Kansas : Named for the Kansas or Kanza tribe of the Sioux family that lived along a river in the area and gave it the tribal name.
Kansas is called the land of the giants and is known for its large whitetail deer. The state is also home to the nation’s largest inland marsh and is a mecca for upland and waterfowl hunters. Kansas also consistently ranks as a top 3 states for pheasants and is a favorite of hunters for its late season hunting.
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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 provide landowners with large deer herds the opportunity to open their land for hunting.
Annual hunting license – all resident hunters age 16 through 74 must have a resident hunting license unless exempt by Kansas law. Nonresident hunters, regardless of age , must have a nonresident hunting license.
Kansas deer seasons
|Archery||sept 11 – dec 31|
|General youth and disability hunt||Sept 2 – sept 10|
|muzzleloader||Sept 11 – sept 24|
|Pre-rut antlerless deer||Oct 7 – oct 9|
|General firearms||Nov 29 – dec 10|
Kansas elk season
|General season||Aug 1 – march 15|
Kansas antelope season
|archery||Sept 23 – oct 1Oct 15 – 31|
|firearms||Oct 6 – oct 9|
|muzzleloader||Oct 2 – oct 9|
Kansas turkey season
|Spring archery season||Apr 8 – 16|
|Spring general season||Apr 17 – may 31|
|spring youth and disability hunt season||Apr 1 – apr 16|
Kansas small game seasons
|Bullfrog||July 1 – oct 31|
|Crow||Nov 10 – mar 10|
|squirrel||June 1 – feb 29|
Tips to remember when hunting in Kansas
It is illegal to hunt , shoot , or trap on private land without the owner’s permission. Hunting from public roads requires permission of the landowner adjacent to the side of the road being hunted. No hunting is allowed from state or federal highways .
The American buffalo (Bos or bison americanus) is hereby designated and declared to be the official animal of the state of Kansas.
The Tuttle Creek Wildlife areas offers some of the finest buck hunting in the state .