Non-residents are only elgible to hunt muleys with a bow or muzz. You need to draw a tag & a mule deer stamp. You pick 2 units that join. As far as public goes there is alot of wiha but it gets hit hard. Bird hunters run alot of deer out stomping through them. I would reccomend finding some private ground. I lived in Kansas for 10 years & have a lifetime. It is a great state but it gets alot of pressure.