HUNTING Hunting on the Refuge is allowed. Refuge rules and regulations vary from state regulations.Predominant species hunted are quail, turkey, and white-tailed deer. Squirrel and rabbits are hunted to a lesser extent. Waterfowl hunting is generally limited to small farm ponds, mine ponds, and the Marais des Cygnes River. However, during flood events, as much as 2,000 additional acres of flooded timber and old fields may become available for hunting.Deer and spring turkey hunting are open only to those possessing a valid Refuge Access Permit. Contact the Refuge office for information on how to apply for a permit.The 2014 January antlerless drawing will be conducted by the Refuge. Click here to learn more.
The 2014 spring turkey drawing will be conducted through the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) Special Hunts Program. Special Hunt information will be available sometime in February with an application deadline of March 11, 2013. For more information or to apply visit the KDWP Special Hunt website.
The 2014 archery deer drawing will be conducted through the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) Special Hunts Program. Special Hunt information for this season is typically available in July with a deadline in August. When specific information is received this site will be updated. For more information or to apply visit the KDWP Special Hunt website.
For more information please contact refuge staff at 913-352-8956
Follow Us Online
Sport hunting is permitted on the refuge in accordance with all state and federal regulations. Hunters should consult the Kansas state hunting regulations. Special refuge hunting regulations also apply.