Kaw Wildlife Area

Location/Address:

Arkansas City, KS 67005
GPS: N37 02.564 W96 55.280

Contact Information

Manage: Kurt Grimm,
Phone: (620) 876-5730

History:

The Corps of Engineers owns the land and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks manages the area under a lease that with the Corp. KDWP enter into this agreement in 1979.

Description:

The area consists of 4,341 acres of land and river, all well above the conservation pool of Kaw Reservoir which is downstream in Oklahoma. About one-fourth of the area is under cultivation. These cultivated lands are leased to local farmers, a portion of the crop is left standing to provide food and cover for wildlife. The remainder of the area is grasslands and riparian timber. There is approximately 20-25 acres of pumped wetlands on the west side of the Arkansas River.

White-tailed deer, waterfowl, turkey, dove, and bobwhite quail are the most numerous and sought after species. There is limited opportunity for pheasants. Cotton-tailed rabbits and squirrels are numerous and have limited pressure put on their populations.

Kaw WA 491.24 kB
Special Regulations:

Kaw is managed for hunting and fishing related recreation. As a result, several special regulations are in effect.

  • No camping allowed at this facility.
  • Horseback riding, target practice, and off-road vehicle use are prohibited.
  • Tree stands or blinds must be of a temporary (portable) nature or built of natural vegetation available at the site.
  • Stands may be placed not more than 14 days prior to the season to be hunted and must be removed within 14 days of the close of that season.
  • Pen-reared game birds may not be released on the area.
  • A "No Trash" policy is in effect on the area. All trash must be carried out.