Kansas Hunting Seasons, 2017-2018


The Sunflower State offers a selection of game for hunting enjoyment. Kansas hunting seasons include deer, turkey, antelope, elk and small game.

Several hunting programs are available in Kansas, such as the Sportsmen Assisting Disable Sportsmen program, which pairs hunters with disabilities and outdoor field partners. The Walk-in Hunting Access program allows landowners to open private property for public hunting of a variety of game. Deer hunters may enjoy the Hunter Referral Program, which provides landowners with large deer herds the opportunity to open their land for hunting.

Deer Seasons

Archery

Sep. 11-Dec. 31

 General Youth and Disabled Hunt

Sep. 2-10

Muzzleloader

Sep. 11-24

Pre-rut Antlerless Deer

Oct. 7-9

General Firearms

Nov. 29-Dec. 10

Whitetail Antlerless Only – Firearms

Jan. 1-14*

Whitetail Antlerless Only – Archery

Jan. 15-31

*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 region hunts and specific locations, please visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism website.

Elk Seasons

Regular Firearms

Nov. 29-Dec. 10
Jan. 1-Mar. 15

Archery

Sept. 11-Dec. 31

Muzzleloader

Sep. 1-30

*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.


Antelope Seasons

Archery

Sep. 23-Oct. 1
Oct. 14-31

Firearm

Oct. 6-9

Muzzleloader

Oct. 2-9

Turkey Seasons

Fall

Oct. 1-Nov. 28
Dec. 11-Jan. 31

Spring

Apr. 18-May 31

Spring Archery Only

Apr. 9-17

Spring Youth and Disabled Hunt

Apr. 1-17

Small Game Seasons

Bullfrog

Jul. 1-Oct. 31

Daily: 8
Possession: 24

Crow

Nov. 10-Mar. 10

No Limit

Pheasant

Nov. 12-Jan. 31

4

Quail

Nov. 12-Jan. 31

8

Prairie Chicken

Sep. 15-Oct. 15
Nov. 19-Jan. 31

Daily: 2

Rabbit
(Cottontail and Jackrabbit)

Year-round

Daily: 10
Possession: 30

Sandhill Crane

Nov. 11-Jan. 7  Daily: 3
Possession: 9

Snipe

Sep. 1-Dec. 16

Daily: 8
Possession: 24

Squirrel

Jun. 1-Feb. 28

Daily: 5
Possession: 20

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.