Big Game Seasons

Deer Management Unit Map

 
2016 DEER Application Deadlines:
  • Nonresident Deer Permit Draw: April 29, 2016
  • Resident Any-Deer Firearms Permit Draw: July 8 , 2016
  • Resident Whitetail Any Season Permit: Dec 31, 2016
  • Resident Archery: Dec. 31, 2016
  • Hunt-own-Land Deer Permit: Dec. 31, 2016
  • Antlerless Whitetail Deer Permit: Jan 31, 2017
 2016 Deer Season Dates:
  • Youth and Disability: Sept. 3 - Sept. 11, 2016  (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. 12 - Sept. 25, 2016  (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. 12 - Dec. 31, 2016
  • Pre-Rut Firearms Whitetail Antlerless Only: 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. Hunter orange clothing is required.
  • Regular Firearm:   Nov. 30 - Dec. 11, 2016

     Firearms Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:

    1. Jan. 1 - 2, 2017      Units 6, 8, 9, 10, 16 AND 17
    2. Jan. 1 - 8, 2017      Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, AND 14
    3. Jan. 1 - 15, 2017    Units 15, 10A AND 19

     

  • Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:
    1. Jan. 16 - 31, 2017   Unit DMU 19 ONLY

 

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 TBD 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.

 

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

2016 Fort Riley Deer Season Dates:

  • Youth & Disability:  Sept. 3 - Sept. 11 and Oct. 7 - 10, 2016
  • Archery:  Sept. 12 - Dec. 31, 2016
  • Firearm:   Nov. 25 - 27, Dec. 17- 23, Dec. 26-27, 2016
  • Archery by Fort Riley Special Authorization:  Sept. 1 - 11, 2016 and Jan. 9 - 31, 2017
  • Pre-Rut Firearms Whitetail Antlerless Only: CLOSED ON FT RILEY UNIT

 

   2016 Smoky Hill ANG Firearms Deer Season:

  •  Nov. 24 - Nov. 27 AND Dec. 4 - Dec. 11, 2016

 

    2016  Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season: (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

  • Nov. 19 - Nov. 20, 2016
  • Nov. 24 - Nov. 27, 2016
  • Dec. 3 - Dec. 4, 2016
  • Dec. 10 - Dec. 11, 2016
  • Dec. 17 - Dec. 18, 2016
 2016 ANTELOPE

 Firearm & Muzzleloader permit application deadline: June 10, 2016
 Archery permit deadline: Oct. 31, 2016

 2016  Antelope Season Dates:

  • Firearm:  Oct. 7 - Oct. 10, 2016
  • Archery:  Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 and Oct. 15 - Oct. 31, 2016
  • Muzzleloader:  Oct. 3  - Oct. 10, 2016
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

 

2016 ELK

Application Deadline: July 8, 2016

 2016 Season dates OUTSIDE FORT RILEY:

  • Muzzleloader: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2016
  • Archery: Sept. 12 - Dec. 31, 2016
  • Firearm: Nov. 30 - Dec. 11, 2016 and Jan. 1, 2016 - March 15, 2017

 2016 Season dates ON FORT RILEY:

  • Muzzleloader and Archery: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2016
  • Firearm Season for Holders of Any-Elk Permits: Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2016
  • Firearm First Segment: Oct. 1 - Oct. 31, 2016
  • Firearm Second Segment: Nov.1 - Nov 30, 2016
  • Firearm Third Segment: Dec.1 - Dec. 31, 2016

2016 HUNT-OWN-LAND ELK Application Deadline: March 15, 2017