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Deer Seasons

2023-2024 Deer Application/Purchase Deadlines

Nonresident Deer Permit Draw: Application period April 1 thru April 28, 2023

Resident Any-Deer Firearms Permit Draw: Application period May 9 thru June 9, 2023

Resident Whitetail Any Season Permit: Purchase through Dec 31, 2023

Resident Archery: Purchase through Dec. 31, 2023

Hunt-own-Land Deer Permit: Purchase through Dec. 31, 2023

Antlerless Whitetail Deer Permit: Purchase through Jan 31, 2024

2023-2024 Deer Seasons

Youth and Disability: Sept. 2 - Sept. 10, 20223 (PROPOSED)

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. 11 - Sept. 24, 2023 (PROPOSED)

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. 11 - Dec. 31, 2023 (PROPOSED)

Pre-Rut Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only: Oct. 7 - Oct. 9, 2023

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. Ft. Riley unit CLOSED for pre-rut season.

Regular Firearm: Nov. 29 - Dec. 10, 2023

2023-2024 Firearm Whitetail Antlerless-Only (Whitetail Antlerless Only) Deer Seasons

1st Extended Whitetail Antlerless Only: Jan. 1 - 7, 2024 Units 6, 8, 9, 10 and 17

2nd Extended Whitetail Antlerless Only: Jan. 1 - 14, 2024 Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14 and 16

3rd Extended Whitetail Antlerless Only: Jan. 1 - 21, 2024 Units 10A (Ft. Leavenworth), 12, 13, 15 and 19

Extended Archery Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer Seasons: Jan. 22 - 31, 2024 (Unit DMU 19 ONLY)

The first Whitetail Antlerless Only permit purchased is valid statewide except DMU 18, including all public lands and WIHA. Up to four additional Whitetail Antlerless Only permits may be purchased and are valid in the units shaded on this map on private land with permission, WIHA and the public wildlife areas designated with stars (Elk City, Berentz-Dick.)

Any unfilled 2023 deer permit valid in units open may be used during the extended whitetail antlerless-only seasons. Resident Either-species/Either-sex permits valid for the East or West zones are valid for an antlerless white-tailed deer only in units listed on the permit.

Any legal equipment may be used to take a white-tailed deer without a visible antler plainly protruding from its skull during the extended season. A valid Kansas hunting license is required, unless exempt by Kansas law. Hunter orange clothing is required.


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