Kansas hunting regulations

Kansas Hunting Regulations

Kansas grows big deer, has substantial pheasant populations and some great draw hunts for elk and antelope. Public and private lands offer great opportunities. Gaining access to big agricultural areas is a huge bonus for bird hunters. Finding cover on the edges of agricultural fields is a great way to locate both birds and deer.

Kansas Hunting License Costs

Residents:

  • Lifetime Senior hunt and fish – $42.50
  • Senior hunting – $15
  • Senior hunt and fish – $25
  • Hunting – $27.50
  • Hunt and fish combo – $47.50
  • Apprentice – $27.50
  • 5 year hunt and fish – $182.50
  • 5 year hunt – $102.50
  • Deer OTC – $42.50
  • Deer landowner – $22.50
  • Deer schedule A – $52.50
  • Turkey – $27.50
  • Antelope Application – $62.50
  • Antelope – $52.50
  • Elk – $302.50
  • Antlerless elk – $152.50

Non-resident:

  • Hunting – $97.50
  • Under 16 hunting – $42.50
  • Hunt and fish combo – $137.50
  • Deer, whitetail – Schedule B drawing – $442.50
  • Turkey – $52.50
  • Antelope – $302.50

Kansas Hunting Application Deadlines

Elk – July 13, 2018

Antelope – June 8, 2018

Deer – July 13, 2018

Kansas Hunting Season Dates

Deer:

  • Archery – Sept 17 – Sept 30
  • Early muzzleloader – Sept 17 – Sept 30
  • Antlerless pre-rut firearm – Oct 6-8
  • Regular firearm – Nov 28 – Dec 9

Turkey:

  • Fall Archery/Shotgun – Oct 1 – Nov 28, Dec 11 – Jan 31
  • Spring Archery – April 9-17
  • Spring general – April 18 – May 31

Antelope:

  • Early archery – Sept 23 – Oct 1
  • Late archery – Oct 14 – Oct 31
  • Muzzleloader – Oct 2-9
  • Firearm – Oct 6-9

Upland Bird and Small Game:

  • Pheasant and Quail – Nov 11 – Jan 31
  • Prairie Chicken Early – Sept 15 – Oct 15
  • Prairie Chicken Regular – Nov 18 – Jan 31
  • Rabbit – Jan 1 – Dec 31
  • Squirrel – June 1 – Feb 28

Waterfowl:

For a complete list of waterfowl dates, consult the Kansas hunting regulations page here –┬áhttp://ksoutdoors.com/Hunting/When-to-Hunt/Hunting-Seasons. Seasons are subject to change each year depending on overall counts and federal surveys.

Deer hunting is the biggest draw in Kansas and the state consistently produces some of the highest scoring whitetails in the country. Kansas also has mule deer populations. Elk are a tough draw but a really cool hunt. More tags will be allocated as herd sizes grow. Antelope tags are affordable for residents and the state has plenty of walk-in areas where you have a shot. The walk-in program opens up some great ground to deer and upland game hunters as well. You can chase rabbits year-round here and furbearers are also fair game with some seasons for hunting and trapping specifically. Excellent pheasant and quail populations offer bird hunters some serious chances at daily limits. Overall, Kansas is a great state for hunters chasing a variety of big game, small game and birds.

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