Hillsdale Wildlife Area News

Hillsdale Wildlife Area News

iSportsman - Required

New in 2015 - Hunters and trappers must check-in using iSportsman prior to using Hillsdale Wildlife Area. When creating an account, be sure to record the 4 digit PIN number you assign to your account and the 6 digit Permit# that is unique to your iSportsman account. The Permit# is not the same as the KDWPT# printed on your hunting license. If you check-in using the automated phone system (1-844-500-0825) you will need to enter your PIN and 6 digit Permit#. It is also highly recommended you enter an email address when registering, so a temporary password can be emailed to you in the event you forget your account password.

Please call the Hillsdale State Park office (913-783-4507) if you have any difficulty with iSportsman.

Game harvest reported using iSportsman from September through November 2015:

Game Harvest
Coyote 1
Dove 246
Duck 442
Goose 1
Rabbit 39
Squirrel 107
Wild Turkey 1
White-tailed deer 20

Reservoir and Wetland Conditions

Wetlands are full and reservoir is ~3 feet high following November rains. The upper pool of Browns Marsh is being drained to repair beaver damage to the dike and water control structure; however, some water is still available and can provide hunting opportunities for a few hunters.

Excellent forage is available for waterfowl at all wetlands

See the Hillsdale Waterfowl Report for weekly updates throughout the season. 


Not all property boundaries are well marked. Be sure you know where public hunting is permitted and obey all signs. If in doubt, maps are available at the Hillsdale State Park office or under the Brochures tab or stop by the State Park office for clarification. 

Deer Hunters

It is NOT legal to use bait when hunting or preparing to hunt on Department lands

Treestands must be marked with your name and address or KDWPT#

Portable blinds may not be left unattended over night 

Please contact Eric Kilburg with questions: 913-783-4507.