Public Lands

Some areas listed here have special restrictions in addition to KDWP regulations on department lands and waters. For more information, contact individual offices. Brochures and complete public lands regulations are available by phoning (620) 672-5911 or check for each locations individual regulations. 

The commercial guiding of hunters is not allowed on public lands owned or managed by KDWP, including Walk-in Hunting Access areas.

Camping is allowed in designated areas only. Target shooting is allowed only in designated areas. Baiting while hunting or preparing to hunt is illegal on public lands. Only two portable blinds or stands are allowed per hunter. Portable blinds may not be left unattended overnight. Stands and portable blinds must be marked with the owner’s name and address or KDWP number. Decoys may not be left unattended overnight. On some wildlife areas, dove fields may be designated as non-toxic shot only by posted notice. See Page 38 of the regulations for more information.


Blinds and stands may be used on department lands, subject to posted requirements and under the following conditions: (1) stands may not be placed more than 14 days prior to the season and shall be removed within 14 days of the close of the season; (2) ladders, screw-in metal steps, and steps attached by ropes, cables, or chains may be used to access stands and must be removed with the stand; (3) natural blinds may be used and shall be constructed of natural herbaceous materials or woody debris present on site; (4) any person may use these stands if not occupied; (5) only two portable blinds or stands per department owned or managed area are allowed per hunter; (6) marked with the owner’s name and address or KDWPT number; (7) portable blinds may not be left unattended overnight; and (8) any stand not conforming to the requirements may be removed or destroyed by department staff.