Big Game Seasons
- 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
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.
Youth & Disability: Sept. 7 - 15 and Oct. 12 - 14, 2019
Archery: Sept. 16 - Dec. 31, 2019
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
Firearm: Nov. 26 - Dec. 7, 2019
Extended Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Season: TBD
Extended Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Season: TBD
Firearm AND Muzzleloader permit application deadline: June 14, 2019
Archery permits may be purchased through: Oct. 31, 2019
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.
Application Deadline: June 14, 2019
- 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
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