Rod and Gun Club

Hours of Operation

Monday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


821 Sheridan Ave.
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+1(913) 684-2035 Kennels+1(913) 684-2815

The Rod and Gun Club is open to active and retired military, DoD civilians and family members. The club sponsors organized seasonal hunting and fishing events and conducts meetings the second Wednesday of each month, with a “cook your own steak” social hour. The Rod and Gun Club sponsors an annual eight-hour hunter safety course in late summer. A hunter safety course is required for a hunting license for those born on or after July 1, 1957.

All hunters must have a valid Kansas hunting license in their possession while hunting, and comply with state and installation regulations. All on-post hunters must attend a hunting briefing and receive an installation hunting pass. On-post hunters may use any weapons legal for hunting in Kansas, except pistols. Black powder and modern rifles may only be used in limited areas for specified hunts. Hunters must attend a hunting briefing before hunting on the Fort Leavenworth reservation. 

Rod & Gun Club brochure

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Activities & Events

Click here for the Rod & Gun Club 2019-2020 event calendar.

NRA Defensive Pistol Course, Fall 2019 

WHO: LADIES interested in learning the techniques of using a handgun in a defensive situation.

WHAT: NRA Defensive Pistol Course. COST: Approx. $75.00 (NRA Course materials, literature and supplies)

WHERE: Mill Creek Rifle Club, 7215 Gardner Rd, De Soto, KS.

WHEN: Begins on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, and meets weekly for ten (10) consecutive Tuesday evenings. (Last meeting on October 29, 2019) TIME: 6:00pm to 9:00pm, on Tuesday evenings. The NRA Defensive Pistol Course begins with a classroom introduction to handguns and firearms safety. The second meeting is a range session to help students recognize proper fit and function of a variety of handguns. Students do not need a personal firearm for the first four class meetings but are welcome to use their own firearm during the initial range session. Click here to sign-up! For more information/questions, call 913-240-5503.


State Certified Hunters' Education Course

The State Certified Hunters' Education Course is required before obtaining a hunting license for those born on or after July 1, 1957 or for those who hunt on the military installation regardless of age.


Dog Boarding Kennels

The Rod and Gun Club operates the only public ken­nel facility on the installation. The outdoor kennels are maintained full time and are reasonably priced.

Discounted rates are available to club members. For more information on the kennels call (913) 775-3694 or for reservations call (913) 684-2580. 


$30 annually for the entire family.

  • Free dove hunt
  • Free youth pheasant & quail hunt
  • Free seminars
  • European Pheasant Shoot
  • Free Kids' Fishing Derbies (twice annually)
  • Free door prizes at each meeting
  • Chances to win shotguns, rifles, fishing equipment and more
  • Monthly steak cookouts and seasonal programs
  • Discount rate at R&GC kennels
  • Fun shoots
  • Turkey shoot
  • Bass tournaments, Walleye tournament, and Crappie tournament
  • Hunter / Dog commpetition (twice annually)
  • Wild game dinners
  • Deer stand rentals
  • Clubhouse rentals
  • Free Kansas-sanctioned Hunter Education Courses
  • Monthly newsletters and special emails keeping membership current on post and Kansas hunting/fishing events and regulations
  • Access to the Outdoor Women of Leavenworth activities
  • 400+ members strong to share outdoor information networking (This alone is worth the membership rate of only $30/year for the entire family.)
Hunting FAQs

Where do I get information about hunting on Fort Leavenworth?

Contact the Installation Hunting Coordinator at +1 (308)520-3599

Who is authorized to hunt on Fort Leavenworth?

The following individuals are authorized to hunt on Fort Leavenworth: Military: - Active Duty - National Guard and Reserve - Retired Military. Family members of the above that are DOD ID card holders; DOD civilians who work on Fort Leavenworth. 15 years old and under are not required to attend Installation Hunting Brief.

What are the requirements to hunt on post?

  • All hunters 16 and older are required to have a Hunter Education/Safety Card to hunt on post. Anyone under 27 years old must carry a state approved Hunter Education/Safety Card. Hunters 15 years old and under must be accompanied by a hunter 21 years of age while hunting. 
  • Each hunter is required to attend the Installation Hunting Briefing annually to obtain their Fort Leavenworth Hunter ID card which expires end of July each year. Coordinate for this briefing with the Installation Hunting Coordinator at +1 (308)520-3599.
  • All weapons must be registered with PMO BLDG# 194 open Monday through Friday. Hours are:  7:30 to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m. vehicle registrations.
  • CAC & FT LVN Form 225 must be carried with the weapon at all times.
  • A Kansas hunting license with all tags and stamps for the species that you are hunting is required.

What kind of hunting is permitted on post?

Hunting for deer, turkey, upland birds, small game, and waterfowl are authorized on post. Trapping and fur harvesting is not permitted. Contact the Installation Hunting Coordinator at +1 (308)520-3599 for more information.

What kinds of weapons are allowed for hunting?

All weapons that are legal in the state of Kansas for hunting are legal on-post except for rim-fire rifles and Air guns.

Hunting Regulations

View the Hunting Regulations. 

Hunting Documents

The following documents are downloadable:





Weapon Registration Information

Click here for the Visitor Control Center hours of operation.

•All weapons must be registered at the Visitor Control Center, 1 Sherman Ave. Bldg 4001.