Kansas Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Kansas Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out "When Is Hunting Season for Kansas?"

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

The Kansas provides a range of hunting opportunities during hunting season. Species available for the hunter include:- Deer, Pronghorn, Elk, Turkey Coyotes plus a range of game birds and other small game animals.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority's Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

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Elk Hunting Season
Pheasant Hunting Season

Kansas Deer, Elk and Pronghorn Hunting Season

The Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism makes the following comments about Deer Hunting in Kansas.


"Two deer species thrive in Kansas: the mule deer and the white-tailed deer. Whitetailed deer numbers have increased dramatically in the last 20 years, and they can be found virtually statewide wherever suitable habitat exists. Highest whitetail densities are in the eastern one-third of the state. Whitetails have adapted well to Kansas’ modern landscape, finding cover in natural woodlands, shelterbelts, old homesteads and grasslands, and abundant food in cropfields."

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Deer (Firearms)

Dec 4-15

Deer (Muzzleloader)

Sept 16-29

Deer (Bow)

Sept 16-Dec 31

Deer (Antlerless)

Oct 12-14 & Jan 1-12

Deer (Youth & Disabled)

Sept 7-15

Elk (General)

Sept 1-30

Elk (Extended)

Oct 1-Dec 31

Pronghorn (Firearms)

Oct 4-7

Pronghorn (Muzzleloader)

Sept 30-Oct 7

Pronghorn (Bow)

Sept 21-29 & Oct 12-31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Kansas Turkey Hunting Season

The Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism makes the following comments about Turkey Hunting in Kansas. 


"Wild turkeys were reintroduced into Kansas in the 1960s, and the program has been a great success. Today, huntable populations of turkeys exist in nearly every county. The Rio Grande subspecies dominates the western two-thirds of the state. Low numbers in the southwest provide only limited hunting. Hybrid Rio Grande/Eastern birds are found in the northcentral region. The Eastern subspecies is common in the northeast and far southeast regions, where numbers have grown tremendously in recent years."

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Turkey First Segment

Oct 1 - Dec 3

Turkey Second Segment

Dec 16 - Jan 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

 Kansas Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Coyote

Open All Year

Rabbit

Open All Year

Squirrel

June 1-Feb 28

Furbearer Hunting & trapping

Nov 13-Feb 15

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Kansas Game Bird Hunting Season

The Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism makes the following comments about Game Bird Hunting in Kansas. 


"The ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) may be the most popular game bird in the state of Kansas, with between 110,000 and 150,000 hunters pursuing the species each season.

Number Two on the upland bird draw is the bobwhite quail. And Kansas generally ranks within the top three states in quail harvest. While quail can be found statewide, populations are generally better in the east. The southeast region of the state is usually the top quail producer."


Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Ducks

Oct 12 - 26 Jan

Canada Geese

Oct 26 - 27 & Nov 6 - Feb 16

Dove

Jan 1 - Dec 31

Pheasant

Nov 9 - Jan 31

Quail

Nov 9 - Jan 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Duck seasons vary widely across hunting units.

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Paul

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