Hunting and Fishing at Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge

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Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge offers several opportunities for hunting and fishing enthusiasts.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the expansion of hunting opportunities at Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, starting in fall of 2020. Click the thumbnail below to view a short video that provides details about this exciting opportunity.

Jack Bohannan Hunting 2020


Hunting and Fishing on the Refuge

National wildlife refuges across the country offer a variety of hunting and fishing opportunities. Please review our current Hunting and Fishing Brochure for refuge specific information and regulations

Management update: 

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge has evaluated and modified its water management strategy to better provide for the needs of waterfowl throughout the fall, winter and spring. These changes are necessary to better promote food production and utilization in our management units throughout the refuge.National wildlife refuges across the country offer a variety of hunting and fishing opportunities. Please review our current hunting and fishing brochure for refuge specific information and regulations You may observe lower water levels than in the past in some units, depending upon the time of year. This allows waterfowl to better utilize the food reserves that have resulted from management efforts. You may also see some management units intentionally left dry throughout the year – this is a strategy to rejuvenate these units.

These efforts are intended to best provide for the life cycle needs of waterfowl and other migratory birds, while continuing to provide quality recreational opportunities. 

Accessing Kansas State Hunting and Fishing Information:

For information on statewide hunting and fishing 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 the refuge, but may be purchased from KDWPT offices or online from the KDWPT website. 

For information about how to obtain a license, visit the KDWPT website at www.ksoutdoors.com.