Turkey Seasons

New For 2020
  • Bag limits in Units 3, 5, and 6 (Northeast, Southcentral, and Southeast) have been reduced from two turkeys to one turkey. This change is effective beginning with the spring 2020 season.
  • Game tags – which allow the take of a second turkey – will not be valid in Units 3, 5, and 6. This change is effective beginning with the spring 2020 season.
  • The fall season has been reduced to 41 days in all open units. The 2020 fall season will run Oct. 1-Nov. 10, 2020. Unit 4 remains closed to fall hunting.

For details, view the full news release here: https://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/News/Weekly-News/12-4-19-KDWPT-Working-to-Combat-Declining-Turkey-Numbers/KDWPT-Working-to-Combat-Declining-Turkey-Numbers

2020 Fall Turkey

Archery/Shotgun: Oct. 1-Nov. 10, 2020

Fall Turkey Permits valid in Units 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 may be purchased over the counter at any license vendor.

No permits authorized in Unit 4.

Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

Legal Equipment: Shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns using shot sizes 2-9; long, recurve or compound bows and crossbows. Dogs may be used while hunting turkeys during the fall turkey season.

Limit: A hunter may obtain no more than one turkey permit, which is valid for one turkey of either sex.

Fall turkey permits may be purchased over the counter or by phone, (800) 918-2877, and are valid in Units 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.

2020 Spring Turkey

Youth/Disabled Season: April 1 - 14, 2020; Legal Equipment: archery equipment and shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns using shot sizes 2 through 9.

Archery-Only Season: April 6 - 14, 2020; Legal Equipment: long, recurve, compound bows and crossbows.

Regular Season: April 15 - May 31, 2020; Legal Equipment: archery equipment and shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns using shot sizes 2 through 9.

Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

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.