Along with doves, snipe and rail seasons also kick off Sept. 1. Rail season runs through Nov. 9, with a daily bag limit of 25 and possession limit of 75, while snipe season runs through Dec. 16 with a daily bag limit of eight birds and a possession limit of 24.
Kansas elk season also kicks off Sept. 1 for muzzleloader users outside of Fort Riley. Those who are hunting on Fort Riley may use either muzzleloaders or archery to bag their elk. Outside of Fort Riley, elk archery season begins Sept. 17 and runs through Dec. 31.
Youth and disability deer season begins Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 16, with the regular deer muzzleloader season set for Sept. 17-30 and the regular deer archery season set for Sept. 17-Dec. 31.
Kansas teal season runs from Sept. 8-23 in the low plains zone to the east of US-284 highway and Sept. 15-23 in the high plains zone to the west. The daily bag limit is six birds with a possession limit of 18. A Kansas HIP stamp, state waterfowl stamp and federal waterfowl stamp are all required to hunt teal for hunters who are 16 years old or older, along with a valid Kansas hunting license. For those who are under 16 but older than 10, only a valid hunter’s safety course certification is required.
The greater prairie chicken early season runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 in the Greater Prairie Chicken Unit (east and northwest) with a daily bag limit of two.
Aside from the exotic dove season, other hunting seasons currently underway include squirrel, rabbit, coyote and the furbearer running season.
Kansas hunting licenses and stamps may be purchased online at https://www.kshuntfishcamp.com/ or in person at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Region 2 office at 300 S.W. Wanamaker Road in Topeka. They also may be purchased at sporting goods stores and post offices. With the state’s new 365-day licenses and automatic renewals, hunters can make sure they never miss an opening day in the field.
• Dove (mourning, whitewing) — Sept. 1-Nov. 29
• Rail — Sept. 1-Nov. 9
• Snipe — Sept. 1-Dec. 16
• Elk (muzzleloader, outside Fort Riley) — Sept. 1-30
• Elk (muzzleloader and archery, Fort Riley) — Sept. 1-30
• Deer (archery by special authorization, Fort Riley) — Sept. 1-30
• Teal (low plains) — Sept. 8-23
• Deer (youth and disability) — Sept. 8-16
• Teal (high plains) — Sept. 15-23
• Great Prairie Chicken (early season) — Sept. 15-Oct. 15
• Deer (muzzleloader) — Sept. 17-30
• Deer (archery) — Sept. 17-Dec. 31
• Elk (archery, outside Fort Riley) — Sept. 17-Dec. 31