Perry Lake to host annual Special Archery Deer Hunt starting in October

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District
Published Aug. 10, 2021

Perry, Kan. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announce the opening of the application process for the annual Special Archery Hunt at Longview and Rock Creek parks Oct. 1, 2021 – Dec, 31, 2021 and Slough Creek Park Oct. 16, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2021.

This is a specially permitted, archery-only hunting event. Hunting is not usually allowed in the park areas at Perry Lake; however, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts this annual hunt in areas that are closed to public hunting to prevent overpopulation of deer.

Hunters will be randomly selected from a pool of applicants and will be assigned designated hunting units. In addition, hunters will choose a second hunter to accompany them to the assigned area. Each hunter will be required to carry a special permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. All federal regulations and Kansas statutes apply. Applications are due Sept. 3, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

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For additional questions, contact Park Ranger Wesley Henson at 785-597-5144 or email at

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Release no. 21-051