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Big Game Seasons

Deer Management Unit Map

 
2015 DEER Application Deadlines:
  • Nonresident Deer Permit Draw: April 24, 2015
  • Resident Any-Deer Firearms Permit Draw: July 10 , 2015
  • Resident Whitetail Any Season Permit: Dec 31, 2015
  • Resident Archery: Dec. 31, 2015
  • Hunt-own-Land Deer Permit: Dec. 31, 2015
  • Antlerless Whitetail Deer Permit: Jan 31, 2016
 2015 PROPOSED Deer Season Dates:
  • Youth and Disability: Sept. 5 - Sept. 13, 2015 (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. 14 - Sept. 27, 2015 (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. 14 - Dec. 31, 2015
  • Pre-Rut Firearms Whitetail Antlerless Only: Oct. 10 - Oct. 11, 2015.  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. 2 - Dec. 13, 2015

    PROPOSED Firearms Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:

    1. Jan. 1 - 3, 2016      Units TBD
    2. Jan. 1 - 10, 2016    Units TBD
    3. Jan. 1 - 17, 2016    Units TBD

     

  • PROPOSED Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons:
    1. Jan. 18 - 31, 2016   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. TBD

 

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

2015 PROPOSED Fort Riley Deer Season Dates:

  • Youth & Disability:  TBD
  • Archery:  TBD
  • Firearm:   TBD
  • Archery by Fort Riley Special Authorization:  TBD

 2015 PROPOSED Smoky Hill ANG Firearms Deer Season:

  • Nov. 26 - Nov. 29 AND Dec. 6 - Dec. 13, 2015

 

2015 PROPOSED Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season: (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

  • Nov. 21 - Nov. 22, 2015
  • Nov. 26 - Nov. 29, 2015
  • Dec. 5 - Dec. 6, 2015
  • Dec. 12 - Dec. 13, 2015
  • Dec. 19 - Dec. 20, 2015
2015 ANTELOPE

 Firearm & Muzzleloader permit application deadline: June 12, 2015
 Archery permit deadline: Oct. 31, 2015

2015 PROPOSED Antelope Season Dates:

  • Firearm:  Oct. 2 - Oct. 5, 2015
  • Archery:  Sept. 19 - Sept. 27 and Oct. 10 - Oct. 31, 2015
  • Muzzleloader:  Sept 28 - Oct. 5, 2015
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

 

2015 ELK

Application Deadline: July 10, 2015

 2015 PROPOSED Season dates OUTSIDE FORT RILEY:

  • Muzzleloader: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2015
  • Archery: Sept. 14 - Dec. 31, 2015
  • Firearm: Dec. 2 - Dec. 13, 2015 and Jan. 1, 2016 - March 15, 2016

 2015 PROPOSED Season dates ON FORT RILEY:

  • Muzzleloader and Archery: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2015
  • Firearm Season for Holders of Any-Elk Permits: Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015
  • Firearm First Segment: Oct. 1 - Oct. 31, 2015
  • Firearm Second Segment: Nov.1 - Nov 30, 2015
  • Firearm Third Segment: Dec.1 - Dec. 31, 2015

2015 HUNT-OWN-LAND ELK Application Deadline: March 15, 2016