Kansas Hunting FAQs

What is Kansas hunting known for?
Kansas is called the land of the giants and is known for its large whitetail deer. The state is also home to the nation’s largest inland marsh and is a mecca for upland and waterfowl hunters. Kansas also consistently ranks as a Top 3 State for pheasants and is a favorite of hunters for its late season hunting.

What animals can you hunt in Kansas?
Whitetail deer, pheasant, bobwhite quail, duck, geese, prairie chickens, dove, coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, prairie dogs, mule deer.

How do you get a hunting license in Kansas?
The easiest way is to go to kshuntfishcamp.com, or by calling 1-800-918-2877.
There are also about 600 license vendors (https://ksoutdoors.com/License-Permits/Locations-to-Buy-License-Permits) in Kansas. That includes all county clerk offices, sporting goods departments, and some convenience stores.

How much does a hunting license cost in Kansas?
For pricing and to purchase a license, visit ksoutdoors.com 

How long is a Kansas hunting license good for?
Kansas features 365-day licenses. As opposed to the calendar year, Kansas licenses are good for one year from the date of purchase.

Does Kansas offer public land for hunting?
Yes! Kansas has more than 1 million acres of Walk-in Hunting Access. 

Are there mule deer in Kansas?
Kansas has a nice population of mule deer in the western region of the state. Special permits are needed to hunt them. Kansas has produced some of America’s best bucks.

Can you hunt elk in Kansas?
There is elk hunting in Kansas. Most hunters have drawn special permits, distributed by drawing, on or near Fort Riley, on a free-ranging herd. Permits can also be purchased at most license vendors to hunt small elk populations in other parts of the state. Morton County is not open to elk hunting.

Are crossbows legal in Kansas?
Yes, it is legal to hunt big and small game in Kansas with crossbows during any season that allows archery hunting. There are no minimum requirements as per poundage.

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