When to Hunt

Current Seasons

Location: Fort Riley

Location: Ft. Leavenworth

Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

Location: East and Northwest Zones

Location: Statewide

NOTE: All furbearer hunting, trapping, and running seasons begin at 12:00 a.m. on opening day and close at midnight of closing day.

Species: badger, bobcat, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, swift fox, red fox, gray fox, striped skunk, weasel.

Location: Statewide

Otter Bag Limits and Management Units

NO OPEN TRAPPING OR HUNTING SEASON ON ANY OTHER FURBEARERS

Location: Statewide

 PHEASANT

  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Bag Limit: 4 cocks in regular season, 2 cocks in youth season
  • NOTE: Pheasants in possession for transportation must retain intact a foot, plumage, or some part that will determine sex.

 QUAIL

  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Bag Limit: 8 in regular season, 4 in youth season

Location: Low Plains Southeast Zone - First Segment

  • Area open: Southeast Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6
    Six ducks, which may include no more than five mallards (only two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two canvasbacks, one scaup and one pintail. The daily bag may comprise six of any other duck, such as six teal, six gadwall, or six wigeon.
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit

Location: Sandhill Crane Unit

  • Daily bag limit: 3
  • Possession limit: 9

Location: Statewide

  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Limit: No Limit

Location: Statewide

Daily Bag Limit: 50

Possession Limit: Unlimited

Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Stamp, State, Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

Location: Statewide

  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 6 (including Brant)
  • Possession limit: 18

Location: Fort Riley

Location: Low Plains Late Zone - First Segment

  • Area open: Low Plains Late Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6
    Six ducks, which may include no more than five mallards (only two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two canvasbacks, one scaup and one pintail. The daily bag may comprise six of any other duck, such as six teal, six gadwall, or six wigeon.
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit

Location: Statewide

  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 2
  • Possession limit: 6

Location: Statewide

  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 3
  • Possession limit: 9

Location: Sandhill Crane Unit

  • Daily bag limit: 3
  • Possession limit: 9

Location: High Plains Unit - First Segment

  • Area open: High Plains Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6
    Six ducks, which may include no more than five mallards (only two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two canvasbacks, one scaup and one pintail. The daily bag may comprise six of any other duck, such as six teal, six gadwall, or six wigeon.
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit

Location: Low Plains Early Zone - First Segment

  • Area open: Early Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6
    Six ducks, which may include no more than five mallards (only two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two canvasbacks, one scaup and one pintail. The daily bag may comprise six of any other duck, such as six teal, six gadwall, or six wigeon.
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit

Location: Fort Riley

Elk Season - Firearm Season for Holders of Any-Elk Permits - Fort Riley

Location: Statewide

Location: Fort Riley

Location: Unit(s) Specified on Permit

Elk Season Outside Fort Riley - Archery

Location: Statewide

  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 8
  • Possession limit: 24

Location: Statewide

  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: The daily bag limit of 15 applies to mourning and white-winged doves, single species or in combination. There is no limit on Eurasian collared or ringed turtle doves, but any taken in addition to the mourning and white-winged dove daily bag must have a fully-feathered wing attached while being transported.
  • Possession limit: 45 (mourning and white-winged doves)

Location: Statewide

  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 5
  • Possession limit: 20

Location: Statewide

(Eurasian collared and ringed turtle doves)

  • Area open: Statewide
  • Season: Year-round
  • Daily bag limit: There is no limit on Eurasian collared or ringed turtle doves, but any taken during the migratory dove season in addition to the mourning and white-winged dove daily bag must have a fully-feathered wing attached while being transported.

Location: Statewide

  • Cottontail & Jackrabbit
  • Regular: All year
  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 10
  • Possession limit: 30

Location: Statewide

Season Dates (statewide): All year
Season Limit: No limit

There is no closed season for trapping or hunting coyotes. Motor vehicles and radios in vehicles may be used to hunt coyotes only. Furharvester license is required to trap and sell; hunting license is required to hunt and sell.


Upcoming Seasons

Location: Fort Riley

Location: Statewide

Location: Smoky Hill

Smoky Hill ANG Firearms Deer Season

Location: Unit(s) Specified on Permit

Elk Season Outside Fort Riley - Firearm

Location: Ft. Leavenworth

2012 Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

Location: Ft. Leavenworth

Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

Location: Fort Riley

Location: Low Plains Early Zone - Second Segment

  • Area open: Early Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6
    Six ducks, which may include no more than five mallards (only two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two canvasbacks, one scaup and one pintail. The daily bag may comprise six of any other duck, such as six teal, six gadwall, or six wigeon.
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit

Location: Units 6, 8, 9, 10, and 17

January Deer Season - Extended Firearms Whitetail Antlerless Only

Location: Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14, 16

Location: Units 10A, 12, 13, 15 and 19 only

Location: Unit(s) Specified on Permit

January Elk Season Outside Fort Riley - Firearm

Location: Low Plains Southeast Zone - Second Segment

  • Area open: Southeast Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6
    Six ducks, which may include no more than five mallards (only two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two canvasbacks, one scaup and one pintail. The daily bag may comprise six of any other duck, such as six teal, six gadwall, or six wigeon.
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit

Location: High Plains Unit - Second Segment

  • Area open: High Plains Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6
    Six ducks, which may include no more than five mallards (only two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two canvasbacks, one scaup and one pintail. The daily bag may comprise six of any other duck, such as six teal, six gadwall, or six wigeon.
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit

Location: Statewide

  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 2
  • Possession limit: 6

Location: Low Plains Late Zone - Second Segment

  • Area open: Low Plains Late Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6
    Six ducks, which may include no more than five mallards (only two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two canvasbacks, one scaup and one pintail. The daily bag may comprise six of any other duck, such as six teal, six gadwall, or six wigeon.
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit

Location: DMU 19, 10A (Fort Leavenworth)

The following unfilled permits are valid during this season using archery equipment only for antlerless whitetails. Resident and nonresident Archery Either species/ Either-sex permit, nonresident Archery White-tailed Deer permit, resident Any-Season White-tailed Deer permit, Hunt-Own-Land Permit valid for Unit 19, Special Hunt-Own-Land permit valid for Unit 19, and Antlerless White-tailed Deer permit. A 2020 hunting license is required, unless exempt by Kansas law. Unit 10A is Ft. Leavenworth and is open only to military personnel.


All Seasons
Youth Seasons
Spring Turkey - Youth/Disabled
Date: 04/01/2020 - 04/14/2020
Location: Unit Specified on Permit

Spring Turkey - Youth/Disabled

Deer Season - Youth and Disability
Date: 09/05/2020 - 09/13/2020
Location: Statewide

Youth 16 and younger, who possess a valid deer permit, may hunt during this special deer season only while under the immediate supervision of an adult 18 or older. Any person who possesses a valid deer permit and has a permit to hunt from a vehicle pursuant to KAR 115-18-4 or a disability assistance permit issued pursuant to KAR 115-18-15 may also hunt during this season. All resident and nonresident permits are valid, and equipment restrictions designated on permits apply. Hunter orange is required.

Pheasant & Quail Youth Season
Date: 11/07/2020 - 11/08/2020
Location: Statewide

 PHEASANT

  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Bag Limit: 2 cocks in youth season
  • NOTE: Pheasants in possession for transportation must retain intact a foot, plumage, or some part that will determine sex.

 QUAIL

  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Bag Limit: 4 in youth season
Duck Season - Youth/Veteran/Active Military (Low Plains Southeast)
Date: 11/07/2020 - 11/08/2020
Location: Low Plains Southeast Zone
  • Daily Bag Limit: Youth 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots, and mergansers with same daily bag limits as during the regular seasons.
  • Possession Limit: same as regular seasons.
  • Stamps/Permits Required: Resident youth hunters do not need any stamps or permits. Nonresident youth need a nonresident hunting license, a Kansas HIP Permit and State Waterfowl Permit.
Duck Season - Youth/Veteran/Active Military (Low Plains Late)
Date: 10/24/2020 - 10/25/2020
Location: Low Plains Late Zone
  • Daily Bag Limit: Youth 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots, and mergansers with same daily bag limits as during the regular seasons.
  • Possession Limit: same as regular seasons.
  • Stamps/Permits Required: Resident youth hunters do not need any stamps or permits. Nonresident youth need a nonresident hunting license, a Kansas HIP Permit and State Waterfowl Permit.
Duck Season - Youth/Veteran/Active Military (Low Plains Early)
Date: 10/03/2020 - 10/04/2020
Location: Low Plains Early Zone
  • Daily Bag Limit: Youth 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots, and mergansers with same daily bag limits as during the regular seasons.
  • Possession Limit: same as regular seasons.
  • Stamps/Permits Required: Resident youth hunters do not need any stamps or permits. Nonresident youth need a nonresident hunting license, a Kansas HIP Permit and State Waterfowl Permit.
Duck Season - Youth/Veteran/Active Military (High Plains)
Date: 10/03/2020 - 10/04/2020
Location: High Plains Zone

Daily Bag Limit: Youth 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots, and mergansers with same daily bag limits as during the regular seasons.

Possession Limit: same as regular seasons.

Stamps/Permits Required: Resident youth hunters do not need any stamps or permits. Nonresident youth need a nonresident hunting license, a Kansas HIP Permit and State Waterfowl Permit.

Deer - Fort Riley - Youth & Disability
Date: 10/06/2018 - 10/08/2018
Location: Fort Riley

Deer - Fort Riley - Youth & Disability

Deer - Fort Riley - Youth & Disability
Date: 10/10/2020 - 10/12/2020
Location: Fort Riley

Deer - Fort Riley - Youth & Disability

Deer Seasons
Deer Extended Season - Firearms WAO (6, 8, 9, 10 and 17)
Date: 01/01/2021 - 01/10/2021
Location: Units 6, 8, 9, 10, and 17

January Deer Season - Extended Firearms Whitetail Antlerless Only

Deer Extended Season - Firearms WAO (10A, 12, 13, 15 and 19)
Date: 01/01/2021 - 01/24/2021
Location: Units 10A, 12, 13, 15 and 19 only
Deer Extended Season - Firearms WAO (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14 and 16)
Date: 01/01/2021 - 01/17/2021
Location: Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14, 16
Deer Season - Archery
Date: 09/14/2020 - 12/31/2020
Location: Statewide
Deer Season - Muzzleloader
Date: 09/14/2020 - 09/27/2020
Location: Statewide

The following permits may be used during this season in units specified on permit, using muzzleloader or archery equipment: resident or nonresident Muzzleloader Either-species/Either-sex Permit, resident Any-Season White-tailed Deer Permit, nonresident Muzzleloader White-tailed Deer Permit, Hunt-Own-Land Permit, Special Hunt-Own-Land Permit, Antlerless White-tailed Deer Permit, and Antlerless Either-Species Deer Permit. Hunter orange clothing is required

Deer Season - Pre-rut Whitetail Anterless-only
Date: 10/10/2020 - 10/12/2020
Location: Statewide

Any permit that allows the harvest of a white-tailed antlerless deer is valid during this season. Equipment and unit restrictions on permit imposed. Hunter orange clothing is required.

Fort Riley is CLOSED for Pre-Rut Season

Deer Season - Regular Firearm
Date: 12/02/2020 - 12/13/2020
Location: Statewide
Deer Season - Youth and Disability
Date: 09/05/2020 - 09/13/2020
Location: Statewide

Youth 16 and younger, who possess a valid deer permit, may hunt during this special deer season only while under the immediate supervision of an adult 18 or older. Any person who possesses a valid deer permit and has a permit to hunt from a vehicle pursuant to KAR 115-18-4 or a disability assistance permit issued pursuant to KAR 115-18-15 may also hunt during this season. All resident and nonresident permits are valid, and equipment restrictions designated on permits apply. Hunter orange is required.

Deer - Firearm - Smoky Hill
Date: 12/02/2020 - 12/13/2020
Location: Smoky Hill

Smoky Hill ANG Firearms Deer Season

Deer - Ft. Leavenworth Firearm Deer Season
Date: 11/14/2020 - 11/15/2020
Location: Ft. Leavenworth

Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

Deer - Ft. Leavenworth Firearm Deer Season
Date: 11/21/2020 - 11/22/2020
Location: Ft. Leavenworth

2012 Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

Deer - Ft. Leavenworth Firearm Deer Season
Date: 11/26/2020 - 11/29/2020
Location: Ft. Leavenworth

Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

Deer - Ft. Leavenworth Firearm Deer Season
Date: 12/05/2020 - 12/06/2020
Location: Ft. Leavenworth

2012 Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

Deer - Ft. Leavenworth Firearm Deer Season
Date: 12/12/2020 - 12/13/2020
Location: Ft. Leavenworth

Ft. Leavenworth Deer Season (in addition to DMU 19 season dates)

Deer - Archery - Fort Riley
Date: 09/14/2020 - 12/31/2020
Location: Fort Riley
Deer - Archery by Special Authorization
Date: 01/04/2020 - 01/31/2020
Location: Fort Riley

Fort Riley Special Authorization

Deer - Archery by Special Authorization, Fort Riley
Date: 09/01/2020 - 09/13/2020
Location: Fort Riley
Deer - Firearms - Fort Riley
Date: 11/27/2020 - 11/29/2020
Location: Fort Riley
Deer - Firearms - Fort Riley
Date: 12/15/2020 - 12/23/2020
Location: Fort Riley
Deer - Fort Riley - Youth & Disability
Date: 10/06/2018 - 10/08/2018
Location: Fort Riley

Deer - Fort Riley - Youth & Disability

Deer - Fort Riley - Youth & Disability
Date: 10/10/2020 - 10/12/2020
Location: Fort Riley

Deer - Fort Riley - Youth & Disability

Deer Extended Season - Archery WAO (DMU 19, 10A)
Date: 01/25/2021 - 01/31/2021
Location: DMU 19, 10A (Fort Leavenworth)

The following unfilled permits are valid during this season using archery equipment only for antlerless whitetails. Resident and nonresident Archery Either species/ Either-sex permit, nonresident Archery White-tailed Deer permit, resident Any-Season White-tailed Deer permit, Hunt-Own-Land Permit valid for Unit 19, Special Hunt-Own-Land permit valid for Unit 19, and Antlerless White-tailed Deer permit. A 2020 hunting license is required, unless exempt by Kansas law. Unit 10A is Ft. Leavenworth and is open only to military personnel.

Antelope Seasons
Antelope Season - Archery (Early)
Date: 09/19/2020 - 09/27/2020
Location: Units 2, 17 and 18
Antelope Season - Archery (Late)
Date: 10/10/2020 - 10/31/2020
Location: Units 2, 17 and 18

Antelope Season - Archery

Antelope Season - Muzzleloader
Date: 09/28/2020 - 10/05/2020
Location: Unit 2, 17 or 18

Antelope Season - Muzzleloader

Antelope Season - Firearm
Date: 10/02/2020 - 10/05/2020
Location: Unit 2, 17 or 18

Antelope Season Dates - Firearm

Elk Seasons
Elk Season (Outside Fort Riley) - Archery
Date: 09/14/2020 - 12/31/2020
Location: Unit(s) Specified on Permit

Elk Season Outside Fort Riley - Archery

Elk Season (Outside Fort Riley) - Firearms, Second Segment
Date: 12/02/2020 - 12/13/2020
Location: Unit(s) Specified on Permit

Elk Season Outside Fort Riley - Firearm

Elk Season (Outside Fort Riley) - Firearms, Third Segment
Date: 01/01/2021 - 03/15/2021
Location: Unit(s) Specified on Permit

January Elk Season Outside Fort Riley - Firearm

Elk Season (Outside Fort Riley) - Muzzleloader
Date: 09/01/2020 - 09/30/2020
Location: Unit(s) Specified on Permit

Elk Season Outside Fort Riley - Muzzleloader

Elk Season (Fort Riley) - Firearm Season for Any-Elk Permit Holders
Date: 10/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
Location: Fort Riley

Elk Season - Firearm Season for Holders of Any-Elk Permits - Fort Riley

Elk Season (Fort Riley) - Firearms, First Segment
Date: 10/01/2020 - 10/31/2020
Location: Fort Riley
Elk Season (Fort Riley) - Firearms, Second Segment
Date: 11/01/2020 - 11/30/2020
Location: Fort Riley
Elk Season (Fort Riley) - Firearms, Third Segment
Date: 12/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
Location: Fort Riley
Elk Season (Fort Riley) - Muzzleloader/Archery
Date: 09/01/2020 - 09/30/2020
Location: Fort Riley

Elk Season - Muzzleloader and Archery - Fort Riley

Turkey Seasons
Fall Turkey
Date: 10/01/2020 - 11/10/2020
Location: Units 1,2,3,5,6 (Unit 4 CLOSED)

Fall Turkey - Archery/Shotgun

  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sun- rise to sunset.
  • Legal Equipment: Shotguns using shot sizes 2-9; long, recurve or compound bows and crossbows
  • Permit Limit: Each hunter may obtain no more than one turkey permit. Fall turkey permits are valid for both male and female turkeys. Dogs may be used in fall season. 
  • Bag Limit: One turkey, either sex, per permit.
Spring Turkey - Archery Only
Date: 04/06/2020 - 04/14/2020
Location: Unit Specified on Permit

Spring Turkey - Archery Only

  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
  • Legal Equipment: Recurve or compound bows and crossbows.
  • Permit Limit: Any individual who has purchased a spring turkey permit is eligible for one second turkey game tag. Spring game tags are valid for Units 1 and 2.
  • Bag Limit: One turkey with a visible beard per permit or game tag.
  • Dogs may not be used in spring season.
Spring Turkey - Regular (firearm/archery)
Date: 04/15/2020 - 05/31/2020
Location: Unit Specified on Permit
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
  • Legal Equipment: Shotguns using shot sizes 2-9; long, recurve or compound bows and crossbows.
  • Permit Limit: Any individual who has purchased a spring turkey permit is eligible for one second turkey game tag. Spring game tags are valid for Units 1 and 2.
  • Bag Limit: One turkey with a visible beard per permit or game tag.
  • Dogs may not be used in spring season.
Spring Turkey - Youth/Disabled
Date: 04/01/2020 - 04/14/2020
Location: Unit Specified on Permit

Spring Turkey - Youth/Disabled

Migratory Birds Seasons

MIGRATORY DOVE (Mourning, white-winged)

  • Season: Sept.1-Nov. 29, 2020
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 15 (The daily bag limit applies to mourning and white-winged doves, single species or in combination.
  • Possession limit: 45
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit

EXOTIC DOVE (Eurasian collared and ringed turtle doves only)

  • Season: Year-round
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: No limit
  • Possession limit: No limit
  • There is no limit on Eurasian collared and ringed turtle doves, but any taken in addition to a limit of mourning and white-winged doves during the migratory dove season must have a fully-feathered wing attached during transport.

RAIL (Sora and Virginia)

  • Season: Sept. 1-Nov 9, 2020
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 25
  • Possession limit: 75
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit

SNIPE

  • Season: Sept. 1-Dec. 16, 2020
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 8
  • Possession limit: 24
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Stamp

WOODCOCK

  • Season: Oct. 17-Nov. 30, 2019
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 3
  • Possession limit: 9
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit

TEAL, HIGH PLAINS ZONE

  • Season: Sept. 19-27, 2020
  • Area open: West of Hwy. U. S. 283
  • Daily bag limit: 6 teal (any combination of teal: blue-winged, green-winged or cinnamon teal)  
  • Possession limit: 18 teal in possession (any combination of teal: blue-winged, green-winged or cinnamon teal)
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

TEAL, LOW PLAINS ZONE

  • Season: Sept. 12-27, 2020
  • Area open: East of Hwy. U. S. 283
  • Daily bag limit: 6 teal (any combination of teal: blue-winged, green-winged or cinnamon teal)   
  • Possession limit: 18 teal in possession (any combination of teal: blue-winged, green-winged or cinnamon teal)
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

DUCKS, HIGH PLAINS UNIT

  • Season:  Oct. 10, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021 and Jan. 22-31, 2021
  • Area open: High Plains Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6 (Limit Info)
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

DUCKS, LOW PLAINS EARLY ZONE

  • Season: Oct. 10-Dec. 6, 2020 and Dec. 19, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021
  • Area open: Early Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6 (Limit Info)
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

DUCKS, LOW PLAINS LATE ZONE

  • Season: Oct. 31, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021 and Jan. 23-31, 2021
  • Area open: Late Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6 (Limit Info)
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

DUCKS, LOW PLAINS SOUTHEAST ZONE

  • Season: Nov. 14, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021 and Jan. 9-31, 2021
  • Area open: Southeast Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6 (Limit Info)
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

DUCK LIMITS

6 ducks, with species and sex restrictions as follows: 5 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, and 1 scaup.

MERGANSERS

  • Season: Same as duck seasons
  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Bag Limit: 5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
  • Possession Limit: 15
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

COOTS

  • Season: Same as duck seasons
  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Bag Limit: 15
  • Possession Limit: 45
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

YOUTH, VETERAN AND ACTIVE MILITARY WATERFOWL SEASONS

(Youth 15 and younger)

  • High Plains Unit: Oct. 3-4, 2020
  • Low Plains Early Zone: Oct. 3-4, 2020
  • Low Plains Late Zone: Oct. 24-25, 2020
  • Southeast Zone: Nov. 7-8, 2020

CANADA GEESE

  • Season: Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2020 and Nov. 4, 2020-Feb. 14, 2021
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 6 (including Brant)
  • Possession limit: 18
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

  • Season: Oct. 31, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021 and Jan. 23-Feb. 14, 2021
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 2
  • Possession limit: 6
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

LIGHT GEESE

  • Season: Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2020 and Nov. 4, 2020-Feb. 14, 2021
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 50
  • Possession limit: No limit
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

LIGHT GEESE, CONSERVATION ORDER

  • Season: Feb. 15-April 30, 2021
  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Limit: Unlimited
  • Possession Limit: Unlimited
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp
  • Equipment Restrictions: 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.

SANDHILL CRANE, CENTRAL ZONE

  • Season: Nov. 11, 2020-Jan. 7, 2021
  • Daily bag limit: 3
  • Possession limit: 9
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, Sandhill Crane Permit

SANDHILL CRANE, WEST ZONE

  • Season: Oct. 17-Dec. 13, 2020
  • Daily bag limit: 3
  • Possession limit: 9
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, Sandhill Crane Permit
Upland Bird Seasons
Pheasant & Quail Regular Season
Date: 11/14/2020 - 01/31/2021
Location: Statewide

 PHEASANT

  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Bag Limit: 4 cocks in regular season, 2 cocks in youth season
  • NOTE: Pheasants in possession for transportation must retain intact a foot, plumage, or some part that will determine sex.

 QUAIL

  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Bag Limit: 8 in regular season, 4 in youth season
Pheasant & Quail Youth Season
Date: 11/07/2020 - 11/08/2020
Location: Statewide

 PHEASANT

  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Bag Limit: 2 cocks in youth season
  • NOTE: Pheasants in possession for transportation must retain intact a foot, plumage, or some part that will determine sex.

 QUAIL

  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Bag Limit: 4 in youth season
Greater Prairie Chicken Early Season
Date: 09/15/2020 - 10/15/2020
Location: Greater Prairie Chicken Unit (east and northwest)

Daily Bag Limit: 2

View prairie chicken map

Greater Prairie Chicken Regular Season
Date: 11/21/2020 - 01/31/2021
Location: East and Northwest Zones
Furbearer Seasons
Beaver, Otter Trapping
Date: 11/18/2020 - 03/31/2021
Location: Statewide

Otter Bag Limits and Management Units

NO OPEN TRAPPING OR HUNTING SEASON ON ANY OTHER FURBEARERS

Coyote
Date: 01/01/2020 - 01/01/2021
Location: Statewide

Season Dates (statewide): All year
Season Limit: No limit

There is no closed season for trapping or hunting coyotes. Motor vehicles and radios in vehicles may be used to hunt coyotes only. Furharvester license is required to trap and sell; hunting license is required to hunt and sell.

Furbearer Hunting & Trapping
Date: 11/18/2020 - 02/15/2021
Location: Statewide

NOTE: All furbearer hunting, trapping, and running seasons begin at 12:00 a.m. on opening day and close at midnight of closing day.

Species: badger, bobcat, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, swift fox, red fox, gray fox, striped skunk, weasel.

Running
Date: 03/01/2020 - 11/08/2020
Location: Statewide
  • Species: bobcat, opossum, raccoon, red fox, and gray fox.
  • Legal hours for running furbearers is 24 hours daily. Furbearers cannot be killed or taken during the running season. A furharvester license is required to run furbearers. It is illegal to possess any firearm or other hunting or trapping equipment while pursuing these animals during the running season.
Small Game Seasons
Bullfrog Season
Date: 07/01/2019 - 10/31/2019
Location: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 8
  • Possession limit: 24
Crow Season
Date: 11/10/2020 - 03/10/2021
Location: Statewide
  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Limit: No Limit
Rabbit
Date: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
Location: Statewide
  • Cottontail & Jackrabbit
  • Regular: All year
  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 10
  • Possession limit: 30
Squirrel Season
Date: 06/01/2020 - 02/28/2021
Location: Statewide
  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 5
  • Possession limit: 20