Big Game Seasons

Deer Management Unit Map

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

PROPOSED Youth and Disability: Sept. 32 - 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.

PROPOSED 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

PROPOSED Archery: Sept. 11 - Dec. 31, 2017

PROPOSED Pre-Rut Firearms 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.

PROPOSED Regular Firearm:   Nov. 29 - Dec. 10, 2017

 PROPOSED Firearms Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:

Jan. 1 , 2018      Units TBD

Jan. 1 - 7, 2018      Units TBD

Jan. 1 - 14, 2018    Units TBD

PROPOSED Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:

Jan. 165 - 31, 2018   Unit DMU 19 ONLY

 

Number of Whitetail Antlerless-Only (WAO) Permits a hunter may purchase is TBD  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.

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.

2017 PROPOSED Fort Riley Deer Season Dates:

Youth & Disability:  Sept. 32 - Sept. 10 and Oct. 6 - 9, 20167

Archery:  Sept. 11 - Dec. 31, 2017

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

Archery by Fort Riley Special Authorization:  

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

 

   2017 PROPOSED Smoky Hill ANG Firearms Deer Season:

 Nov. 29-Dec. 10, 2017

 

    2017 PROPOSED  Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season: (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

Nov. 198 - Nov. 19, 2017

Nov. 23 - Nov. 26, 2017

Dec. 2 - Dec. 3, 2017

Dec. 9 - Dec. 10, 2017

Dec. 16 - Dec. 17, 2017

 
2017 ANTELOPE

 Firearm AND Muzzleloader permit application deadline: June 9, 2017
 Archery permit deadline: Oct. 31, 2017

 2017 PROPOSED  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.

 

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