Big Game Seasons

Deer Management Unit Map

 
2019 DEER Application and Purchase Deadlines:
  • Nonresident Deer Permit Draw: Application period April 1 thru April 26, 2019
  • Resident Any-Deer Firearms Permit Draw: Application period May 14 thru June 14, 2019
  • Resident Whitetail Any Season Permit: Purchase through Dec 31, 2019
  • Resident Archery: Purchase through Dec. 31, 2019
  • Hunt-own-Land Deer Permit: Purchase through Dec. 31, 2019
  • Antlerless Whitetail Deer Permit: Purchase through Jan 31, 2020
 
PROPOSED 2019 Deer Season Dates:

 

Youth and Disability: Sept. 7 - Sept. 15  (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. 16 - Sept. 29, 2019  (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. 17 - Dec. 31, 2019

Pre-Rut Firearm Whitetail Antlerless Only: Oct. 12 - Oct. 14, 2019.  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. 4 - Dec. 15, 2019

Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:

Jan. 1 - 3, 2020         Units TBD

Jan. 1 - 6, 2020      Units TBD

Jan. 1 - 13, 2020    Units TBD

Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:

Jan. 14 - 31, 2020  Unit DMU 19 ONLY

 

Number of Whitetail Antlerless-Only (WAO) Permits a hunter may purchase is five but they may use them as follows:

The first antlerless whitetail permit shall be valid for Units 1 thru 17 and 19, including lands managed by the department.

Four additional antlerless whitetail permits may be purchased and are valid in units TBD

NO ANTLERLESS WHITETAIL PERMITS VALID IN UNIT 18.

  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
2019 PROPOSED Fort Riley Deer Season Dates:

Youth & Disability:  Sept. 7 - 15 and Oct. 12 - 14, 2019

Archery:  Sept. 16 - Dec. 31, 2019

Firearm:   TBD

Archery by Fort Riley Special Authorization:  Sept. 1 - 15, 2019  and Jan. 2 - 31, 2020

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

 

  2019 PROPOSED Smoky Hill ANG Firearms Deer Season:

Firearm:  Nov. 26 - Dec. 7, 2019

 

   2019 PROPOSED Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season: (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

TBD

Extended Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Season: TBD

Extended Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Season: TBD

 

 
2019 ANTELOPE

 Firearm AND Muzzleloader permit application deadline: June 14, 2019

 Archery permits may be purchased through: Oct. 31, 2019

PROPOSED 2019 Antelope Season Dates:

Firearm:  Oct. 4 - Oct. 7, 2019

Archery:  Sept. 21 - 29 AND Oct. 12 - Oct. 31, 2019

Muzzleloader:  Sept. 30 - Oct. 7, 2019

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

 

2019 ELK

Application Deadline: June 14, 2019

 PROPOSED 2019 Season dates OUTSIDE FORT RILEY:
  • Muzzleloader: Sept. 1 - 30, 2019
  • Archery: Sept. 16 - Dec. 31, 2019
  • Firearm: Aug. 1 -31, Dec. 4 - Dec. 15, 2019 and Jan. 1 - Mar. 15, 2020
 PROPOSED 2019 Season dates ON FORT RILEY:

Muzzleloader and Archery: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2019

Firearm Season for Holders of Any-Elk Permits: Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019

Firearm First Segment: Oct. 1 - Oct. 31, 2019

Firearm Second Segment: Nov.1 - Nov 30, 2019

Firearm Third Segment: Dec.1 - Dec. 31, 2019

2019 HUNT-OWN-LAND ELK Application Purchase Deadline: March 15, 2020