Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our locations, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and exercising good hygiene.

Features

  • Quivira National Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Sunset (1500px)

    Refuge Water Management News

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as part of its efforts to optimally manage the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and address the refuge’s ongoing water impairment, is actively working with local stakeholders and communities to explore future opportunities to collaborate on water management and conservation.

    Learn more >

  • Kansas National Wildlife Refuge Complex

    Quivira, along with Flint Hills and Marais des Cygnes NWRs (respectively), now make up the Kansas National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

  • Flock of Northern Pintails in a marsh

    Hunting and Fishing at Quivira

    Fishing is allowed year-round. Limited hunting is available September through February. Check here!

    Hunting and Fishing at Quivira

  • Pair of adult Whooping Cranes

    Whooping Crane Update

    Fall Whooper migration should begin in October. See how many birds were observed this past spring!

    Whooping Crane Sightings

  • Least Bittern

    Birding Quivira

    Quivira is one of the top birding destinations in the United States. Find out where to go and when.

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About Quivira

2020-2021 Hunting and Fishing Proposal - Submit Your Comments

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge proposes opening for crow, badger, coyote, fox, opossum, raccoon, skunk, furbearer, turkey, white-tailed deer, and mule deer hunting on acres already open to hunting other species. We are seeking public comments on the proposal during April 2020. For more information about this proposal and how to get involved click here.

2020-2021 Hunting and Fishing Proposal

Where is Quivira?

Kansas Road Map 1

Quivira is located in central Kansas, 30 miles west of Hutchinson.

About the Refuge

Hunting and Fishing at Quivira

Teal, Blue-winged thumb

Check the Hunting/Fishing page for seasons and other information. Fishing is permitted all year.

Hunting and Fishing at Quivira

Waterfowl Counts and Hunting Status

Shovelers

Quivira is CLOSED to hunting for the season (reopening in September). Waterfowl (03/25/20 Refuge-wide survey): Geese 46 (mostly Canada); Ducks 5,500 (mostly Teal, Ruddy Duck, and Shoveler, all regular species present). NOTE: phone messaging system at Quivira is no longer functioning.

Biological Survey Page
Quivira Water Management News

Refuge Water Management News

Quivira National Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Sunset (1500px)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as part of its efforts to optimally manage the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and address the refuge’s ongoing water impairment, is actively working with local stakeholders and communities to explore future opportunities to collaborate on water management and conservation.

Learn more >

About the Complex

Kansas National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Kansas National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS