When is the 2017 Kansas Big Game Season? Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Set Dates for 2017 Elk, Deer, and Antelope

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism Commission has set the big game seasons for the coming fall and winter of 2017/2018.  Elk, Deer, and Antelope season dates have now been officially set and resident hunters can begin to plan their hunts.  Non-resident hunters can now begin to plan for which permits they will be applying for during the application process April 1-28. 

Antelope season for 2017 has been set as: “The archery antelope season will be Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 2017 and Oct. 14-31, 2017, the firearm season is Oct. 6-9, 2017, and the muzzleloader season is Oct. 2-9, 2017.”

Elk season for 2017 has been set as: “The 2017 archery and muzzleloader season on Ft. Riley for Unit 2 any-elk and antlerless-only permit holders will be Sept. 1-30, 2017. Either-sex permit holders may hunt with any legal equipment in Unit 2 Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2017.”

Deer season for 2017 has been set as: “The 2017 deer season dates approved include Youth and Persons With Disabilities – Sept. 2-10, 2017; Muzzleloader – Sept. 11-24, 2017; Archery – Sept. 11-Dec. 31, 2017; Pre-rut White-tailed Antlerless-only – Oct. 7-9, 2017; and Firearm – Nov. 29-Dec. 10, 2017.  Extended white-tailed antlerless-only firearm seasons include Jan.1, 2018 in Units 6, 8, 9, 10, 16, or 17; Jan. 1-7, 2018 in Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, or 14; and Jan. 1-14, 2018 in Units 10A, 15, or 19; white-tailed antlerless-only archery Jan. 15-31, 2018 in Urban Unit 19.”

Kansas hunters are responsible for knowing the season dates for all game that they are hunting.

http://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/News/Weekly-News/3-30-17/Wildlife-Parks-and-Tourism-Commission-Approves-Big-Game-Seasons