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Big Game Seasons

Deer Management Unit Map

 
2014 DEER Application Deadlines:
  • Nonresident Deer Permit Draw: April 25, 2014
  • Resident Any-Deer Firearms Permit Draw: July 11 , 2014
  • Resident Whitetail Any Season Permit: Dec 30, 2014
  • Resident Archery: Dec. 30, 2014
  • Antlerless Whitetail Deer Permit: Jan 30, 2015
  • Hunt-own-Land Deer Permit: Dec. 30, 2014
 2014 Deer Season Dates:
  • Youth and Disability: Sept. 6 - Sept. 14, 2014 (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. 15 - Sept. 28, 2014 (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. 15 - Dec. 31, 2014
  • Pre-Rut Firearms Whitetail Antlerless Only: Oct. 11 - Oct. 12, 2014 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.
  • Regular Firearm:Dec. 3 - Dec. 14, 2014

    Firearms Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:

    1. Jan. 1 - 4, 2015     Units 6, 9, 10 and 17
    2. Jan. 1 - 11 2015    Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 16
    3. Jan. 1 - 18, 2015   Units 10A ,15, and 19

     

  • Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:
    1. Jan. 19 - 31, 2015  Unit DMU 19 ONLY

 

Number of Whitetail Antlerless-Only (WAO) Permits a hunter may purchase is 5 but they may use them as follows:

  1. A maximum of 2 WAO permits within Units 6, 9, 10, 14, and 17
  2. A maximum of 5 WAO permits within Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 19
  3. No WAO permits within Unit 18
  4. Only 1 WAO permit may be used on public hunting wildlife areas except for Cedar Bluff, Glen Elder, Kanapolis, Kirwin NWR, Lovewell, Norton, Webster and Wilson Wildlife Areas where 5 WAO permits may be used.  

 

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

2014 Fort Riley Deer Season Dates: To Be Established at later date

  • Youth & Disability:
  • Archery:
  • Firearms:
  •  By Fort Riley Special Authorization:
  • Archery:

 2014 Smoky Hill ANG Firearms Deer Season:

  • Nov. 25 - Dec. 6, 2014

2014 Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season: (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

  • Nov. 22 - Nov. 23, 2014
  • Nov. 27 - Nov. 30, 2014
  • Dec. 6 - Dec. 7, 2014
  • Dec. 13 - Dec. 14, 2014
  • Dec. 20 - Dec. 21, 2014

2014 ANTELOPE

 Firearm & Muzzleloader permit application deadline: June 13, 2014
 Archery permit deadline: Oct. 30, 2014

2014 Antelope Season Dates:

  • Firearm:  Oct. 3 - Oct. 6, 2014
  • Archery:  Sept. 20 - Sept. 28 and Oct. 11 - Oct. 31, 2014
  • Muzzleloader:  Sept 29 - Oct. 6, 2014
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

 

2014 ELK

Application Deadline: July 11, 2014

 2014 Season dates OUTSIDE FORT RILEY:

  • Muzzleloader: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2014
  • Archery: Sept. 15 - Dec. 31, 2014
  • Firearm: Dec. 3 - Dec. 14, 2014 and Jan.1, 2015 - March 15, 2015

 2014 Season dates ON FORT RILEY:

  • Muzzleloader and Archery: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2014
  • Firearm Season for Holders of Any-Elk Permits: Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2014
  • Firearm First Segment: Oct. 1 - Oct. 31, 2014
  • Firearm Second Segment: Nov.1 - Nov 30, 2014
  • Firearm Third Segment: Dec.1 - Dec. 31, 2014

2014 HUNT-OWN-LAND ELK Application Deadline: March 14, 2015