HUNTERS REMINDED OF CHANGE IN PHEASANT SEASON OPENING
Season opens November 4th this year
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks reminds hunters that some changes will take effect in the upland game seasons this fall. The regular pheasant season will open Nov. 4th, one week earlier than previous years, and run through the end of January. Also, the quail units have been eliminated; the statewide quail season will run Nov. 11 through Jan. 21.
Season dates for prairie chickens will be similar to last fall. An early season east of U.S. Highway 281 runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. The regular season will be divided into three units: the Northwest Unit (north of I-70 and west of U.S. 281) will run Nov. 18-Jan. 31 with a daily bag limit of two; the East Unit (all of Kansas east of U.S. 281) will also run Nov. 18-Jan. 31 with a daily bag limit of two; and the Southwest Unit (south of I-70 and west of U.S. 281) will run Nov. 18-Dec. 31 with a daily bag of one.
The daily bag limit for pheasants will be four (roosters only), and the daily bag limit for quail will be eight. Possession limits for all three upland bird species will be four times the daily bag.
For the second year in a row, the Kansas upland bird hunting outlook appears promising. The state will have good numbers of birds, more than 1.6 million acres open to public hunting, and some of the longest upland game seasons and most liberal bag limits in the country.