Kansas Hunting Seasons

-- RABBITS: Open year-round; 10 daily, 30 possession.

-- SQUIRRELS: Opened June 1-Feb. 29; 5 daily, 20 possession.

-- DOVES: Sept. 1-Oct. 14 and Nov. 1-Nov. 16; 15 daily, 30 possession.

-- RAILS: Sept. 1-Nov. 9; 25 daily and possession.

-- SNIPE: Sept. 1-Dec. 16; 8 daily, 16 possession.

-- TEAL: Low Plains Zone: Sept. 8-Sept. 23. High Plains Zone: Sept. 15-Sept. 22. 4 daily, 8 possession.

-- PRAIRIE CHICKENS: Early season (east zone): Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Regular season: Nov. 17-Jan. 31. Southwest Zone: Nov. 17-Dec. 31. 2 daily, 8 possession, except for Southwest Zone, where it is 1 daily, 4 possession.

-- TURKEYS: Oct. 1-Nov. 27, Dec. 10-Dec. 31, and Jan. 7-Jan. 31; hunters may purchase no more than one regular turkey permit and three turkey game tags.

-- DEER (ARCHERY): Statewide: Oct. 1-Dec. 31 Antlerless-only hunt in Unit 19 and Fort Leavenworth: Jan. 7-Jan. 31; 1 per permit.

-- DEER (FIREARMS): Early muzzleloader: Sept. 15-Sept. 28. Early firearms season in Unit 19: Oct. 13-Oct. 21. Statewide: Nov. 28-Dec. 9. Extended whitetail antlerless season (in designated units) : Jan. 1-Jan. 6; 1 per permit or game tag.

-- YOUTH WATERFOWL: High Plains: Sept. 29-Sept. 30. Early Zone: Oct. 6-Oct. 7. Late Zone: Oct. 20-Oct. 21. Limits are the same as during the regular season.

-- DUCKS: High Plains Zone: Oct. 6-Jan. 1 and Jan. 19-Jan. 27. Early Zone: Oct. 13-Dec. 9 and Dec. 15-Dec. 30. Late Zone: Oct. 27-Dec. 30 and Jan. 19-Jan. 27; 5 duck daily, 10 possession (restrictions apply; see wildlife regulations for details).

-- CANADA GEESE: Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 7-Feb. 17; 3 daily, 6 possession.

-- WHITE-FRONTED GEESE: Oct. 27-Oct. 28, Nov. 7-Jan. 6 and Feb. 9-Feb. 17; 2 daily, 4 possession.

-- LIGHT GEESE: Oct. 27-Oct. 28 and Nov. 7-Feb. 17; 20 daily, unlimited possession.

-- SANDHILL CRANES: Nov. 7-Jan. 3; 3 daily, 6 possession.

-- YOUTH UPLAND GAMEBIRDS: Oct. 27-Oct. 28; 2 daily for pheasants; 4 daily for quail.

-- CROWS: Nov. 10-March 10; unlimited.

-- PHEASANTS: Nov. 3-Jan. 31; 4 daily, 16 possession.

-- QUAIL: Nov. 10-Jan. 19; 8 daily, 32 possession.

-- FURBEARERS: Nov. 14-Feb. 15 for badgers, bobcats, mink, muskrats, opossums, raccoons, swift, gray and red foxes, striped skunks and weasels); unlimited.

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