NEW FOR 2021-2022

Fall Turkey Season

The 2021 Fall Turkey Season is Oct. 1-Nov. 10.

Sandhill Crane Hunting Zones

Two sandhill crane hunting zones have been established – a West Zone and a Central Zone. Season dates are as follows: West Zone: Oct. 16, 2021-Dec. 12, 2021, and Central Zone: Nov. 10, 2021-Jan. 6, 2022.

Youth, Veteran, Active Military Waterfowl Seasons

Hunters age 15 and younger, veterans, and active military members may hunt waterfowl during the youth seasons, season dates.

Draw-lock Devices

A special permit is no longer required to use a draw-lock device on a bow.

Urban Deer Management Unit (DMU) 19

The boundaries for Urban DMU 19 have changed. See Map.

E-licenses, E-permits, E-tags & Harvest Reporting

E-licenses, e-permits, e-tags and electronic harvest reporting are now available through KDWPT’s “HuntFish KS” mobile app.

Big Game Quartering/Proof of Sex

Big game animals taken with an antlerless-only permit may be quartered in the field provided a portion of the hide with the external genitalia is attached to a quarter.

Legal Equipment for Coyote Hunting

From Jan. 1 thru March 31, the following may be used for hunting coyotes: Artificial light, scopes and equipment that amplify visible light, and thermal imaging scopes and thermal imaging equipment. However, use of this equipment is not permitted on department lands and waters, including WIHA and iWIHA. Night Vision Equipment Permit required. See Coyote Information.