Located in the high plains region and bordering Colorado and Interstate 70 to the north, Unit 2 offers excellent hunting opportunities for whitetail. The landscape is a blend of prairies, dry farms, creek bottoms, and farmland - great habitat for a whitetail!
This unit stretches along both sides of the Arkansas River from Ness to Great Bend and almost to Hutchinson. It is known for its good whitetail hunting, with more pockets of brush and tree cover than other areas to the west.
Located northwest of Hutchinson in the center of the state, this unit is home to a large population of whitetail deer. The central part of the unit is characterized by round center-pivot irrigated fields, while the rest of the unit is mostly made up of rectangular dry farms and pastures.
Unit 7 is located in northcentral Kansas and borders Nebraska. this unit is known for its large number of mature whitetail bucks. The woods in this area are larger than in units to the west, contributing to the survival of bucks despite lower hunting success rates.
This unit, which borders Nebraska and stretches south to the area between Topeka and south of Manhattan, is known for its excellent whitetail hunting opportunities, especially on the hundreds of square miles of private land. This region is characterized by flat lands and rolling hills that drain into a variety of creeks and rivers, most of which are lined with brush and trees.
This unit is located in the northeastern corner of Kansas and offers excellent habitat for whitetail deer, with hundreds of farms, pastures, woodlots, and river and creek bottoms. The unit also includes an urban hunting area between Topeka and Kansas City, as well as on Fort Leavenworth, while the eastern half of the unit is characterized by dense woods.
Unit 11 is located in the southeastern corner of the state, bordering Missouri and Oklahoma, and is predominantly made up of private lands. The region is home to a large number of whitetail deer, which inhabit a patchwork of farms, pastures, and woodlands on both flat and hilly terrain.
This large unit encompasses land in 14 counties around Emporia and features a diverse range of landscapes, including prairie land, farms, ranches, woodlots, and riparian brush and timber. The area supports good numbers of whitetail deer and is particularly favorable for bucks due to the availability of both feed and cover in close proximity. This is facilitated by the presence of numerous edges between timber, brushy draws, farmland, and prairie land.
This unit is primarily composed of farmland and prairie pastures, and it is known for producing a high number of mature bucks each year. Most of these bucks find cover in thousands of acres of timberland and brushy thickets, which are predominantly located along rivers and creeks.
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 limited populations of whitetails, 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.