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Contact Commissioners and plan to attend future meetings

Name Phone /
Gerald W. Lauber
Topeka, KS
(785) 267-5522
[email protected]
Troy Sporer
Oakley, KS
(785) 672-4319 or (785) 672-0230
[email protected]
Lauren Queal Sill
Hutchinson, KS
(620) 200-4337
[email protected]
Emerick Cross
Kansas City, KS
(913) 424-6767
[email protected]
Warren Gfeller
Russell, KS
(913) 221-1173
[email protected]
Delia Lister
Pittsburg, KS
(620) 235-4805
[email protected]
Phillip Escareno
Garden City, KS
(620) 272-1258
[email protected]

Upcoming Commission Meetings
Commission begins all public meetings at NOON (12 p.m.)
June 20, 2024

Location: Hays - Hilton Garden Inn & Convention Center

The Commission begins all public meetings at NOON (12 p.m.), concluding only when business is complete; the Commission no longer takes an automatic recess at 5 p.m. And, the Commission holds the public hearing discussion and vote at the beginning of each public meeting, to ensure ample time for public input prior to other Commission activities taking place.

ATTENTION Kansas deer hunters!

Don't let bureaucrats take away your lifestyle!

Join Hunter Nation in Taking Action

Message from Kris Kobach - Hunter Nation Board Member

KDWP Forum on Baiting and Feeding Wildlife

When: September 21, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: K-State University, Manhattan KS

Leadership Studies Building - McVay Family Town Hall

The Department’s first “Informational Forum on Baiting and Feeding Wildlife” will be a joint event between KDWP and K-State Research and Extension, took place on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

Hunter Nation Founder Keith Mark advocating for Hunter's Rights at August 17th KDWP Commission meeting.

Archived KDWP Commission Meetings

Kansas deer hunters are your ready to say goodbye to big bucks like this?


Kansas has gone from the last place to one of the top deer hunting states in the country with over 640,000 whitetails.

Deer feeding has played a big part in that success!

Harmful effects will occur if the KDWP Commission bans deer feeding:

  1. The Kansas deer population will shrink.
    KDWP admits that feeding results in increased deer populations.
  2. Encouraging youth to take up deer hunting will be harder.
    Seeing deer up close while hunting is the best way to get kids excited and maintain their interest.
  3. Archery hunting will become more difficult.
    Archery hunting success relies on bringing deer close to the hunter. Feeding increase close encounters.
  4. Kansas landowners' property values will decrease.
    Successful deer hunting has significantly raised rural land values.
  5. Kansas will lose revenue and local businesses will suffer.
    Hunting brings in over $ 700,000,000 to the Kansas economy annual

Kansas Department of Wildlife (KDWP) claims feeding spreads Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

FACT: States with highest CWD rates have restricted or banned feeding for decades, yet high CWD rates have remained.

FACT: Supplemental feeding improves herd nutrition levels making deer less susceptible to CWD and other diseses.

FACT: Kansas has lower CWD cases than other mid-western states adn we have always allowed deer feeding.


  1. Jeffery Guidry on August 13, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Stop the ban on supplemental feeding

  2. James Tanner on August 18, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    Same idiots wanting all electric cars.

  3. Renee Stroud on August 19, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Don’t take them down. We need then to hunt to make a living. It’s not right to take it down.

  4. Douglas Kellison on August 19, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    I feel feeding deer is a good thing! It sure makes a very healthy heard. The bucks & does sure get much bigger than usual, and the fawns I love watching them grow up. I watch the deer year around and watch them grow over the year! I have hunted since I was 5 with my dad and now I’m 68 and still hunting!

  5. Dru on August 19, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    They should let everyone bait deer not just landlord or private land . Wiha and public land should let us bait as well

  6. Mathew Clouse on August 20, 2023 at 9:56 am

    My concerns have been voiced as well as Kansas bowhunter on this matter! Emails have been sent.

  7. Marty Milbert on August 20, 2023 at 11:32 am

    We need to supply deer with nutrients. I am against banning feeding. If you can not hunt by the food fine.

    There are so many negatives to banning this.

    Being a land owner that has a cut through would make my land pointless.

  8. James topham on August 20, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    100% against the banning of feeding deer. Hope you do all the studying before you. Make this decision

  9. Ron Lindig on August 20, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    Do NOT ban deer feeding. I have personally seen the deer population flourish when proper feed and crops are used. It’s a help not a hinderance to the deer population

  10. Robert on August 20, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    If I can’t feed deer, then there is no reason for me to be going hunting. I’m not gonna sit in the stand. Just wait for something it might come bye

  11. Marty Mashak on August 20, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    Did not appreciate the mass mailing I am an avid hunter but baiting has ruined deer hunting in Kansas lots of good bucks are still killed because of baiting conentrats deer . I guided hunters from all over most wanted to hunt over bait because they couldn’t do it were they lived.

  12. Bill Ryan on August 21, 2023 at 7:21 am

    Who elects or appoints these commissioners. How did they get in their position and how can you check the credentials of these commissioners?

  13. Tim on August 21, 2023 at 10:12 am

    The state of Maine feeds Darin mass and there’s no CWD there

  14. Ron Kimsey on August 21, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    This has already happened here people are feeding them we haven’t seen many deer around here for the last 3 years

  15. Clifford Gustus on August 21, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    As a bow hunter it is hard to get deer as close as you need them to shoot. It is a great way to get them in close by feeding them. I’ve got a 11 year old boy and he loves to hunt and being so close to the deer is exciting for him. I’m not sure he would I joy it as much if we weren’t able to get the deer as close.

    • Stacy Engstrom on December 19, 2023 at 12:10 pm

      I am against the banning of supplemental feed. There is ZERO evidence supporting it helps control CWD in any way. I healthier deer helps control the diseases way better than doing nothing.

  16. Kevin Kramer on August 22, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    This would be a very unfortunate thing for Kansas if passed. I support fighting this baiting ban.

    Thank you

  17. Albert Simon on August 22, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    I Vote to continue baiting

  18. Jessie Niedfeldt on August 22, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    Do they have any valid argument to justify this decision or is it just about control?

  19. James Dornbusch on August 23, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    I want to help the deer to stay healthy on my property and I support the feeding of deer. These deer welcome the supreme food and thrive by it.

  20. Woody K. Hess on August 24, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    After talking personally to a commissioner, this is a freaking lie, there is NO plan to ban feeding deer unless CWD can be proved to be hurting our deer population, and it would take a review by attorney general, legislature and then back to KDWP Commission. I am so disappointed that an organization that supposedly promotes hunting and hunters would lie to those very people, the hunters and sportsman that support our wild game and the right to hunt. Take me off you list, I have no trust in this organization.

  21. Bud mccullough on August 25, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Looks like there end goal will be to ban hunting altogether. Another government skam. They just keep coming.

  22. Jared Fumento on August 27, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    I am against the ban on deer feeding. I am a landowning Kansas resident.

  23. Shawn Rose on August 31, 2023 at 10:51 am

    As we all know these are appointed positions…. We need to make the phone #’s and email addresses available for the elected officials that appointmented them…. Votes don’t matter to Commissioner, but they do to Governors, Lieutenant Governors, etc…

  24. Greg McCullough on September 4, 2023 at 11:40 am

    You should be able to feed deer on private property

  25. Bradley E Close on September 15, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    Kansas is also going to war against not resident waterfowl hunters. They want to limit us to 3 days a week, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, with no more opening day hunting. They are raising the price of non resident hunt license and making a special non resident duck stamp at a higher price . They are trying to get the Corps of Engineers lakes to go along with the Kansas public land restriction and include there lakes with all Kansas public lands. If they do this , then Pheasant and deer hunters are next. Thanks to Hunter Nation for attending and speaking at the August meeting.

  26. Billy Setzer on September 16, 2023 at 8:45 am

    They need to leave us alone

  27. Justin Doherty on October 11, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    There so many positive reasons to feed deer on private property, and I sincerely agree with all of them. When my son took his first deer he loved it! He harvested the deer so easily because of feeding. 5 years later he still enjoys hunting and probably will for the rest of his life. My son enjoys hunting and it because we are able to feed the deer!

  28. Keith A Lamoureux on October 11, 2023 at 11:16 pm

    Would like up dates

  29. Kolby on October 21, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Praying they ban it, if you rely on putting corn out to kill a whitetail it’s the wrong hobby for you..

  30. Errol Remsing on February 12, 2024 at 1:55 pm

    do not ban deer feeding. as a land owner I have improved the health and survival of the deer on my land. feeding helps manage for better age structure and health. I have done this with alot of hard work and financial sacrifice. as a bow hunter this has helped me manage for better hunting and enjoyment afield. Bureaucrats have no business dictating rules on unsettled science.

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