2021 Kansas Upland Hunting Season Preview
The outlook for the 2021 Kansas pheasant hunting season is looking to setup to be another great year! With extremely favorable conditions this winter and spring starting out great, we look forward to seeing the bird counts this summer. As we wait for the updated report – here is last years report from the State of Kansas, 2020 projected pheasant forecast and the 2020 projected quail forecast
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. Because 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. Therefore the pheasant season in Kansas usually starts the second Saturday in November and continues through the end of January.