Woodson
Robin Austin, Stafford, KS 188 6/8 2002 Stafford
Jerry DeFoor, Olsburg, KS 188 5/8 1998 Pottawatomie
Gary Freeman,Chanute, KS 187 7/8 1995 Neosho
Jeff Edwards, Batesville, AR 187 6/8 2010 Coffey
Paula Wiggers, Halstead, KS 187 5/8 2005 Harvey
Doug Selbe, Emmett, KS 187 2/8 1995 Nemaha
Steve Edwards 186 3/8 2001 Franklin County
Greg Hill, Caldwell, KS 186 1/8 1988 Sumner
Craig Johnson 186 1/8 1991 Morris
Jeff Severson 185 3/8 2011 Clay
Jamie Farr, Junction City, KS 185 0/8 2008 Geary
Heith Konecny, Dodge City, KS 185 0/8 2009 Meade
Ben Knowles 184 4/8 2012 Trego
Roger Seematter, Marysville, KS 184 1/8 1994 Marshall
Jeffrey W. Severson 184 0/8 2004 Clay
Mark Young, Tecumseh, KS 183 2/8 1990 Shawnee
Jody Hadachek, Belleville, KS 182 5/8 1995 Republic
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