Big Game Seasons

Deer Management Unit Map

 
2020 Deer Application and Purchase Deadlines
  • Nonresident Deer Permit Draw: Application period April 1 thru April 24, 2020
  • Resident Any-Deer Firearms Permit Draw: Application period May 12 thru June 12, 2020
  • Resident Whitetail Any Season Permit:  Purchase through Dec 31, 2020
  • Resident Archery:  Purchase through Dec. 31, 2020
  • Hunt-own-Land Deer Permit:  Purchase through Dec. 31, 2020
  • Antlerless Whitetail Deer Permit:  Purchase through Jan 31, 2021
 
2020 Deer Season Dates

Youth and Disability: Sept. 5 - Sept. 13, 2020

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.

Muzzleloader: Sept. 14 - Sept. 27, 2020

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

Archery: Sept. 14 - Dec. 31, 2020

Pre-Rut Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only: Oct. 10 - Oct. 12, 2020

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. Ft. Riley unit CLOSED for pre-rut season.

Regular Firearm: Dec. 2 - Dec. 13, 2020

Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:
  • 1st Extended WAO: Jan. 1 - 10, 2021         Units 6, 8, 9, 10 and 17
  • 2nd Extended WAO: Jan. 1 - 17, 2021        Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14 and 16
  • 3rd Extended WAO: Jan. 1 - 24, 2021         Units 10A (Ft Leavenworth), 12, 13, 15 and 19

Extended Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons: Jan. 25 - 31, 2021 (Unit DMU 19 ONLY)

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 and 19, including KDWPT managed public hunting areas within those units.
  • Four additional antlerless whitetail permits may be issued to the same individual and are valid only in units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 19 on private lands with landowner permission, Walk-In Hunting Areas, and 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.
2020Fort Riley Deer Season Dates:

Youth & Disability: Sept. 5-13 and Oct. 10-12, 2020

Archery: Sept. 14 - Dec. 31, 2020

Firearm: Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 15-23, 2020

Archery by Fort Riley Special Authorization: Sept. 1-13, 2020 and Jan. 11-31, 2021

Pre-Rut Firearms Whitetail Antlerless Only: CLOSED ON FT. RILEY UNIT 8A

 

2020 Smoky Hill ANG Firearms Deer Season:

Firearm:  Dec. 2 - 13, 2020

 

2020 Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season: (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

Firearm:  Nov. 14-15, Nov. 21-22, Nov. 26-29, Dec. 5-6, Dec. 12-13, 2020

Extended Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Season:  Jan. 1- 24, 2021

Extended Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Season: Jan. 25-31, 2021

  

2020 Antelope Application/Purchase Deadlines

Firearm AND Muzzleloader permit application deadline: June 12, 2020

Archery permits may be purchased through: Oct. 31, 2020

2020 Antelope Seasons

Archery: Sept. 19-27 and Oct. 10-31, 2020

Muzzleloader: Sept. 28 - Oct. 5, 2020

Firearm: Oct. 2-5, 2020

Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

 

Elk Application/Purchase Deadlines

Permit pplication deadline: June 12, 2020

Hunt-Own-Land Elk purchase deadline: March 15, 2021

Elk Seasons (OUTSIDE FT. RILEY)
  • Muzzleloader: Sept. 1-30, 2020
  • Archery: Sept. 14 - Dec. 31, 2020
  • Firearm: Aug. 1-31, Dec. 2-13, 2020 and Jan. 1-Mar. 15, 2021
Elk Seasons (ON FORT RILEY)
  • Muzzleloader/Archery: Sept. 1-30, 2020
  • Firearm Season (for Any-Elk Permit Holders): Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2020
  • Firearm, First Segment: Oct. 1-31, 2020
  • Firearm, Second Segment: Nov. 1-30, 2020
  • Firearm, Third Segment: Dec. 1-31, 2020