2017 Kansas Upland Hunting Season Preview

The outlook for the 2018 Kansas pheasant hunting season looks strong once again!

The tradition of upland bird hunting takes many forms in the United States. Hunters in Kansas typically pursue pheasant, quail or prairie chickens.  Upland seasons range from early autumn to mid-winter, depending on the state and species. In Kansas upland game season runs from November through January.

State wildlife agencies determine the length and regulations concerning their respective pheasant seasons. Most states open pheasant season in the mid- to late autumn. Some continue through the end of the calendar year while others will continue through the end of January. The length of pheasant seasons does not have  much if any effect on the pheasant populations. Shooting hours are typically a half hour before sunrise to sunset. The pheasant season in Kansas usually starts the second Saturday in November and continues through the end of January.

Pheasant hunting in Kansas should be fair to locally good this year. Pheasant densities had been slowly but surely recovering between 2013 -2016 with a few areas reaching relatively high densities.

Last year Kansas reported the second highest pheasant harvest in the country. Kansas continues to maintain one of the best pheasant populations in the country and the fall harvest should again be among the leading states.

2018 KANSAS PHEASANT SEASON:
– November 10, 2018 – January 31, 2019
– Areas Open: Statewide
– Daily Bag Limit: 4 cocks
NOTE: Pheasants in possession for transportation must retain intact a foot, plumage, or some part that will determine sex.

2018 KANSAS YOUTH PHEASANT SEASON:
– November 3-4, 2018
– Areas Open: Statewide
– Daily Bag Limit: 2 cocks

2018 KANSAS QUAIL SEASON:
– November 10, 2018 – January 31, 2019
– Open: Statewide
– Daily Bag Limit: 8

2018 KANSAS YOUTH QUAIL SEASON:
– November 3-4, 2018
– Open: Statewide
– Daily Bag Limit: 4

2018 KANSAS GREATER PRAIRIE CHICKEN (Permit required)
– Early (Greater Prairie Chicken Unit): Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2018
– Daily Bag Limit: 2

2018 KANSAS REGULAR (Greater Prairie Chicken Unit):
– Nov. 18, 2018 – Jan. 31, 2017
– Daily Bag Limit: 2
– Southwest Unit closed to all prairie chicken hunting

Field Notes: In most regions of wilderness or crop fields, bird hunters pursue only one or two species of birds that typically live in a specific area. For example, in many parts of Kansas, licensed hunters can shoot pheasants or quail in the same CRP field.  In “controlled shooting areas” however,  hunters have the opportunity to shoot multiple species as pen-raised birds are released into the fields just before hunting.

    10 Gauge Outfitters offers some the Best Kansas Pheasant Hunting for both small pheasant hunting groups or corporate pheasant hunting trips, with our lodge that can accommodate up to 20 people. We specialize and pride ourselves in tailoring your Kansas pheasant hunt into a truly unforgettable experience.

    ADDRESS

    886 Winchester Ave

    Kinsley, KS 67547

    PHONE

    (316)-680-4274

    EMAIL

    tim@10gaugeoutfitters.com