Located in the northwest region of the state bordering Nebraska and Colorado, Unit 1 is known for its excellent mule deer hunting. The area is diverse, with a mix of rough draws, hilly rangeland, dry rolling farms, irrigated farms, and brushy creeks with tree-lined banks.
Located in the high plains region and bordering Colorado and Interstate 70 to the north, Unit 2 offers excellent hunting opportunities for mule deer. The landscape is a blend of prairies, dry farms, creek bottoms, and farmland - great habitat for a muley!
This unit stretches along both sides of the Arkansas River from Ness to Great Bend and almost to Hutchinson. Mule deer are less common in this region with small populations scattered throughout.
Unit 7 is located in northcentral Kansas and borders Nebraska. The woods in this area are larger than in units to the west, contributing to the survival of bucks despite lower hunting success rates. Mule deer are not as common in this unit; however, there's always a chance you may run into one of the herds in the area.
Unit 17 encompasses Hamilton, Kearny, and Finney counties, as well as parts of 14 other counties. Located on the high plains, this unit borders Colorado and is mostly made up of wide-open grasslands, dry farms, and irrigated crop fields. The area supports lower numbers of mule deer, who make their home primarily on private lands.
This arid prairie unit in the southwestern corner of the state is home to whitetail and mule deer. The land in this region is generally flat to slightly rolling, though there are some hilly areas that are not suitable for farming. There are also a few cliffs that overlook the Cimarron River, which is the main drainage for the area.