Rutlader Wildlife Area

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Rutlader Wildlife area consists of a mix of farmland and old fields divided by brushy draws. Approximately 15 acres of native grass field borders have been planted. Fields are typically planted to sunflowers, wheat, millet, and clover. Decent hunting opportunities can be expected for cottontails, doves, turkey, and white-tailed deer. Rutlader is divided into two tracts by Metcalf Rd. Special care should be taken when hunting at Rutlader because neighboring houses and the Rutlader Outpost RV Park border the Wildlife Area. 

Hunting is permitted with shotgun, archery, and muzzleloader only

County/Counties:
Area News - Updated: 08/01/2016

Rutlader Wildlife Area News

Dove Hunting

All Dove Fields Are Non-Toxic Shot Only

Sunflowers, wheat, and brown top millet fields are available to hunt on the west tract of the Wildlife Area. Sunflowers produced good seed despite being stunted by high precipitation in May. Wheat will be left standing though the fall and winter. Millet likely will not produce seed until mid-September.

Hunting

Hunting is permitted with shotgun, archery, and muzzleloader only. 

General Information
County/Counties:

Manager: Eric Kilburg
Phone: (913) 783-4507


Special Regulations
  • Vehicles are only permitted in designated parking areas.
  • Camping is prohibited
  • Alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverages are prohibited
  • Hunting is permitted with shotgun, archery, and muzzleloader only
  • No Trash Policy - Please take your trash with you

Here is a complete list of Public Land Regulations or you can download the regulation summary.

History

Mr. James Rutlader donated approximately 125 acres to Kansas Wildlife and Parks in 1989 for the purpose of preserving the property as a wildlife management area.

Rutlader Facilities
2nd Parking Area
  • Type of Facility: Parking Area
  • Location of Facility: 38.51940 -94.67359

Main Parking Area
  • Type of Facility: Parking Area
  • Location of Facility: 38.51836 -94.67716