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Kansas

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Overview

Known For

High abundance of large whitetail deer

Terrain

Consists mostly of fertile shortgrass prairies amongst rolling plains and lowland mountains in the far west

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Antelope
Antelope – Early Archery
See Regulations for Units.
Sep 24, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Muzzleloader
See Regulations for Units.
Oct 3, 2022 Oct 10, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Firearm
See Regulations for Units.
Oct 7, 2022 Oct 10, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Late Archery
See Regulations for Units.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
Bobcat
Bobcat
Statewide. All furbearer hunting, trapping, and running seasons begin at 12:01 AM on opening day and close at midnight of closing day.
Nov 16, 2022 Feb 15, 2023
Coyote
Coyote
Statewide. No limit. Artificial light, scopes and equipment that amplify visible light, and thermal imaging scopes and thermal imaging equipment may be used to hunt coyotes from Jan. 1 thru March 31 only.
Jan 1, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane – West Zone
Sandhill Crane. Daily bag limit is 3.
Oct 16, 2022 Dec 12, 2022
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane – Central Zone
Sandhill Crane. Daily bag limit is 3.
Nov 10, 2022 Jan 6, 2023
Deer
Deer – Youth and Disability
Statewide
Sep 3, 2022 Sep 11, 2022
Deer
Deer – Muzzleloader
Statewide
Sep 12, 2022 Sep 25, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery
Statewide
Sep 12, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Pre-rut Whitetail Antlerless
Statewide
Oct 8, 2022 Oct 10, 2022
Deer
Deer – Regular Firearm
Statewide
Nov 30, 2022 Dec 11, 2022
Deer
Deer – Extended Firearms 1
Antlerless Whitetail only. Valid in Units 6, 8, 9, 10 and 17
Jan 1, 2023 Jan 8, 2023
Deer
Deer – Extended Firearms 2
Antlerless Whitetail only. Units 10A, 12, 13, 15 and 19 only.
Jan 1, 2023 Jan 22, 2023
Deer
Deer – Extended Firearms 3
Antlerless Whitetail only in Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14 and 16
Jan 1, 2023 Jan 15, 2023
Deer
Deer – Special Extended Archery
Valid in DMU 19, 10A (Fort Leavenworth)
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 31, 2023
Dove
Dove – Exotic Dove
Eurasian collared and ringed turtle doves only.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Dove
Dove – Migratory Dove
Mourning and whitewing. Bag limit 15 per day. Year-round
Sep 1, 2022 Nov 29, 2022
Duck
Duck – Teal Low Plains
Daily bag limit is 6.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 25, 2022
Duck
Duck – Teal High Plains
Daily bag limit is 6.
Sep 17, 2022 Sep 25, 2022
Duck
Duck – High Plains Youth Waterfowl
High Plains Zone. Bag limit 6 per day. Six ducks including no more than, 5 mallards, of which only 2 may be hens; 3 wood ducks; 3 scaup; 2 redheads; 2 canvasbacks; and 1 pintail. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Duck
Duck – Low Plains Youth Waterfowl (Early)
Low Plaines Early. Six ducks including no more than, 5 mallards, of which only 2 may be hens; 3 wood ducks; 3 scaup; 2 redheads; 2 canvasbacks; and 1 pintail. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Duck
Duck – Early Low Plains Zone Segment 1
Early Zone. Bag limit 6 per day. Six ducks including no more than, 5 mallards, of which only 2 may be hens; 3 wood ducks; 3 scaup; 2 redheads; 2 canvasbacks; and 1 pintail. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
Oct 8, 2022 Dec 4, 2022
Duck
Duck – High Plains Segment 1
High Plains Zone. Bag limit 6 per day. Six ducks including no more than, 5 mallards, of which only 2 may be hens; 3 wood ducks; 3 scaup; 2 redheads; 2 canvasbacks; and 1 pintail. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
Oct 8, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Duck
Duck – Low Plains Youth Waterfowl (Late)
Low Plaines Late. Six ducks including no more than, 5 mallards, of which only 2 may be hens; 3 wood ducks; 3 scaup; 2 redheads; 2 canvasbacks; and 1 pintail. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
Oct 22, 2022 Oct 23, 2022
Duck
Duck – Southeast Zone Youth Waterfowl
Southeast Zone. Bag limit 6 per day. Six ducks including no more than, 5 mallards, of which only 2 may be hens; 3 wood ducks; 3 scaup; 2 redheads; 2 canvasbacks; and 1 pintail. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
Oct 29, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Duck
Duck – Late Low Plains 1
Late Zone. Bag limit 6 per day.
Oct 29, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Duck
Duck – Southeast Segment 1
Southeast Zone. Bag limit 6 per day. Six ducks including no more than, 5 mallards, of which only 2 may be hens; 3 wood ducks; 3 scaup; 2 redheads; 2 canvasbacks; and 1 pintail. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
Nov 5, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Duck
Duck – Early Low Plains Zone Segment 2
Early Zone. Bag limit 6 per day. Six ducks including no more than, 5 mallards, of which only 2 may be hens; 3 wood ducks; 3 scaup; 2 redheads; 2 canvasbacks; and 1 pintail. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
Dec 17, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Duck
Duck – Southeast Segment 2
Southeast Zone. Bag limit 6 per day. Six ducks including no more than, 5 mallards, of which only 2 may be hens; 3 wood ducks; 3 scaup; 2 redheads; 2 canvasbacks; and 1 pintail. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
Jan 14, 2023 Jan 29, 2023
Duck
Duck – High Plains Segment 2
High Plains Zone. Bag limit 6 per day. Six ducks including no more than, 5 mallards, of which only 2 may be hens; 3 wood ducks; 3 scaup; 2 redheads; 2 canvasbacks; and 1 pintail. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
Jan 20, 2023 Jan 29, 2023
Duck
Duck – Late Low Plains 2
Late Zone. Bag limit 6 per day.
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 29, 2023
Elk
Elk – Regular Firearm First Segment
Statewide except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a, and Unit 1.
Aug 1, 2022 Aug 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Regular Firearm First Segment
Statewide except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a, and Unit 1.
Aug 1, 2022 Aug 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Muzzleloader and Archery
Fort Riley only.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Elk
Elk – Muzzleloader Only
Statewide except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a, and Unit 1.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Elk
Elk – Muzzleloader and Archery
Fort Riley only.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Elk
Elk – Muzzleloader Only
Statewide except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a, and Unit 1.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Elk
Elk – Archery
Statewide except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a, and Unit 1.
Sep 12, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Archery
Statewide except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a, and Unit 1.
Sep 12, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Firearm Any Permit Holder
Fort Riley only.
Oct 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Firearm Segment 1
Fort Riley only.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Firearm Any Permit Holder
Fort Riley only.
Oct 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Firearm Segment 1
Fort Riley only.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Firearm Segment 2
Fort Riley only.
Nov 1, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Elk
Elk – Firearm Segment 2
Fort Riley only.
Nov 1, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Elk
Elk – Regular Firearm Second Segment
Statewide except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a, and Unit 1.
Nov 30, 2022 Dec 11, 2022
Elk
Elk – Regular Firearm Second Segment
Statewide except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a, and Unit 1.
Nov 30, 2022 Dec 11, 2022
Elk
Elk – Firearm Segment 3
Fort Riley only.
Dec 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Firearm Segment 3
Fort Riley only.
Dec 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Regular Firearm Third Segment
Statewide except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a, and Unit 1.
Jan 1, 2023 Mar 15, 2023
Elk
Elk – Regular Firearm Third Segment
Statewide except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a, and Unit 1.
Jan 1, 2023 Mar 15, 2023
Fox
Fox – Red, Gray, & Swift
Statewide. All furbearer hunting, trapping, and running seasons begin at 12:00 a.m. on opening day and close at midnight of closing day.
Nov 17, 2022 Feb 15, 2023
Goose
Goose – Canada Geese 1
Statewide. Bag limit 6 per day.
Oct 29, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Goose
Goose – Light Geese 1
Statewide. Bag limit 50 per day.
Oct 29, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Goose
Goose – White-Fronted Geese 1
Statewide. Bag limit 2 per day.
Oct 29, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Goose
Goose – Light Geese 2
Statewide. Bag limit 50 per day.
Nov 2, 2022 Feb 12, 2023
Goose
Goose – Canada Geese 2
Statewide. Bag limit 6 per day.
Nov 2, 2022 Feb 12, 2023
Goose
Goose – White-Fronted Geese 2
Statewide. Bag limit 2 per day.
Jan 21, 2023 Feb 12, 2023
Goose
Goose – Conservation Order
Light Geese. No limit. During the Conservation Order, unplugged shotguns and electronic calls may be used. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
Feb 13, 2023 Apr 30, 2023
Grouse
Grouse – Regular Prairie Chicken
East and Northwest Zone. Bag limit 2 per day.
Sep 15, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Pheasant
Pheasant – Youth Season
Bag Limit: 4 cocks per day.
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Pheasant
Pheasant
Bag limit 4 per day.
Nov 12, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Quail Game Type
Quail – Youth Season
Bag limit 8 per day.
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Quail Game Type
Quail – Regular Season
Bag limit 8 per day.
Nov 12, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Cottontail and Jackrabbit
Daily bag limit: 10.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall
Units 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Oct 1, 2022 Nov 10, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Youth/Disabled
Unit listed on permit.
Apr 1, 2023 Apr 11, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Archery
Unit listed on permit.
Apr 3, 2023 Apr 11, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Regular
Unit listed on permit. Firearm/Archery
Apr 12, 2023 May 31, 2023

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks.

Hunting GPS Maps

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Game Management Units

Hunting Layers

KS Private Lands Preview

KS Private Lands

Over 1,300,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Kansas. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

KS Gov Lands Preview

KS Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 1,300,000 acres in Kansas to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

KS Possible Access Preview

KS Possible Access

onX has mapped 37,000 acres of possible access lands in Kansas including timber companies and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.

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KS Game Mgmt Units

Kansas Antelope, Deer, Elk, Turkey, Duck and Teal Management Units. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.

Includes 8 Sublayers

  • Antelope Mgmt Unit
  • Antelope (Archery)
  • Deer Mgmt Unit
  • Elk Mgmt Unit
  • Turkey Mgmt Units
  • Duck Hunt Zones
  • Teal Hunt Zones
  • Youth Mentor Areas
KS Walk In Hunting Areas Preview

KS Walk In Hunting Areas

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Walk In Hunting Areas. All hunters are expected to know the rules of the program.

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KS IWIHA

Kansas IWIHA Limited Access Hunts


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