Flint Hills National
Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is a special place for wildlife and people. As you hunt and fish, please observe the regulations
to help you enjoy and protect rich diversity of habitats and wildlife found
The Refuge headquarters
and visitor center is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday,
except Federal holidays.
Hunting and fishing hours
follow those set in the Kansas State hunting and fishing regulations.
Please consult the Flint Hills Refuge Hunting brochure for details.
All Federal and
State Hunting regulations apply.
possess all applicable Federal and State License and stamps.
areas are open to hunting of waterfowl, deer, turkey, and upland game birds
with seasons set by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Park, and Tourism.
and furbearers is prohibited.
north of the Neosho River are closed to
all public entry from November 1 to March 1. See Hunt brochure for details.
Shooting from or
over roads and parking areas are prohibited.
It is illegal to
retrieve game from areas closed to hunting.
Bow and arrow,
shotguns, muzzleloader, and rimfire firearms are permitted for Refuge hunting.
All shotgun hunters
must use non-toxic shot, except those used for deer hunting.
hunting over bait are not allowed on Refuge lands.
Dogs must be
under the owner's control at all times.
Dog may not be used for running or harassing wildlife.
All Refuge Water,
except in closed areas, are open to sport fishing in accordance with Federal and
State fishing regulations.
length and creel limits apply to Refuge Waters.
For information about specific hunting regulations,
contact the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) at
620-672-5911 (Pratt) or 620-342-0658 (Emporia). Hunting licenses are not
available at Flint Hills, but may be purchased from KDWPT offices or online
from the KDWPT website. All you need is a credit card and a printer.
For more information about how to get your license, go to the KDWPT
website at www.ksoutdoors.com. For deer hunting in the area (not on the
Refuge), the KDWPT has a referral service. Call them at 1-888-497-8661 to
get information on local landowners who may allow deer hunting on their
property. All other hunting and fishing questions should be directed to
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We are currently looking for landowners interested in participating or learning more about the Legacy Conservation Easement Program, contact Refuge Manager Jack Bohannan at 620-392-5553 x103.