If you're a resident of Kansas, or if you're just visiting and want to do some hunting while you're here, it's important that you know the laws and regulations governing hunting in this state.

In this blog post, we will outline the seasons for each type of game animal, as well as what type of license you need to hunt them. We will also discuss hunter education requirements in Kansas. So whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, make sure to read this post before planning your next hunting trip!

Hunting In Kansas

Kansas is a great state for hunting, with diverse landscapes and climates that offer ideal hunting conditions for a variety of animals. The state is home to a variety of game species, including white-tailed deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, quail, pheasant, turkey, and waterfowl. Kansas also offers excellent opportunities for varmint and predator hunting.

Kansas offers a wide range of public hunting land, including state parks, wildlife areas, and game management areas. In addition, there are numerous private hunting leases available throughout the state.

Whether you’re a novice hunter or a seasoned pro, Kansas has something to offer everyone. So get out there and enjoy the great outdoors!

Kansas Deer Seasons

Archery Sept. 13-Dec. 31
General Youth and Disabled Hunt Sept. 4-12
Muzzleloader Sept. 13-26
Pre-Rut Antlerless Deer Oct. 9-11
General Firearms Oct. 9-Dec. 31**

**Season dates vary by zone. Whitetail only seasons can vary in length by unit. Several deer seasons are specifically for military fort regions, and vary in length. To see if you qualify for these regional hunts and specific locations, please visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism website.

Kansas Elk Seasons

General Season Aug. 1-March 15**

**Hunting permitted only in some zones. This season is broken into 3-month-long segments. Dates vary for the Fort Riley area. To ensure you have a legal hunt, visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism website for more information.

Kansas Antelope Seasons

Archery Sept. 18-26 and Oct. 9-31
Firearms Oct. 1-4
Muzzleloader Sept. 27-Oct. 4

Kansas Turkey Seasons

Fall General Season Oct. 1-Nov. 10
Spring Archery Season Apr. 4-12
Spring General Season Apr. 13-May 31
Spring Youth/Disabled Season Apr. 1-13

Kansas Small Game Seasons

Bullfrog July 1-Oct. 31
Crow Nov. 10-March 10
Rabbit Open Season
Squirrel June 1-Feb. 28

How To Get A Hunting License In Kansas?

Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Hunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt.

  1. Complete the Kansas hunter education certification requirements.
  2. Choose the correct license type.
  3. Buy through the Kansas Department of Fish and Game website or office.

Kansas License Expiration

Hunting licenses are good from the date of purchase to Dec. 31 of the same year.

Where to Buy an Kansas Hunting License

Bag limits, special seasons and hunting regulations for Kansas hunting seasons do vary based on animal and region. For more information on obtaining licenses, permits and regulations, visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism website.

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