Great natural resources make Great Bend the perfect place to base a hunting adventure. Wetlands and grain crops offer ideal conditions for wildlife.
Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area
Approximately 13,000 acres of the 20,000 acre wildlife area managed by the KDWPT are open to hunting. Hunting is not allowed in the refuge areas.
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
Public hunting is permitted on 8,000 of the Refuge's 22,145 acres. Hunting is managed in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
Note: Non-toxic shot is required for hunting at both Cheyenne Bottoms and on Refuge property.
Walk-In Hunting Areas
There are over 60,000 acres of public hunting areas within 60 miles of Great Bend. To make things easier for hunters who want to hunt on private land, KDWPT leases 50,000 acres of private land within 60 miles of Great Bend specifically for walk-in hunting. Hunting on land leased by the state of Kansas does not require land owner permission. If you want to hunt on other private lands, you must receive the permission of the land owner. To receive a copy of the Kansas Walk-In Hunting Area Atlas contact KDWPT.
Call the Convention & Visitors Bureau for a list of lodging as it pertains to hunting. (Allows dogs, cleaning station, ect)
To get a copy of the WIHA and Kansas Hunting Regulations publications, call KDWPT at 620-672-5911.
Click here for the 2013 Hunting Guide for Kansas Hunting seasons.