During the Kansas Muzzleloader Hunting Season, muzzleloading rifles or muskets that can be loaded only through the front of the firing chamber with separate components and that fire a bullet of .39 inches diameter or larger; muzzleloading single-barrel pistols having a barrel length of 10 inches or greater that can be loaded only through the front of the barrel with separate components and are .45 caliber or larger. Only hard-cast solid lead, conical lead, or saboted bullets weighing 210 grains or greater may be used with muzzle- loading pistols.

Kansas Muzzleloader Hunting Season 2024-2025

MuzzleloaderDeer Season: Sept 16 – 29
Muzzleloader Antelope: Sept 30 – Oct 7
Elk: Sept 1 – 30

Kansas Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

  • Muzzleloader Season: (The following permits may be used during this season in units specified on permit, using muzzleloader or archery equipment: resident or nonresident Muzzleloader Either-species/Either-sex Permit, resident Any-Season White-tailed Deer Permit, nonresident Muzzleloader White-tailed Deer Permit, Hunt-Own-Land Permit, Special Hunt-Own-Land Permit, Antlerless White-tailed Deer Permit, and Antlerless Either-Species Deer Permit. Hunter orange clothing is required

Time of Day – Early morning late evenings the key.

Location – Waterholes, feed fields and travel routes are key.

Feeders – We use some unique feeding strategies and scored with that last year

Scent Control – Scent control and working the wind a must.

Stands – We have treestands and ground blinds setup but you may need to place a hang-on stand in a slightly different location.

Scouting – We keep the cameras rolling so we try to keep up on active bucks. We will do our best for you but be prepared to get up early and stay late.

Annual Hunting License – All resident hunters age 16 through 74 must have a resident hunting license unless exempt by Kansas Law. Nonresident hunters, regardless of age, must have a nonresident hunting license. All annual hunting licenses can be purchased online by clicking here or through all licensed agents, or Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks offices.

Kansas residents age 65 – 74 will be required to have a hunting and/or fishing license. A reduced price lifetime combination hunting/fishing license or a half price annual fishing, annual hunting, or combination annual license is available for purchase. (see list below for fees)

What is: Resident, Land Owner, Tenant, Youth and Disability, Seniors, Kansas Lifetime License, Non-Resident, A non-resident who is a registered full-time student, Members of the Armed Service

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: Department of Wildlife

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