Hunting is a way of life in the United States, and we are here to help you be as successful on the hunt as possible.
There are two different varieties of deer to hunt in the state of Kansas. One is the white-tail deer and the other is called a mule deer. Mule deer populate a third of the state, roaming in the High Plains as well as the Red and Smoky Hill territories. As you journey eastward the white-tail deer are more likely to be spotted, although they do habitat with the Mule deer as well.
Deer Hunting Season
According to the Department of Wildlife, Kansas deer hunting season occurs on selective dates from the month of January throughout the month of September for both resident and non-residents. If, archery is your choice of weaponry, then you will be hunting deer amid the later part of September to the ending days of December. Firearm season itself, commonly ranges approximately ten days in the early weeks of December. Currently the following schedule is applicable:
Yearly Deer Hunting Schedule
• For the disabled and youths: early September to mid September
• For Muzzle-loader: mid September to the end of September
• Archery: mid September to end of December and extended archery for White-tail only: mid January to end of January
• Regular Firearm: last days of November to the first week of December and extended firearms for White-tail only: beginning of January to mid January
There are various other hunting situations that some riflemen might be interested in, so be sure to contact the wildlife department with your inquiries and concerned.
Shooting time during Kansas deer hunting season is a half hour before the sun rises, going all day, until a half hour after the sun sets.
• During deer hunting, firearms, archery, as well as muzzle-loaders are usable during the applicable times throughout the season, but hunters will find that is not so with crossbows. Crossbows are not permissible unless properly authorized with an exclusive issued permit or, if the hunter is disabled.
• It is necessary for hunters in Kansas to wear one piece of “hunter orange” clothing on their upper torso and accompany it with same colored hat.
• “Hunter orange” must be detectable on your body in the amount of two hundred square inches constantly, while you are hunting.
As you do not reside in the state of Kansas, there are subsequent rules and regulations that need to be noted and/or followed.
• Non-residents fees are higher
• Non-residents are restricted to particular hunting months.
• Non-residents license applications need filing in advance of hunting trip. Usually between the beginning and mid month of April as it is a lottery pull for non-resident deer applications. Notification will be given before the month of June.
Deer Check-in Electronic
As with everything this day and age, technology has made another footprint in our lives.
Hunters may now electronically check their deer in by using an uploading system. The site permits you to send two images of the deer you have just caught, and then you may dress it, and go home. This is exceedingly helpful if you are not a Kansas resident and need to cross state lines. Obviously it depends on the particular cell phone you own.
Once the required information is filled out the first image uploaded should be a close up picture of your deer’s leg with completed tag attached and readable. The second image needs to be of the entire deer itself from head to tagged hind quarter. This shot is important as the rangers must be able to decipher the sex origin of the deer that you have killed.
Now simply click the gray rectangle “Check In Deer” box and your are good to go.