Kansas Muzzleloader, Youth & Disabled Deer Seasons

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Two deer seasons open in September: the muzzleloader season, which runs Sept. 9-22, and the youth/disabled season, which runs Sept. 23-24. Resident hunters who have yet to obtain a Whitetail Either Sex permit may still obtain one at Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) offices, select license vendors, online at www.kdwp.state.ks.us (click "License/Permit Sales" on the top menu bar), or by phoning 1-800-918-2877 toll-free.

Resident hunting licenses, required of anyone age 16 through 64, cost $20.15. Resident Whitetail Either Sex Deer permits cost $32.15. Whitetail Antlerless Only Deer game tags, which may be purchased only after an antlered deer permit has been purchased, cost $12.15.

Two new regulations affect deer hunting this year, including the following:

  • after Dec. 30, deer hunters may purchase Antlerless Only Deer game tags valid during the January season without having first purchased an antlered deer permit; and

  • there will be no deer check stations this year.

There is no minimum age to apply for and receive a big game permit, and youth younger than 16 may hunt without hunter education, if supervised by an adult. For more information, visit the KDWP website or phone 620-672-5911.