Kansas boasts more than a quarter-million acres of public hunting lands and over 1 million acres of private land. The state is known for being the home of giants, and big game hunters can enjoy their chase of white-tailed deer statewide, mule deer in the west, as well as pronghorn, elk, and turkey. For upland bird hunters, Kansas is one of the top states in the nation for quail hunting, while other upland bird species include the prairie chicken and pheasant. For the migratory bird hunter, a wide variety of species can be found in Kansas such as dove, ducks, geese, rail, sandhill crane, snipe, and teal. Furbearers native to the state include badger, beaver, bobcat, coyote, and gray fox.
Kansas offers a wide variety of options for fishermen. From regularly stocked fishing lakes to reservoirs and private ponds, there is something for every angler to enjoy. Kansas also offers an urban fishing program to improve opportunities in the state where demand for fish exceeds the supply. Fishermen can expect to reel in various species including rainbow trout, black crappie, channel and flathead catfish, bluegill, drum, green sunfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, pike, paddlefish, sunfish, sauger, saugeye, walleye, wiper, as well as multiple species of bass.