Big Game Seasons

Deer Management Unit Map

 
2017 DEER Application and Purchase Deadlines:
  • Nonresident Deer Permit Draw: Apply by April 28, 2017
  • Resident Any-Deer Firearms Permit Draw: Apply by July 14 , 2017
  • Resident Whitetail Any Season Permit: Purchase through Dec 31, 2017
  • Resident Archery: Purchase through Dec. 31, 2017
  • Hunt-own-Land Deer Permit: Purchase through Dec. 31, 2017
  • Antlerless Whitetail Deer Permit: Purchase through Jan 31, 2018
 2017 Deer Season Dates:

Youth and Disability: Sept. 2- Sept. 10, 2017  (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. 11-Sept. 24, 2017  (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. 11-Dec. 31, 2017

Pre-Rut Firearm Whitetail Antlerless Only: Oct. 7- Oct. 9, 2017.  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. 29-Dec. 10, 2017

Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:

Jan. 1 , 2018      Units 6, 8, 9, 10, 16, and 17

Jan. 1 - 7, 2018      Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 14

Jan. 1 - 14, 2018    Units 10A, 15 and 19

Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:

Jan. 15-31, 2018   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 listed on the permits and 19 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.

2017 Fort Riley Deer Season Dates:

Youth & Disability:  Sept. 2 - Sept. 10 AND Oct. 6 - 9, 2017

Archery:  Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017 AND Jan. 2 -31, 2018

Firearm:   Nov. 24 - 26 AND Dec. 16- 24, 2017

Archery by Fort Riley Special Authorization:  

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

 

  Smoky Hill ANG Firearms Deer Season:

 Nov. 29-Dec. 10, 2017

 

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

Nov. 18 - Nov. 19, 2017

Nov. 23 - Nov. 26, 2017

Dec. 2 - Dec. 3, 2017

Dec. 9 - Dec. 10, 2017

Dec. 16 - Dec. 17, 2017

Extended Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Season: Jan. 1 - 14, 2018

Extended Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Season: Jan. 15 - 31, 2018

 

 
2017 ANTELOPE

 Firearm AND Muzzleloader permit application deadline: June 9, 2017
 Archery permits may be purchased through: Oct. 31, 2017

2017 Antelope Season Dates:

Firearm:  Oct. 6 - Oct. 9, 2017

Archery:  Sept. 23 - Oct. 1 and Oct. 14 - Oct. 31, 2017

Muzzleloader:  Oct. 2  - Oct. 9, 2017

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

 

2017 ELK

Application Deadline: July 14, 2017

 2017 Season dates OUTSIDE FORT RILEY:

  • Muzzleloader: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2017
  • Archery: Sept. 11 - Dec. 31, 2017
  • Firearm: Nov. 29 - Dec. 10, 2017 and Jan. 1, 2018 - March 15, 2018

 2017 Season dates ON FORT RILEY:

Muzzleloader and Archery: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2017

Firearm Season for Holders of Any-Elk Permits: Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017

Firearm First Segment: Oct. 1 - Oct. 31, 2017

Firearm Second Segment: Nov.1 - Nov 30, 2017

Firearm Third Segment: Dec.1 - Dec. 31, 2017

2017 HUNT-OWN-LAND ELK Application Deadline: March 15, 2018