While it is not always the first area that leaps to mind when hunters gather, Kansas goose hunting offers some excellent opportunities for spring and fall hunting that have their own benefits and advantages. Since Kansas goose hunting is not as heavily advertised as some of the other places including Texas, Oregon and western Canada, there are more opportunities for hunters to find geese that are quiet and not spooked by constant hunting. The state also has abundant grain crops, large, clear waterways and relatively good hunting conditions during the season to make this an excellent opportunity to get in some good hunting without all the competition and expense and of the most popular goose hunting areas.
Many of the largest and most populated Kansas goose hunting territory is under lease to large outfitters and guides, but there are still plenty of individual fields that can be leased by the day or the week directly from the land owner. There are also several Kansas goose hunting, duck hunting or general hunting associations that hold these prime leases. Obtaining a membership in these associations will grant you access to the leased land, a great option if you want to hunt by don’t want to have a guide with you. It also allows you the option of having access to far more land than a private individual would reasonably be able to lease for a season.
Some of the Kansas goose hunting associations will offer a full package deal including the use of seasonal or semi-permanent or permanent blinds, a nice change from having to carry your own blind out in the early morning hours and put it together in the dark. These blinds typically have a space for a portable heater should you choose to bring one. They may also have chairs already in the blind or you may have to bring your own.
The Kansas goose hunting fall season typically extends from October through to November and then picks up again in January and February for the spring hunt. There are nine different varieties of geese that move through Kansas on the Central Flyway, so it is critical for hunters to be able to identify species as hunting seasons do vary for each species. Kansas also offers several zones for hunting which will also affect the bag limit, possession limit as well as the hours for hunting. Contacting the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will allow hunters to request a full written copy of the hunting regulations for the state.