Hunting is an important wildlife management tool that we recognize is as a traditional outdoor pastime deeply rooted in America’s heritage. Hunting can instill a unique understanding and appreciate of wildlife, their behavior, and their habitat needs.
As practiced on refuges, hunting does not pose a threat to wildlife populations, and in some instances are necessary for sound wildlife management. Hunting programs can promote understanding and appreciation of natural resources and their management on lands and waters in the Refuge System.
At Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge hunting is allowed for waterfowl, deer, turkey, upland game birds, and other species as permitted in accordance with Federal and State regulations. Only non-toxic shot may be used or possessed while hunting. Spent ammunition casings, including shotgun shells, are considered litter and must be removed.
To find out more about hunting opportunities, seasons and regulations on Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, contact the Refuge Office at 620-392-5553.