Upland Bird Hunting Season Opens

Hunters are asked to stay out of standing crop fields.

Upland bird hunting season opens tomorrow, (Nov. 1), but many farmers have not yet harvested milo and other crops and hunters are asked to stay out of standing crop fields.
Hunters are also reminded that permission is required to hunt on private land, regardless of whether or not it is posted.

Pheasant season statewide is Nov. 1 to Jan. 31, 2009; quail season statewide is Nov. 8 through Jan. 31, 2009 and prairie chicken season is Nov. 25 through Jan. 31 in the northwest and east units and Nov. 15 to Dec. 31 in the southwest unit.

The daily bag limit on pheasants is four roosters and the daily bag on quail is eight birds of either sex. The daily bag limit on prairie chicken in the east and northwest units is two and in the southwest it is one.

The prairie chicken southwest unit is bordered by K-96 on the north and U.S. 281 on the east. The possession limit on all three species is four times the daily bag limit.

All residents ages 16 through 64 must have a valid Kansas hunting license. Nonresidents must purchase a $72.50 nonresident license. Nonresidents younger than 16 can get a youth license for $$37.50.

Anyone born after July 1, 1957 must have complete a certified hunter education course. Youth under 15 may hunt under direct adult supervision with a hunter educatin certificate. Youth 12 through 15 may hunt without adult supervision if they have completed a certified hunter education course.

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