Sheridan Wildlife Area

Location/Address:

Quinter, KS
GPS: N39 07 58.83 W100 11 09.41

Contact Information

Manager: Michael Zajic
Webster Area Office
1140 10 Road
Stockton, KS 67669
Phone: (785) 425-6775

Area located 4 miles North and 3 miles East of Quinter, KS.

A Google Earth Map for the entire area is available.

Sheridan Google Earth Map (kmz file)

History:

Sheridan Wildlife Area is located 4 miles north and 3 miles east miles of Quinter. The property is managed by Ks. Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and comprises 458 acres of land. The lake dates back to 1934, when it was built by the CCC program Works and the State Forestry, Fish, and Game Commission.

Description:

The Saline River bisects the 458-acre Sheridan Wildlife Area in the southeast corner of Sheridan County. The area’s management goal is to enhance wildlife by providing quality diverse habitats. Approximately 80 acres of timbered riparian habitat are associated with the Saline River.

The area supports relatively small numbers of both game and non-game species of wildlife. Wildlife can be easily viewed throughout the area by hiking in from one of the parking areas or from county roads that border the area.

Hunting opportunities are limited on the area. Since the area is small, wildlife is easily harvested or driven off the area. Once hunting activity dissipates, wildlife will return which can create some sporadic good hunts later in the season.

The area supports a modest number of whitetail deer. A few Rio Grande turkeys are also present on the area with hunting pressure being the heaviest during the spring season.
Upland game birds that frequent the area are pheasants, quail, and mourning dove. All populations fluctuate from year to year depending on weather conditions.

Ducks utilize pools created by beavers on the Saline River during spring and fall migrations. Wood ducks are residents of the area for much of the year.

Cottontail rabbits are common on the area. Fox squirrels are present in the timbered areas; however, populations are low. Other wildlife that frequent the area are coyotes, badgers, hawks, owls, bobcat, song birds, mink, beaver, and rodents.

Special Regulations:
  • Vehicles are restricted to maintained roads and parking areas.
  • Steel shot is required for waterfowl hunting.
  • Camping is not allowed.
  • Consult information center for more complete rules and regulations.
  • Wildlife areas are a necessary and vital natural resource for maintaining successful wildlife populations and provide a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Litter inhibits the recreation experience for others, so please take all trash with you when you leave.