Hollister Wildlife Area

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Bluestem prairie dominates the open country and contains all of the true native grasses and forbs common to this region of Kansas. The historical use of these rangelands has been for grazing, first by bison and elk and now by cattle. A managed grazing lease has been in effect on the major rangeland tracts since 1983.

Crops are planted on about 180 acres through a share cropping agreement. Prescribed burning is conducted on approximately one-half of the rangeland annually.

The prairie and associated woodlands support many species of wildlife. Several small flocks of prairie chickens use the area regularly. Quail, rabbits, turkey, squirrels and deer are common.

County/Counties:

Manager: Monte Manbeck
Phone: (620)-449-2539

The Hollister Wildlife Area is located in southeast Kansas in Bourbon County, approximately eight miles southwest of Ft. Scott. U.S. 69 Highway is located seven miles east of Hollister Wildlife Area, K-39 Highway provides access three miles to the south.

Area News - Updated: 09/22/2020

Range is opening back up to the

public!!! Finally

 

Bring your own eye protection

We have disposable ear plugs

6 people at the range at once to keep the social distance

 

Hours:

Oct. 3rd and 17th 10am to 2pm Saturday

Oct 4th and 18th 12pm to 4pm Sunday

 

Nov. 7th and 21st 10am to 2pm Saturday

Nov. 8th and 22nd 12pm to 4pm Sunday

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Managed Dove Field: There is one managed dove field at Hollister WA for the 2020 dove season located on the north side of Hackberry road in between the "twin bridges"; one quarter mile west of 155 rd. Hunters are required to use NON-TOXIC SHOT while hunting dove on this area. Hunters are also required to obtain a free daily hunt permit prior to hunting. Hunt permits will be available in the parking area located on the southwest corner of the dove field. Cards will be available at 5:30 am September 1, 2020. Hunters should expect crowded conditions and are asked to be respectful to other hunting parties and should maintain a safe distance. 

General Information

Manager: Monte Manbeck
Phone: (620)-449-2539

The Hollister Wildlife Area is located in southeast Kansas in Bourbon County, approximately eight miles southwest of Ft. Scott. U.S. 69 Highway is located seven miles east of Hollister Wildlife Area, K-39 Highway provides access three miles to the south.

County/Counties:

Manager: Monte Manbeck
Phone: (620)-449-2539

The Hollister Wildlife Area is located in southeast Kansas in Bourbon County, approximately eight miles southwest of Ft. Scott. U.S. 69 Highway is located seven miles east of Hollister Wildlife Area, K-39 Highway provides access three miles to the south.


Special Regulations

Managed Dove Field: There is one managed dove field at Hollister WA for the 2020 dove season located on the north side of Hackberry road in between the "twin bridges"; one quarter mile west of 155 rd. Hunters are required to use NON-TOXIC SHOT while hunting dove on this area. Hunters are also required to obtain a free daily hunt permit prior to hunting. Hunt permits will be available in the parking area located on the southwest corner of the dove field. Cards will be available at 5:30 am September 1, 2020. Hunters should expect crowded conditions and are asked to be respectful to other hunting parties and should maintain a safe distance. 

Here is a complete list of Public Land Regulations or you can download the regulation summary.

History

The Hollister Wildlife Area has been a state wildlife area since 1978, when it was purchased by the Kansas Fish and Game. The wildlife area includes 2,432 acres of rolling range and pasture land, interspersed with native woodlands.

Hollister Facilities
Information kiosk
  • Type of Facility: Information Center
  • Location of Facility: N37 46.566 W94 48.409
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    Information kiosk with area maps and hunting regulations


Hollister Shooting Range
  • Type of Facility: Shooting Range
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N37 46.700 W94 49.418
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    Range is opening back up to the

    public!!! Finally

     

    Bring your own eye protection

    We have disposable ear plugs

    6 people at the range at once to keep the social distance

     

    Hours: 

    Oct. 3rd and 17th 10am to 2pm Saturday

    Oct 4th and 18th 12pm to 4pm Sunday

     

    Nov. 7th and 21st 10am to 2pm Saturday

    Nov. 8th and 22nd 12pm to 4pm Sunday

      

    Shooting range ( up to 100 yards) and trap shooting.

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    PRICES: OFSS members are not required to pay daily use fees (does not apply to trap-see below)

    • $20- Individual yearly OFSS membership
    • $30-Family yearly OFSS membership
    • $10 - Daily shooting range fee (non-member)

    Trap range = $5 per 25 targets (clays provided) (member & nonmember)

    Ear and Eye Protection is available at no charge.

    Hunters can sight in rifles at no charge during the month of November.

    No .50 Caliber BMG rifles allowed

    HOURS OF OPERATION: 

    Range is closed December-January

     Range is open February-November
    Saturdays 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM WEATHER PERMITTING
    Sundays 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM WEATHER PERMITTING

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