Dove Flats Wildlife Area


Elk City, KS
GPS: N37 18.202 W95 51.339

Contact Information

Manager: Darin Porter
Phone: 620.331.6820


This property was utilized as an air base during WWII, and was declared surplus property, then donated to the then Forestry, Fish and Game in 1974 for wildlife habitat and hunting. The property was initially managed in conjunction with the Elk City Wildlife Area, located a few miles to the south. The property was renamed Dove Flats in 1996 to recognize the long tradition of Dove hunting in the local area.


Dove Flats is a 206 acre property of upland type habitat including native grasses, cropland and mixed habitats. Management is primarily aimed at upland and grassland type species with an emphasis on Dove hunting management.

Special Regulations:

The property is utilized for special youth hunts during dove season and may have restricted access during those activities. Hunting restrictions are by posted notice.