Deer Permits and Tags

NEW FOR 2015

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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 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.

There will be NO Any Antlerless Either Species permits in Units 3, 4, 5, 7 or 16.

 

Annual Hunting License -

All resident hunters age 16 through 74 must have a resident hunting license unless exempt by Kansas Law.  Nonresident hunters, regardless of age, must have a nonresident hunting license.  Annual hunting licenses can be purchased online by clicking here or through all licensed agents, or Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism offices.

 

For more information see the Deer Management Unit Map and Deer Regulations 

Schedules A, B, and C list all deer permits available. To Determine which permits you are eligible to obtain, click here for the online deer permit guide.

SEASON DATES:

  • Youth and Disability Season: Sept. 5 - Sept. 13, 2015
  • Early Muzzleloader Season: Sept. 14 - Sept. 27, 2015
  • Archery Season: Sept. 14 - Dec. 31, 2015
  • Pre-Rut Firearm Whitetail Antlerless Season: Oct. 10- Oct. 11, 2015. 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.
  • Firearms Season: Dec. 2 - Dec. 13, 2015

Extended Antlerless Only Whitetail Season: Jan. 1 - 3, 2016       Units 6, 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17

Extended Antlerless Only Whitetail Season: Jan. 1 - 10, 2016      Units 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14

Special Extended Antlerless Whitetail Season Jan. 1 - 17, 2016    Units 15, 10A and 19

ARCHERY Antlerless Whitetail Season:   Jan. 18 - 31, 2016          DMU 19 ONLY

NO ANTLERLESS WHITETAIL PERMITS VALID IN UNIT 18.

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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 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.

Schedule A - Choices for General Resident Deer Permits

By Drawing only: 2015 Resident Either-species/Either-sex Firearms Deer Permit Application Deadline:         July 10, 2015

There will be no paper applications or mail in forms for 2015. All draw applications will need to be submitted thru the online application process.

Applicants must apply online from June 8 thru July 10, 2015 or apply by phone 620-672-0728.

All fees listed below will have an internet convenience fee added at time of applying online for a permit or preference point.

Resident Firearm Either-species/Either-sex Firearms Deer permit (white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn)

  • $37.50 General residents;
  • $22.50 Landowner
  • $22.50 Tenant
  • $22.50 Manager
  • $17.50 Youth 15 and younger. Firearms Either-species/Either-sex Firearms Deer

* Permits are valid either in the east unit (3, 4, 5, 7, 16) or the west unit (1, 2, 17, 18) during the regular firearms season using any legal equipment.

$6.50 Preference Point 
* A resident hunter who does not want to hunt in the current year season can purchase a preference point that will count toward a firearm either species, either sex deer permit in a future drawing.

For purchase over-the-counter or online for 2015 season:

Resident Any-Season White-tailed Deer permit (white-tailed deer buck, doe or faw)

  • $32.50 General residents
  • $17.50 Landowner
  • $17.50 Tenants
  • $12.50 Youth 15 and Younger

Resident Any-season White-tailed Deer permits are valid statewide in any season, provided legal equipment is used for that season. Available Aug. 3 - Dec. 31.

 

Resident Archery Either-species/Either-sex Deer permit (white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn)

  • $32.50 General residents
  • $17.50 Landowner
  • $17.50 Tenants
  • $12.50 Youth 15 and Younger

Resident Archery Either-species/Either-sex Deer permits are valid statewide with archery equipment only during archery season. Available Aug. 3 - Dec. 31

Resident Muzzleloader Either-species/Either-sex Deer permit (white-tailed or mule deer buck, doe or fawn)

  • $32.50 General residents
  • $17.50 Landowner
  • $17.50 Tenants
  • $12.50 Youth 15 and Younger

Resident Muzzleloader Either-species/Either-sex Deer permits are valid either in the east unit (3, 4, 5, 7, 16) or the west unit (1, 2, 17, 18) during the early muzzleloader season and the regular firearm season using muzzleloading equipment only. Available Aug. 3 - Dec. 31

Hunt-Own-Land Deer Permit

  • $17.50 Resident Landowner
  • $17.50 Tenant

Available to individuals who qualify as residents landowners, including family members living with the landowner or tenant. Permit valid for any white-tailed or mule deer only on land owned or operated by landowner or tenant during muzzleloader-only, archery, and firearm seasons using equipment legal for that season. Available Aug. 3 - Dec. 31

Hunter must first have a resident deer permit that allows the taking of an antlered deer, unless purchased after Dec. 30:

Resident Antlerless White-tailed Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler protruding from the skull)

  • $17.50 General Residents
  • $10.00 Resident Youth (15 and younger)

White-tailed Antlerless Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler protruding from the skull)

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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 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.

Resident Antlerless Either-species Deer permit (any white-tailed or mule deer without a visible antler protruding from the skull)

  • $17.50 General Residents
  • $10.00 Resident Youth (15 and younger)

*Available in units 1, 2, 17 AND 18. Permit will be unit specific. LIMITED QUOTA will be available first - come, first - served, beginning August 3.

 

Schedule B - Choices for Nonresident Deer Permits
By drawing only: 2015 Nonresident DEER Permit Application Deadline: April 24, 2015

Applicants must apply online from April 1 thru April 24, 2015 or apply by phone 620-672-0728.

There will be no paper applications or mail in forms for 2015. All applications will need to be submitted thru the online application process.

  • $116.34 Nonresident Youth White-tailed Deer Permit (youth 15 and younger)
  • $346.96 Nonresident White-tailed Deer Permit Fee (16 and older)

*Bag Limit: (1) white-tailed deer - buck, doe or fawn AND (1) white-tailed antlerless deer

Hunter applies in one unit and selects one adjacent unit in which to also hunt, as well as the season choice (archery, muzzleloader, or firearm) at the time of application. Muzzleloader permit holders may hunt during early muzzleloader season and regular firearm season using muzzleloader equipment only.

Group Hunt: The group hunt application is to accommodate those who do not want to hunt unless their hunting partners draw also. Applicants (up to 5) must apply for the same unit and the same weapon choice. Each person will make application and there will be a question on the application about groups. The first applicant in the group to apply would choose the create group option on this question. This will create a group under this applicants KDWPT #. Each applicant applying after the group has been set up would choose the join group option and they would be asked to fill in the Group Leaders KDWPT # at that time.

  • $102.50 Mule Deer Stamp Fee (plus Nonresident White-tailed deer permit fee listed above)

*A nonresident must apply for the Mule Deer Stamp during the April application period. A nonresident who successfully draws an archery or muzzleloader White-tailed Deer Permit among units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 16, 17, or 18 and has applied for the Mule Deer Stamp will be entered into a draw for one of a limited number of Mule Deer Stamps. If drawn, the applicant's White-tailed Deer Archery or Muzzleloader Permit converts to an Either-species/Either-sex Archery or Muzzleloader Permit. Preference points do not count toward this Mule Deer Stamp draw. If unsuccessful in the Mule Deer Stamp Draw, hunter will receive a $101 refund and be issued the White-tailed Deer Archery or Muzzleloader Draw Permit.

  • $23.06 Preference Point.

*A nonresident hunter who does not want to hunt in the current season can purchase a preference point that will count toward a white-tailed deer permit in a future drawing.

If unsuccessful in the draw, hunter receives a $316 refund and a preference point for next year's draw.

If successful in the draw, you will also need to purchase a nonresident hunting license.

For purchase over-the-counter and online:

  • $77.50 Nonresident Hunt-Own-Land Deer Permit (available over the counter and online)

*Available to nonresident individuals who qualify as Kansas landowners. Permit valid for any white-tailed or mule deer only on land owned or operated by the nonresident landowner, during muzzleloader-only, archery, and firearm seasons using equipment legal for that season. Available online and over the counter July 1 - Dec. 31

  • $32.50 Special Hunt-Own-Land Relative Deer Permit (available over the counter and online)

*Available to individuals who qualify as lineal ascendants or descendants or siblings of resident landowners or all tenants, and spouses of a qualifying landowner. Permit valid for any white-tailed or mule deer only on land owned or operated by landowner or tenant during muzzleloader-only, archery, and firearm seasons using equipment legal for that season. Lineal relatives include direct ascendants or descendants such as a grandfather, mother, son, or granddaughter. Cousins, uncles, or nieces are NOT lineal family members. You would also need to purchase an annual hunting license. Available online and over the counter July 1 - Dec. 31

Hunter must first have a nonresident deer permit that allows the taking of an antlered deer, unless purchased after Dec. 30:

  • $52.50 Nonresident Antlerless White-tailed Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler).

*White-tailed Antlerless Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler protruding from the skull) Available online and over the counter July 1 - Dec. 31

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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 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.

  • $52.50 Nonresident Antlerless Either-species Deer permit (any white-tailed or mule deer without a visible antler protruding from the skull)

*Available in units 1, 2, 17 AND 18.  Permit will be unit specific. LIMITED QUOTA will be available first - come, first - served, beginning July 1.

 

Schedule C - Choices for Nonresident Tenant Deer Permits

Tenant Hunt-Own-Land Deer Permit (available over the counter) $17.50 all tenants.  Available to individuals who qualify as a tenant, including family members living with the landowner or tenant. Permit valid for any white-tailed or mule deer only on land owned or operated by landowner or tenant during muzzleloader-only, archery, and firearm seasons using equipment legal for that season. Available online and over the counter July 1 - Dec. 31

Hunter must first have a tenant deer permit that allows the taking of an antlered deer, unless purchased after Dec. 30:

  • $52.50 Nonresident Antlerless White-tailed Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler)

*White-tailed Antlerless Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler protruding from the skull) Available online and over the counter July 1- Dec. 31 

  • NO ANTLERLESS WHITETAIL PERMITS VALID IN UNIT 18.

    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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 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.

    $52.50 Nonresident Antlerless Either-species Deer permit (any white-tailed or mule deer without a visible antler protruding from the skull)

*Available in units 1, 2, 17 AND 18.  Permit will be unit specific. LIMITED QUOTA will be available first - come, first - served, beginning July 1.

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