Hunting

Hunting in Dodge City and Ford County

Dodge City and Ford County offer outdoor enthusiasts a variety of hunting opportunities including pheasant, quail, deer, turkey, and more. With welcoming guides, accommodating lodging hosts, and acres of public land, Ford County is a hunter's haven. Plan your hunt today and come experience our world-class hunting.

Safety Requirements

The state of Kansas requires each hunter to participate in and pass a hunter safety certification class if you were born on or after July 1, 1957. For course and license information, please call the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism at (620) 227-8609 or visit their website.

Dodge City License Agencies

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
    1001 W. McArtor Road
    620-227-8609
  • Walmart
    1905 N. 14th Ave
    620-225-3917
  • Dillons
    1700 N. 14th Ave
    620-225-6130

Buffalo Hunter sitting on a pile of hides

Walk-In Hunting Access

The walk-in hunting access (WIHA) program in Kansas kicked off in 1995 in an effort to enhance the strong hunting heritage by providing hunting access to private property. The program has grown to one of the most successful access programs in the country. By 2004, over 1 million acres were enrolled in the program providing countless opportunities for sportsmen to pursue their favorite game at no additional charge. Although the majority of the acreage provides good to excellent upland game bird hunting, some areas provide opportunities for deer, waterfowl, and squirrel hunting. For more information, contact the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism at 620-227-8609.

Local and State Contacts

For more information on season opening dates and other information, please contact the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism.

KDWP Region 3 Office
1001 W. McArtor Rd.
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-227-8609

To report wildlife crime contact the Ford County Natural Resource Officer at 620-225-1087

Lodging and Restaurants

For more information about great lodging and dining opportunities in Dodge City, please visit these pages on our website or contact the Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau. We will be happy to assist you!

Dodge City Visitors Center

Enjoy your time with the western hospitality of Dodge City. For more information, please contact:

Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau
620-225-8186
800-653-9378
Email Dodge City Visitors Center

400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
Dodge City, KS 67801

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