Any Kansas folks here to answer a quick question?

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  1. .300 Dakota

    .300 Dakota Well-Known Member

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    Headed to KS for a bucket list primitive weapon hunt. I will arrive a day ahead of said hunt (which is on private land). I would like to enter PUBLIC land the day prior to my deer hunt and try my hand at calling some coyotes. I am bringing my custom 284 Winchester in hopes of shooting coyotes with it.

    My question is (and I have not been able to find anything in the KS regulations except you're allowed to hunt coyotes year-round) does KS require said hunting of coyotes to be conducted with a high-powered centerfire rifle on public land during deer muzzleloader season? Without wearing of blaze orange?

    Again, all I can find in regs just says orange must be worn while deer hunting. And coyotes may be hunted all year with no closed season. Nothing I found describes what weapons are to be used when except that at night, .17 or .22 rimfires must be used.

    My common sense tells me, no way they will allow this. Mississippi doesn't allow it, and we're one of the most liberal states there is on hunting and gun laws. Here, I'd have to use primitive weapon and wear orange. And to make it more confusing, the rules are different between public and private land.

    Of course the thing I can already hear coming is, "Call the Dept. and ask!"

    Yes, this would be the thing to do. Unfortunately, today is Sunday and tomorrow would be the day I would be walking in. I don'tbwant to take all this extra gear, if I'm not going to be able to use it.

    Any advice appreciated.
     
  2. Taco John

    Taco John Active Member

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    Probably other guys DIY bucket list deer hunting the public land.

    You don't want to screw up their hunt.....do you?
     
  3. CVCOBRA1

    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    I agree, don't bust up someone else's deer hunt on public land just so you can try your luck. You don't want to call dogs on your private land and take a chance on ruining it do you?
     
  4. .300 Dakota

    .300 Dakota Well-Known Member

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    Lol! Good thinking!
     
  5. .300 Dakota

    .300 Dakota Well-Known Member

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    I'd be very happy to call dogs on my private land anytime. Unfortunately my private land is in the State of Mississippi. The land owner has 87000 acres and would allow me to indulge myself calling dogs. Unfortunately I can't access his land before he arrives Tuesday. Once he arrives, it will be all business for what I paid for. That said, if I tag out early I can call coyotes the rest of the week. Obviously I don't hunt on public land much. The notion that public land should be for deer hunting only didn't register until you guys spoke up. So is there such a thing as a place or time when it's ok to hunt anything but big game on public land? Many states (mine included) forbid hunting predators or hogs with high powered rifles any time EXCEPT deer season, and our areas are overrun with them. Are there designated areas?
     
  6. .300 Dakota

    .300 Dakota Well-Known Member

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    This is a dead issue because I've run behind schedule. Sitting in a motel in Longview, TX 8 hrs from KS. Nobody's hunt in any danger of getting ruined by me. By the time I drove to public land and checked in, even if I knew what the regulations were and had everything ready, it'd be dark before I could set up.
     
  7. carl1775

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    There is no limit, no "closed season" on when you can hunt for coyotes. There is no provision as to what, or which weapon, or caliber you use. There is no minimum sq. inch of blaze orange required. If you hunt at night, the only provision is that your weapon does not emit light. I argued with a conservation officer, all be it not successfully, that night vision collects and does not "emit" light. He informed me that if that act was witnessed, there would be a citation written. So, if you have a good lawyer NV, is a go. If not, just stick to spot lights that are hand held, or on vehicles at night. Public land in KS, for whitetail, or mule deer, overlaps a lot of other hunting area. If you want to hunt it, it's in season, you have the proper permits and you have the means, do so. Welcome to KS and have a great hunt! No one should be too upset in KS, if you're actively killing coyotes. Matter of fact, they will be irritated, but thankful. Good luck, hope you can harvest a record buck!!!
     
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