Big Game Seasons

Deer Management Unit Map

 
2018 DEER Application and Purchase Deadlines:
  • Nonresident Deer Permit Draw: Application period April 1 thru April 27, 2018
  • Resident Any-Deer Firearms Permit Draw: Application period June 13 thru July 13 , 2018
  • Resident Whitetail Any Season Permit: Purchase through Dec 31, 2018
  • Resident Archery: Purchase through Dec. 31, 2018
  • Hunt-own-Land Deer Permit: Purchase through Dec. 31, 2018
  • Antlerless Whitetail Deer Permit: Purchase through Jan 31, 2019
 
2018 Deer Season Dates:

 

Youth and Disability: Sept. 8 - Sept. 16, 2018  (Youth 16 and younger, who possess a valid deer permit, may hunt during this special deer season only while under the immediate supervision of an adult 18 or older. Any person who possesses a valid deer permit and has a permit to hunt from a vehicle pursuant to KAR 115-18-4 or a disability assistance permit issued pursuant to KAR 115-18-15 may also hunt during this season. All resident and nonresident permits are valid, and equipment restrictions designated on permits apply. Hunter orange is required.

Muzzleloader: Sept. 17 - Sept. 30, 2018  (The following permits may be used during this season in units specified on permit, using muzzleloader or archery equipment: resident or nonresident Muzzleloader Either-species/Either-sex Permit, resident Any-Season White-tailed Deer Permit, nonresident Muzzleloader White-tailed Deer Permit, Hunt-Own-Land Permit, Special Hunt-Own-Land Permit, Antlerless White-tailed Deer Permit, and Antlerless Either-Species Deer Permit. Hunter orange clothing is required

Archery: Sept. 17 - Dec. 31, 2018

Pre-Rut Firearm Whitetail Antlerless Only: Oct. 6 - Oct. 8, 2018.  Any permit that allows the harvest of a whitetailed antlerless deer is valid during this season. Equipment and unit restrictions on permit imposed. Hunter orange clothing is required.  Ft Riley unit CLOSED for pre-rut season.

Regular Firearm:   Nov. 28 - Dec. 9, 2018

Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:

Jan. 1 , 2019      Units 6, 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17

Jan. 1 - 6, 2019      Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13,and 14

Jan. 1 - 13, 2019    Units 12, 15, 19 and 10A (Ft Leavenworth)

Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:

Jan. 14 - 31, 2019  Unit DMU 19 ONLY

 

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

The first antlerless whitetail permit shall be valid for Units 1 thru 17 and 19, 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,  on private land with landowner permission, Walk-In-Hunting Areas, and Glen Elder, Kanopolis, Lovewell, Norton, Webster and Wilson Wildlife Areas and Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge.

NO ANTLERLESS WHITETAIL PERMITS VALID IN UNIT 18.

  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

2018 PROPOSED Fort Riley Deer Season Dates:

Youth & Disability:  TBD

Archery:  TBD

Firearm:   TBD

Archery by Fort Riley Special Authorization:  TBD

Pre-Rut Firearms Whitetail Antlerless Only: CLOSED ON FT. RILEY UNIT 8A

 

  2018 PROPOSED Smoky Hill ANG Firearms Deer Season:

TBD

 

   2018 PROPOSED Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season: (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

TBD

Extended Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Season: TBD

Extended Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Season: TBD

 

 
2018 ANTELOPE

 Firearm AND Muzzleloader permit application deadline: June 8, 2018

 Archery permits may be purchased through: Oct. 31, 2018

2018 Antelope Season Dates:

Firearm:  Oct. 5 - Oct. 8, 2018

Archery:  Sept. 22 - 30 AND Oct. 13 - Oct. 31, 2018

Muzzleloader:  Oct. 1  - Oct. 8, 2018

Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

 

2018 ELK

Application Deadline: July 13, 2018

 2018 Season dates OUTSIDE FORT RILEY:

  • Muzzleloader: Sept. 1 - 30, 2018
  • Archery: Sept. 17 - Dec. 31, 2018
  • Firearm: Aug. 1 -31, Nov. 28 - Dec. 9, 2018 and Jan. 1 - Mar. 15, 2019

 2018 Season dates ON FORT RILEY:

Muzzleloader and Archery: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2018

Firearm Season for Holders of Any-Elk Permits: Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018

Firearm First Segment: Oct. 1 - Oct. 31, 2018

Firearm Second Segment: Nov.1 - Nov 30, 2018

Firearm Third Segment: Dec.1 - Dec. 31, 2018

2018 HUNT-OWN-LAND ELK Application Purchase Deadline: March 15, 2019