In Aug. 2018, the Harvey County Commission, with the recommendation of the Harvey County Parks Advisory Board, approved limited seasonal hunting in East Park. The program is a partnership with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

The decision allowed for hunting of specified game, during specified times and days, during specified areas. The program allows for archery deer and waterfowl hunting.

Archery deer hunting was available from Oct. 10, 2020 to Jan. 25, 2021 on a section north of Northwest 24th Street. Only one hunter can use the area per day, but can bring up to two other people. 

Waterfowl will be available Oct. 31 to Feb. 14 on the northernmost section of the lake, as well as an area just south of 24th. There will be four blinds set up for waterfowl hunting. One person can reserve one blind, and bring up to three other people. Hunting can only be done from the hunting blind.

To use the specified park ground, hunters must fill out an online registration form through iSportsman. You can create an account here. A map of hunting locations across the state can be found here.

Hunters can reserve a hunting time beginning at 8 p.m. the day before. Reservations can be made daily.

After completing a hunt, hunters must check out from the iSportsman system and report what was harvested.

For additional information on the program, please contact the KDWPT at 316-683-8069.