The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks issues the controlled-hunt permits for all of the above hunts, which occur in Unit 8A, a special unit that only encompasses Fort Riley. There is a non-refundable $5 application fee. Applications are accepted during May. This year, there were also some leftover resident any-deer muzzleloader and antlerless-only tags for Unit 8A which were sold on a first-come, first-served basis to both residents and non-residents. In fact, at press time in late November, there were still some antlerless tags available. Non-residents pay $200 for an any-deer tag and $50 for an antlerless tag.
Once a hunter obtains a tag, he must then contact the Fort Riley Department of Environmental Services' Conservation Division to request a packet of hunting information. No other orientation is provided, and no guide service is provided. Once hunters arrive at the base they must go to the Outdoor Recreation Center and purchase a $10 base hunting permit, which entitles them to hunt any area on the base that is open to hunting. Each day during hunting season, base personnel create a recorded telephone message that describes which areas are open to hunting that day. Area check-in lists are posted at self-service........(continued)