Wilson Wildlife Area encompasses approximately 8,000 acres of wildlife land surrounding 9,000 acres of water ( Wilson Reservoir) nestled into the scenic Smoky Hills of north central Kansas.
SPECIAL DISABILITY AREA: A 240-acre area on the northeast portion of Cedar Creek is open to vehicle access for disabled persons through a special permit. Contact the Wilson Area Office for details.
SMALL GAME: Pheasant and quail opportunities are fair. Areas with a mixture of grassland, cropland, and weeds offer the best success. Hunting pressure is heavy on opening weekend in November. Hunting later in the season when there?s snow on the ground and birds are bunched can be better.
BIG GAME: Whitetail and a few mule deer provide archery and firearms hunting. Turkey numbers continue to grow after setbacks from flooding in 1990s.
MIGRATORY BIRDS: Fair numbers of mourning doves can be found. Ducks and geese use the lake during their migrations. While Wilson has not held large numbers of waterfowl in the past, improved numbers of Canada geese and mallards have occured with the addition of a refuge.
FURBEARERS: Numerous furbearers inhabit the wildlife area (coyotes abundant). Trapping and running is allowed in areas open to public hunting. Check regulations for seasons and other important information.
REFUGE: A waterfowl refuge was established in 1996 to help increase waterfowl populations and improve hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities at Wilson.