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Kansas Hunting Seasons 2023

We set out to create the most simplified guide to Kansas hunting seasons for 2023.

Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?

Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.

Kansas Hunting Seasons

Kansas Hunting Season Dates

Kansas is known for its whitetail deer! Kansas is a very popular place to hunt with over 900 applications received for the 20 permits allotted and most importantly it stays within the military and residents alike. Kansas is also divided into three conservation regions 1. Shortgrass prairie, 2. Central mixed grass prairie and 3. Eastern tallgrass prairie. With big, small and bird animals alike they have open areas to roam in as well as hunters who have access to the native species that thrive in this region.

There are public wildlife areas, fall hunting , spring hunting and species management zones with so many activities it makes being outdoors fast growing and an enjoyable outing. Remember hunting starts Sept 4 and goes until Dec 31 beginning with youth then ending with Archery.

Kansas offers a variety of seasons ranging from big game, small game to different birds, each season is based off of the species you will be hunting, the type of weapon used as well as the area that is required for each.

Kansas Deer Hunting Season 2023

Archery: September 13, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Special Extended Archery: January 25, 2024 - January 31, 2024

General Youth and Disabled Hunt: September 4, 2023 - September 12, 2023

Muzzleloader: September 13, 2023 - September 26, 2023

Pre-Rut Antlerless Deer: October 9, 2023 - October 11, 2023

Regular Firearm: October 9, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Extended Firearm 1: January 1, 2024 - January 9, 2024 (Units 6, 8, 9, 10, 17)

Extended Firearm 2: January 1, 2024 - January 23, 2024 (Units 10A, 12, 13, 15, 19)

Extended Firearm 3: January 1, 2024 - January 16, 2024 (Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14, 16)

Kansas Wild Turkey Season 2023

Kansas Fall Turkey Hunting 2023

Fall General Turkey Season: October 1, 2023 - November 10, 2023

Kansas Spring Turkey Hunting 2023

Spring Youth / Disabled Season: April 1, 2024- April 13, 2024

Spring Archery Turkey Season: April 4, 2024 - April 12, 2024

Spring General Turkey Season: April 13, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Kansas Small Game Season 2023

Pheasant Season: November 13, 2023 to January 31, 2024

Cottontail / Jackrabbit: Open Season

Duck Season: Starts as early as September 11, 2023 and goes at late as January 30 but seasons vary by zone.

Kansas Hunting Zones 2023

See the map below for a breakdown of Kansas's hunting zones:

Kansas Bag Limits 2023

Duck Daily Bag Limit: 6

Pheasant Daily Bag Limit: 4 per day

Kansas Hunting License 2023

Hunting licenses are required for both resident and non residents ages 16-74.

Resident/ Non residentLicenseCost
ResidentAnnual Hunting$27.50
ResidentCombo Hunt/ Fish$47.50
Resident Deer PermitFirearm Either- Species$52.20
Landowner/Tenant | Firearm
Either- Species
Muzzleloader, Either Species$42.50
Archery Either Species$42.50
NonresidentAnnual Hunting$97.50
NonresidentCombo Hunt/ Fish$137.50
Nonresident Deer PermitWhite-tailed Combo$442.50
Hunt Own Land$87.50
Firearm Either- Species$978.50

Kansas Hunting Regulations 2023

Big game hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

Deer hunters can only buy one permit for antlered deer.

Wearing orange is required for all deer seasons.

Helpful Resources

Official State Site:

Can you hunt coyotes at night in Kansas?

If you're looking to get out for a night hunt you're in luck. You can hunt coyotes at night in Kansas but artificial light, including optics that project or amplify light, is prohibited.

When is pheasant hunting season in Kansas?

Kansas pheasant season is from November 13, 2023 to January 31, 2024.

What hunting season is open in Kansas?

Cottontail and Jackrabbit, coyote, exotic dove and grouse have open seasons in Kansas.

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