Other Hunting Seasons

Furbearers and other Game

When it comes to hunting in Kansas, it isn't just our prized bucks and hybrid turkey breeds that keep outdoors enthusiasts coming back year after year. Just when you thought Kansas couldn’t offer any more than world-class white-tailed bucks, hard-gobbling turkeys, fantastic pheasant and quail opportunities, and more than six months of wonderful waterfowl hunting, you find out there’s more. There is much, much more to hunt in Kansas.

For Kansas hunters, there’s no such thing as downtime – there’s not a place like Kansas!

    The state’s long fur harvesting season brings many fur harvesters and fur trappers to Kansas to seek out our abundant coyote population, various fox species, and other game from Badgers, to Beavers, to Bobcats!  And with coyotes heavily populated from border to border, with no closed season, Kansas offers predator-calling opportunities year-round. 

    Fur Harvesting License

    Please note that a fur harvester license is required to hunt, trap, or pursue (run) furbearers, or to sell their pelts unless exempt by Kansas law.


    Fur Harvesting License

    A furharvester license is required to hunt, trap, or pursue (run) furbearing animals, or to sell their pelts. A furharvester license is…

    Furbearers in Kansas

    With abundant furbearer populations throughout most of Kansas, furharvesting opportunities abound.

    Furbearing Species in Kansas

    Kansas is home to many furbearers like Badger, Beaver, Bobcat, Coyote, Gray Fox, Mink, Muskrat, Otter, Raccoon, Red Fox, Striped Skunk…

    Fur Harvesting Education

    Persons born on or after July 1, 1966 must complete the course before harvesting furbearers in the state on lands other than their own.


    Small game hunting includes rabbits, squirrels, crows, and even bullfrogs! Of course, other small game includes upland birds like pheasants, bobwhite quails, and greater prairie chickens! Kansas also has plenty of Cottontail and Jackrabbits which have no closed season and are abundant in most public hunting areas. Virtually un-hunted by most, (another reason why bobcats and coyotes are thickly populated) it also serves as an excellent way to test your skills on smaller game that you didn't think Kansas had!

    Small Game

    Small Game Regulations

    Find regulations on small game hunting for pheasant, quail, prairie chicken, rabbit, hare, and squirrel.


    Those who are interested in our Big Game will be pleased to find large deer populations in Kansas, especially white-tail. Other big game, while not quite as common as white-tailed bucks, such as elk and antelope, are also hunted in Kansas! Their habitat ranges are usually kept to the western third of the state, particularly the Southwest Region. Those who want the best chance at getting in the draw for our big game should visit the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks webpage on Big Game Hunting.

    Big Game


    Perhaps the most popular elk season occurs on the base of Ft. Riley. For more information on elk hunting in Kansas, please visit the KDWP page on Elk Hunting, and for those interested in elk hunting on Ft. Riley please download their Fort Riley Elk Facts sheet.

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