Deer season remains one of Kansas' most popular hunting seasons, and the state is an ideal destination for those in search of a trophy buck. While mule deer are limited to the western part of the state, whitetail can be found across Kansas. A variety of seasons exist for deer, including special seasons for youth, the disabled, and veterans. Travelers from all over the world come to Kansas to hunt; known for deer, turkey, waterfowl and upland game, Kansas is sure to fill your limits and is host to a number of guides to help you get started.
Kansas deer hunters enjoy one of the highest hunting success rates in the nation. Opportunities range from do-it-yourself events on Kansas’ 1.5 million acres open to public hunting, to fully guided trips on vast ranches legendary for colossal bucks.
In Kansas, centerfire rifles in the firearms season legally allow hunters to shoot far across the open prairie, if needed. Muzzleloaders, of any style, can be equipped with scopes for a productive black powder season.
Many out-of-state hunters prefer the long archery season, which allows crossbows and encompasses the rut. It can be a time with bucks chasing does all day. Or, when hunters rattle antlers to spark a classic Kansas monster buck into running within range amid a testosterone-driven rage.
Sometimes such a sight sends the hunter into such a quaking case of buck fever, shots are missed so badly that arrows are never found. At least in Kansas, another chance at a great buck might come along at any time.
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