Archery Deer Hunting

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Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is a great place for archery deer hunting. Approximately 5,800 acres of the Refuge are open to public hunting of deer. Each year, the Refuge holds a lottery-style draw for 40 archery deer permits. See below for application instructions and the application form.


Rules and Regulations for Archery Deer Hunting on the Refuge.

  • The limited quota draw application window for Archery Deer Hunting at Kirwin NWR is closed.
  • The 2020 drawing for Archery Deer Hunting permits has been completed. Successful applicants are listed in the table below (or click here to view the list as a PDF). 
  • All hunters must possess a valid Kansas hunting license and all the necessary stamps and/or permits as required by Federal and State laws.
  • Archery deer hunters are required to obtain a Refuge Access Permit though the Refuge’s limited quota draw application process. Successfully drawn archery deer hunters names will be posted on the website shortly after the close of the application process.  
  • Archery deer hunters are required to carry the Refuge Access Permit on the Refuge. Successfully drawn archery deer hunters will receive an information packet containing the Refuge Access Permit and additional information.
  • Not all hunting areas are open for all species, so be sure that you hunt in the proper area. Areas open for hunting are outlined on the map. If you are unsure, contact the Refuge visitor center staff for assistance.
  • Hunting regulations generally follow statewide regulations including seasons and bag limits established by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. 

Regulations specific to the Refuge are as follows:


Portable Tree Stands and Hunting Blinds

  • Portable tree stands and hunting blinds are permitted. They may be installed no more than seven (7) days prior to the season and must be removed no later than two (2) days after the season. The use of nails, wire, screws, or bolts to attach a stand to a tree or hunting from a tree into which a metal object has been driven is prohibited on the Refuge. The construction or use of any permanent stand or blind is prohibited.
  • All portable tree stands and blinds erected on Kirwin Refuge must have the name, address, and phone number of the owner permanently affixed to the tree stand or blind. Portable tree stands and blinds without owner information will be considered abandoned property and will be immediately removed.
  • Natural vegetation may be used to construct a temporary blind.Baiting and trail cameras are prohibited. Baiting and trail cameras are prohibited.
  • Retrieving game from a NO HUNTING ZONE or from an area that is not open to the hunting of that species is prohibited. Regulate your hunting to ensure that game does not fall into an area where it cannot be retrieved.

 

Earn a Buck Program:

If successfully drawn for an archery permit, permitted hunters are required to harvest a doe and provide proof to Refuge Law Enforcement prior to harvesting a buck during the 2020 archery deer season. If successfully drawn, permitted hunters will receive further information regarding the program in the permitting packets.

This program allows for ethical wildlife management by ensuring appropriate doe to buck population balance.

2020 Limited quota draw information.

 

Kample

Warren

Anderson

Brett

Morris

Charles

Cox

Kenneth

Braddy

Eric

Korobka

Brice

Heaberlin

Dustin

Patton

Keith

Ewing

Cheyenne

Anderson

Aiden

Crouch

Michael

Wienke

Todd

Ewing

Zackary

Fortna

Derek

Peceny

Michael

Dreyer

Joshua

Braddy

Christopher

Bell

Penny

Ruhl

Todd

Bennet

Robert

Crause

Tyler

Nelson

Michael

Kingsley

Krystal

Liming

Troy

Covington

Jeffrey

VanZoeren

Russell

Swonson

Arley

Walters

Chancy

Pappas

Frank

Yeary

Michael

Bell

Chris

Ulberg

Lucas

Cochran

Allen

Klein

Clinton

Wright

William

Ogorzolka

Mathew

Huntrik

Mark

Moore

Daniel

Beckman

Carson

Walker

John

 

 

For application information, contact kirwin@fws.gov or mail to: Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge, 702 E Xavier Rd., Kirwin, KS 67644.

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