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Gove Public Domain Wildlife Area


Quniter, KS
GPS: N38 44 11.46 W100 13 23.59

Contact Information

Manager: Kent Hensley
Phone: (785) 726-3212

Location: 23 miles South of Quniter, Kansas

A Google Earth Map of the entire area is now available.

Gove Public Domain Google Earth Map (kmz file)


Gove Public Domain is a 160 acre parcel acquired by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism in 1969.


Gove Public Domain is best known for the extravagant eroded bluffs and rock formations. Hiking and hunting are the primary activities on the area.
A diversity of both game and non-game wildlife can be seen on the Gove Public Domain. Due to its size, wildlife is easily driven off the area by light hunting pressure, so good hunting opportunities are often limited.
Mule and whitetail deer, dove, rabbits (jack and cottontail), and coyotes in low numbers are also found on the area.

Special Regulations:
  • Vehicles are restricted to maintained roads.
  • No drinking water is available on the area.
  • Consult the annual hunting, fishing and furharvesting regulations for more complete rules and regulations that apply to Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism areas.