How to Get a Kansas Deer Tag for Non Residents


Applicants must apply online from April 1 thru April 27, 2012 or apply by phone 620-672-0728 620-672-0728. Unit 15/16 is by far the best unit in Kansas and is located south central part of the state. This is where Megaflight Outdoors runs its whitetail deer hunts. All fees listed below will have an internet convenience fee added at time of applying online for a permit or preference point. Nonresident White-tailed Deer permit (white-tailed deer buck, doe or fawn) – $322.50. Hunter applies in unit 15 and selects one adjacent unit in which to also hunt (16), as well as the season choice (archery, muzzleloader, or firearm) at the time of application. Group Hunt in Kansas: The group hunt application is to accommodate those who do not want to hunt unless their hunting partners draw also. Applicants (up to 5) must apply for the same unit and the same weapon choice. You must have group leader’s KDWP Customer ID Number to join the group. Muzzleloader permit holders may hunt during early muzzleloader season and regular firearm season using muzzleloader equipment only. If unsuccessful in the draw, hunter receives a $301 refund and a preference point for next year’s draw. If successful in the draw, you will also need to purchase a nonresident hunting license. Preference Point — $22.50. A nonresident hunter who doesn’t want to hunt in the current season can purchase a preference point that will count toward a white-tailed deer permit in a future drawing. For purchase over the counter and online: Hunter must first have a nonresident deer permit that allows the taking of an antlered deer, unless purchased after Dec. 30: Nonresident Antlerless White-tailed Deer permit (any white-tailed deer without a visible antler) – $52.50 for nonresidents. First Antlerless White-tailed Deer permit purchased will be valid statewide, including all KDWP-managed public hunting areas. Second Nonresident Antlerless White-tailed Deer permit shall be valid in units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10A, 11, 12, 13 ,14, 15, 16 and 19 on lands not managed by KDWP, except Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area. As many as three additional Nonresident Antlerless White-tailed Deer permits shall be valid in subunit 10A and units 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, and 19 on lands not managed by KDWP. All whitetail antlerless permits are valid during any season, provided legal equipment for that season is used. Permits may be purchased over-the-counter or online June 15 – Jan 30. The nonresident deer permit draw results should be available by June 1st. Nonresident hunters, regardless of age, must have a nonresident hunting license unless they purchase a exempt license which can only be purchased one time. All annual hunting licenses can be purchased online by clicking here or through all licensed agents, or Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks offices.

Deer Extended Season – Firearms WAO (6, 8, 9, 10 and 17)

Date: 01/01/2023 – 01/08/2023

Location: Units 6, 8, 9, 10, and 17

January Deer Season – Extended Firearms Whitetail Antlerless Only Deer Extended Season – Firearms WAO (10A, 12, 13, 15 and 19)

Date: 01/01/2023 – 01/22/2023 Location: 

Units 10A, 12, 13, 15 and 19 only

Deer Extended Season – Firearms WAO (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14 and 16)

Date: 01/01/2023 – 01/15/2023

Location: Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14, 16 Deer Season 

– Archery Date: 09/12/2022 – 12/31/2022 Location: Statewide Deer Season 

– Muzzleloader Date: 09/12/2022 – 09/25/2022

 Location: Statewide

The following permits may be used during this season in units specified on permit, using muzzleloader or archery equipment: resident or nonresident Muzzleloader Either-species/Either-sex Permit, resident Any-Season White-tailed Deer Permit, nonresident Muzzleloader White-tailed Deer Permit, Hunt-Own-Land Permit, Special Hunt-Own-Land Permit, Antlerless White-tailed Deer Permit, and Antlerless Either-Species Deer Permit. Hunter orange clothing is required

Deer Season – Pre-rut Whitetail Anterless

-only Date: 10/08/2022 – 10/10/2022

 Location: Statewide 

Any permit that allows the harvest of a white-tailed antlerless deer is valid during this season. Equipment and unit restrictions on permit imposed. Hunter orange clothing is required. Fort Riley is CLOSED for Pre-Rut Season Deer Season

 – Regular Firearm

 Date: 11/30/2022 – 12/11/2022

 Location: Statewide Deer Season

 – Youth and Disability

 Date: 09/03/2022 – 09/11/2022

 Location: Statewide 

Youth 17 and younger, who possess a valid deer permit, may hunt during this special deer season only while under the immediate supervision of an adult 18 or older. Any person who possesses a valid deer permit and has a permit to hunt from a vehicle pursuant to KAR 115-18-4 or a disability assistance permit issued pursuant to KAR 115-18-15 may also hunt during this season. All resident and nonresident permits are valid, and equipment restrictions designated on permits apply. Hunter orange is required.