2012 Kansas Spring Turkey Hunting Season
Wild turkeys were reintroduced into Kansas in the 1960s, and the program has been a great success. Today, huntable populations of turkeys exist in nearly every county. The Rio Grande subspecies dominates the western two-thirds of the state. Low numbers in the southwest provide only limited hunting. Hybrid Rio Grande/Eastern birds are found in the north central region. The Eastern subspecies is common in the northeast and far southeast regions, where numbers have grown tremendously in recent years.
SPRING TURKEY SEASON INFORMATION:
- Regular (firearm/archery): April 11 – May 31
- Archery-Only : April 1 – 10
- Youth/Disabled : April 1 – 10
- Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
- Legal Equipment: long, recurve or compound bows and shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns 20 gauge or larger using shot sizes 2 through 9. Crossbows are legal during April 11 – May 31 season only.
- Limit: Any individual who has purchased a spring turkey permit is eligible for one second turkey game tag. Spring game tags are valid for Units 2 and 3 ONLY.
- Click here for 2012 Spring Turkey Regulations.
- In addition to your turkey permit and tag, you MUST have a Kansas hunting license, unless exempt by Kansas Law.
- Kansas youth (15 and under) may purchase a spring turkey permit valid statewide for $12.50.
- Any resident or nonresident hunter may purchase a turkey permit valid in units 1,2 and 3. A turkey permit is valid for one bearded turkey.
- Any hunter with a spring turkey permit is eligible to purchase one (1) spring turkey game tag valid only in units 2 and 3. A spring turkey game tag is valid for one bearded turkey.
- Permit will be valid in units 1,2, and 3. Game tag will be valid in units 2 and 3 ONLY.
- Spring turkey permits and game tags may be purchased online or at any vendor location through May 30, 2012.
- General Resident Permit $22.50
- Landowner/Tenant Permit $12.50
- Resident Youth Permit $12.50
- Nonresident Permit $32.50
- Resident Turkey Game Tag $12.50
- Nonresident Turkey Game Tag $22.50