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
  • Walmart
    1905 N. 14th Ave
  • Dillons
    1700 N. 14th Ave

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Hunting Guides

Gun Dealers

  • Bob's Pawn Shop
    911 Matt Down Lane.
    Dodge City, KS 67801
  • Lily's Jewelry Pawn
    601 N. 2nd Avenue, Suite B
    Dodge City, KS 67801
  • Walmart
    1905 N. 14th Avenue
    Dodge City, KS 67801

Game Processing

  • Burkhart Meat Processing
    820 Winchester Avenue
    Kinsley, KS 67547
  • South Fork Meat Processing
    11998 US-283
    Ness City, KS 67560
  • T & T Meat Processing
    309 E. 4th Avenue
    Fowler, KS 67844


  • King Taxidermy
    10505 6th Road
    Ingalls, KS 67853
  • Great Plains Taxidermy
    218 E. Humphreys Street
    Ashland, KS 67831

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

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
Email Dodge City Visitors Center

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

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