Special Hunts Information

FALL 2020 & WINTER 2021 SPECIAL HUNTS
Will be Posted in July 2020

Spring Turkey 2020 Special Hunts
All KDWPT Special Hunt Areas are Open for hunting.

 - Hunt Managers will notify permit holders if anything changes.


LEFTOVER HUNTS ARE POSTED When they become available.  Leftovers are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
TO REQUEST A LEFTOVER HUNT, PLEASE EMAIL hunt #, name, address, city, zip code, phone, email and date of birth to specialhunts@ksoutdoors.com

Leftover hunts may change if there are cancellations.


2020 SPRING TURKEY HUNTS

 - Please do not call for results.  All applicants (successful and unsuccessful) have been notified by email. 

 - If you did not receive a notification, check spam and/or filter/security, then send email to specialhunts@ksoutdoors.com

There were 312 Applicants from 15 states.

There were 35 Spring Turkey Hunts with 105 individual permits (some hunts have more than 1 permit).
There are 6 Mentor, 9 Open and 20 Youth Hunts.
Hunts are on 6 Wildlife Areas, 1 State Park, 1 National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Corps of Engineers Area, 1 Fish Hatchery and 3 County Properties.

- Application DEADLINE was 9:00am, Monday, March 2, 2020. 


FALL/WINTER 2020 SPECIAL HUNTS WILL BE POSTED IN JULY 2020

- Special deer hunts DO NOT include permits or tags; Special hunts only provide access to properties. All necessary licenses, stamps and permits must be obtained by the successful applicant. NON-RESIDENTS must have drawn a deer permit to be eligible for special deer hunts (check the deer management unit on your permit to match the special hunt).

BECAUSE OF 2019 FLOODING AT MANY PROPERTIES, there are/may be fewer Special Hunts offered.

Some hunts on private county lands are now in the iWIHA program:

https://ksoutdoors.com/Hunting/Hunting-Programs/iWIHA-Limited-Access-Hunts



 2019 Spring Turkey Special Hunts
63 Spring Turkey Special Hunts were offered with 139 Total Permits available (some hunts offer more than 1 permit).
There were 28 Youth Hunts, 1 Disabled, 9 Mentor, and 25 Open Hunts.
There were 7 Leftover hunts after the drawing: 5 Youth and 2 Mentor hunts. 
The Application Deadline was 9:00am on Monday, March 4, 2019.

        - Draw Statistics of 2019 spring turkey special hunts available here.


KANSAS SPECIAL HUNTS PROGRAM

Special hunts are part of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism's "Recruitment, Retention and Re-Activation (R3)" efforts. These hunts are conducted on lands not normally open to un-restricted hunting and include department lands, including state parks, wildlife areas, and refuges. The hunts also occur on Walk-in Hunting Access areas (WIHA), national wildlife refuges, city and county properties, and other locations. These hunts limit the number of participants to ensure a quality experience or to achieve specific management goals, such as herd reduction.

Special hunts only provide access to properties; Licenses, permits, tags, stamps, and Hunter Education are required, unless exempt. 

- For more information, e-mail staff at: specialhunts@ksoutdoors.com.

- Special deer hunts DO NOT include permits or tags; Special hunts only provide access to properties. All necessary licenses, stamps and permits must be obtained by the successful applicant. NON-RESIDENTS must have drawn a deer permit to be eligible for special deer hunts (check the deer management unit on your permit to match the special hunt).

- For more information, e-mail staff at: specialhunts@ksoutdoors.com.


- Please do not call for results. Send an e-mail to specialhunts@ksoutdoors.com

 


LEFTOVER HUNTS ARE POSTED after the drawings are complete and all notifications have been sent. Leftovers are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
TO REQUEST A LEFTOVER HUNT, PLEASE EMAIL hunt #, name, address, city, zip code, phone, email and date of birth to specialhunts@ksoutdoors.com

Leftover hunts may change if there are cancellations.

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THE LIST OF FALL 2019 AND WINTER 2020 SPECIAL HUNTS CAN BE SEEN HERE.


E-MAIL NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE SENT to "successful" and "unsuccessful" applicants. Make sure you have a VALID e-mail address on file, and check all security settings, and "junk" and "spam" folders.


If you wish to revise your application or change your password:

  • Click on "Special Hunts Application" or "View Special Hunts List"
  • Use your username and password to log in
  • A new page will open; Select "My Information" in the upper right-hand corner
  • Make any necessary changes to your special hunt selections or password

Instructions to Apply for a Special Hunt

Before beginning the application process, please read the following file explaining age restrictions, hunt type definitions and the application process.

You can view application instructions and information for 2020 Spring Hunts

HERE

You can view a list of the hunts by clicking on the following button:

To begin the online registration process, click the "Special Hunts Application" button below.

Here you will either Login to an existing account or create a new account. (Save this account information, it will be used for deer check-in, turkey check-in, future special hunts applications, etc.)

Once you are logged in you will fill out the following information. The information is required to continue the process.

  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Address
  4. City, State, Zip Code
  5. Phone Number
  6. Email - this is for draw notification, if you are selected for a hunt you will receive an email with a link to print off your permit. If you are not selected you will also receive an email
  7. Date of Birth - This needs to be the Date of Birth for the individual going on the hunt. Youth hunts are only for hunters sixteen years old or younger at the time of the hunt.

Once you have filled out the information you must check the "Acknowledgment" box to verify that the information is correct.

Once this box is checked, the "Select your choices" section(s) will appear. You are given three choices for each species that have hunts available during that season. During the first fall application period you can sign up for both Sept. - Oct. hunts as well as Nov. - Dec. hunts.

To select a choice for a species click on the corresponding button "Select * Hunt Choice". * being the choice, 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

This brings up the hunts list corresponding to the species and the season you are selecting. You can either click the corresponding "Select Hunt" button on a hunt from the list, or if you already know your hunt code, you can enter it in the Hunt Code box and click "Select Hunt".

This returns you to the application and replaces the button you clicked with the hunt you selected. You will also see a checkbox located next to the hunt, labeled "Any Date". If you check this box it allows you to be in the drawing for any hunt for that location and hunt type, not just the date you selected. Giving you more of an opportunity to draw a hunt.

Once you have selected all your hunts click "Select Hunts".

NEW! To review or edit your current application, use the "My Information" link found on the upper right corner after login.

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Fall '19/Winter '20 Special Hunts
    - The Fall '19 / Winter '20 Special Hunt Drawing and Notification is Complete.
- There were 384 Special Hunts offered with 689 total permits (some hunts offer more than 1 permit).

Hunts were located on 19 wildlife areas, 6 state parks, 4 private county lands, 4 state fishing lakes, 4 city and county parks, 1 national wildlife refuge and 1 Corps of Engineers reservoir.

There were 164 Deer Hunts, 120 Waterfowl, 32 Whitetail Antlerless, 54 Upland, 6 Dove, 4 Fall Turkey and 3 Furbearer.

   
1ST DRAW

- Application Deadline for hunts beginning in Sept. or Oct. was Aug 5, 2019.

- There were 1,011 applications for 106 hunts with 278 hunt permits in the 1st Drawing. 

- There were a few Leftover Youth and Mentor Deer Hunts available on first-come, first-served basis.


2nd Draw 

- Application Deadline for hunts beginning in Nov., Dec., Jan. & Feb. was Sept. 23, 2019.

- 1,047 Hunters from 26 States submitted 1,709 Applications.  278 Hunts with 414 Permits Available 

- There were 17 Leftover Hunts available after the draw.  See Below for Leftovers.

Previous Year (Fall '18/Winter'19) Drawing Statistics Click Here