Big Game Seasons

Deer Management Unit Map

 
2021 Deer Application and Purchase Deadlines
  • Nonresident Deer Permit Draw: Application period April 1 thru April 30, 2021
  • Resident Any-Deer Firearms Permit Draw: Application period May 11 thru June 11, 2021
  • Resident Whitetail Any Season Permit:  Purchase through Dec 31, 2021
  • Resident Archery:  Purchase through Dec. 31, 2021
  • Hunt-own-Land Deer Permit:  Purchase through Dec. 31, 2021
  • Antlerless Whitetail Deer Permit:  Purchase through Jan 31, 2022
  
2021 Deer Season Dates

Youth and Disability: Sept. 4 - Sept. 12, 2021

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. 13 - Sept. 26, 2021

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. 13 - Dec. 31, 2021

Pre-Rut Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only: Oct. 9 - Oct. 11, 2021

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. 1 - Dec. 12, 2021

Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:
  • 1st Extended WAO: Jan. 1 - 9, 2022         Units 6, 8, 9, 10 and 17
  • 2nd Extended WAO: Jan. 1 - 16, 2022      Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14 and 16
  • 3rd Extended WAO: Jan. 1 - 23, 2022       Units 10A (Ft. Leavenworth), 12, 13, 15 and 19

Extended Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons: Jan. 24 - 31, 2022 (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 Berentz-Dick, Elk City, 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.
2021 Fort Riley Deer Season Dates:

Youth & Disability: Oct. 9-11, 2021

Archery: Sept. 13 - Dec. 31, 2021

Firearm: Nov. 26-28, Dec. 18-23 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

Archery by Fort Riley Special Authorization: Sept. 1-12, 2021 and Jan. 1-31, 2022

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

 

2021 Smoky Hill ANG Firearms Deer Season:

Firearm:  Dec. 1 - 12, 2021

 

2021 Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season: (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

Firearm:  Nov. 13-14, Nov. 20-21, Nov. 25-28, Dec. 4-5, Dec. 11-12, 2021

Extended Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Season:  Jan. 1- 23, 2022

Extended Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Season: Jan. 24-31, 2022

  

2021 Antelope Application/Purchase Deadlines

Firearm AND Muzzleloader permit application deadline: June 11, 2021

Archery permits may be purchased through: Oct. 31, 2021

2021 Antelope Seasons

Archery: Sept. 18-26 and Oct. 9 -31, 2021

Muzzleloader: Sept. 27 - Oct. 4, 2021

Firearm: Oct. 1-4, 2021

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

 

Elk Application/Purchase Deadlines

Permit pplication deadline: June 11, 2021

Hunt-Own-Land Elk purchase deadline: March 15, 2022

2021 Elk Seasons (OUTSIDE FT. RILEY)
  • Muzzleloader: Sept. 1-30, 2021
  • Archery: Sept. 13 - Dec. 31, 2021
  • Firearm: Aug. 1-31, Dec. 1-12, 2021 and Jan. 1-Mar. 15, 2022
2021 Elk Seasons (ON FORT RILEY)
  • Muzzleloader/Archery: Sept. 1-30, 2021
  • Firearm Season (for Any-Elk Permit Holders): Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2021
  • Firearm, First Segment: Oct. 1-31, 2021
  • Firearm, Second Segment: Nov. 1-30, 2021
  • Firearm, Third Segment: Dec. 1-31, 2021