Greatest Outside Weekend of Yr


It’s a Kansas tradition to open pheasant and quail season on the second Saturday in November. If you’re a bird hunter, you’ve probably lost sleep thinking about opening day.

Pheasant and quail season in Kansas begins this Saturday, November 12th.

Officials remind hunters that landowner’s permission is required before hunting on private land, whether the land is designated or not. Land marked with purple paint on fence posts is the same as land marked with “Hunting with written permission only” signs, and both types require written permission before hunting.

November 12 marks the opening day of regular quail and pheasant season in Kansas. This year, drought conditions in Kansas have intensified over the past year and have had a marked impact on bird production in much of their main range. But with nationwide opportunities, it can be difficult for upland bird hunters to narrow down the best hunting spots. That’s where the 2022 Kansas Upland Bird Forecast comes in.

Also this year, hunters can take advantage of a new and improved system that makes accessing public lands in Kansas easier than ever.

According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, with the brand new license purchasing system – Go Outdoors KS – outdoor recreational athletes do not need a separate login to “check in and out” on KDWP managed properties as the Go Outdoors KS license system and mobile app is complete integrated.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer our members an enhanced customer experience, especially in the run-up to our fall season this year,” said Shanda Knapic, Chief of Licensing at KDWP. “Go Outdoors KS is a critical tool for hunters and anglers to enjoy outdoor recreation safely, legally and easily in our state and can be accessed directly from a smartphone or mobile device.”