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Hunting

The Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway travels through territory that has been a hunter’s paradise since the days of the Pawnee and vast buffalo herds. Nearly 150 years later, it is still a popular region to hunt and fish, in the Cheyenne Bottoms State Wildlife Area and in the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and on leased hunting grounds in between the two important wetlands.  Sportsmen from all 50 states and several foreign nations come to test their skills, and possibly have the hunt of a lifetime, amid the area’s vast marshes, prairies, wild woodlands, and rich crop fields.

 

Permits & Licenses

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism has a lot of information including the state Hunting Atlas and Fishing Atlas, see the links below.

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
Barton County - Buy Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Stafford County - Buy Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Kansas iSportsman Electronic Permits
Kansas Hunting & Fishing Atlas

In the event of whooping crane activity, the pools are closed to all hunting. Check the websites regularly for up-to-date closings.

 

Area Outfitters

 

Hunting & Fishing the Wetlands

For hunting and fishing information specific to Cheyenne Bottoms and the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, click on the links below.

Cheyenne Bottoms
Quivira Wildlife Refuge