Kansas

From the High Plains in the west to the Flint Hills in the east, Kansas has a little bit of everything for sportsmen and women. With over 250 public lakes and reservoirs, anglers of all kinds will find what they are looking for in the Sunflower State and those same lakes can be a waterfowlers dream. Iconic species of the state include the aforementioned ducks and geese, world-renowned white-tail deer, and beautiful pheasant and prairie chicken. The state is home to a rich history, from the bounty of the buffalo to frontier towns and historic landmarks. Additionally, Kansas hosts the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, the largest piece of tallgrass prairie on earth.

For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in Kansas, please contact:


Kansas State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Vice-Chair: Senator Roger Marshall
Senator Jerry Moran
Representative Sharice Davids
Representative Ron Estes
Representative Tracey Mann

Kansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Senator Rick Billinger
Senator Mike Petersen
Representative Will Carpenter
Representative Ken Corbet

News Alerts

May 06 2024 Commission Restructuring Bill Gains Momentum During Kansas’ Veto Session

Why It Matters: Throughout Kansas’ legislative session, several attempts were made to alter the...

Jun 20 2023 Free Fishing Weekends Across Midwest Provide Quality Opportunities to Experience the Outdoors

Why It Matters: Though license fees are often among the more affordable items needed...

Apr 24 2023 Two Bills to Watch as the Veto Session Looms in Kansas

Why It Matters: As the Kansas State Legislature adjourned for an extended break prior...

Feb 13 2023 Action Packed Sessions Continue Across Lower Midwest

Why It Matters: As state legislatures continue to consider a variety of legislation across...

Jan 30 2023 CSF Recommends Amendments to Disabled Veterans License Exemption Bill in Kansas

Why It Matters: Efforts to grant license discounts or waivers for certain demographics are...

Nov 07 2022 Youth Deer Seasons and the Importance of Recruiting the Next Generation

Why It Matters: To ensure the longevity of the American System of Conservation Funding...

Apr 04 2022 Investing in a Lifetime of Enjoyment, Youth Lifetime License Bill Passes in Kansas

Contact: Kent Keene, Assistant Manager, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyWhy it Matters: As...

Mar 07 2022 Youth Lifetime License Bill Passes House, Gains Community Support

Contact: Kent Keene, Assistant Manager, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyWhy It Matters: The...

Dec 06 2021 Lifetime License for Youth Sportsmen Introduced in Kansas

Contact: Kent Keene, Senior Coordinator, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyHighlightsWhy It Matters: Prior...

Jun 07 2021 CSF Supports Pro-Hunter Regulations in Kansas, Nebraska

Contact: Kent Keene, Senior Coordinator, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyHighlightsWhy it matters: While...

Aug 31 2020 Commission Approves the Use of Nighttime Coyote Hunting Technologies in Kansas

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorDuring their August meeting, members of the Kansas...

Jun 29 2020 Kansas: CSF Submits Letter of Support for Newly Proposed Kansas Coyote Nighttime Hunting Regulations

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn June 25, members of the Kansas Wildlife,...

May 06 2019 Kansas: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Sporting Clays Challenge

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn April 30, the Kansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus...

Nov 19 2018 Kansas: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Annual Pheasant Hunt

By Chris Horton, Senior Director, Midwestern States and Fisheries ProgramOn November 13, members of...

Aug 31 2018 Kansas: Governor Hosts Proclamation Signing for National Hunting and Fishing Day

By Joel Hodgdon, Central Midwestern States CoordinatorOn August 24, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus member Dr....

Jul 13 2018 Kansas: Stellar Hunting Safety During 2017 Seasons, Mirrors National Trends

By Joel Hodgdon, Central Midwestern States CoordinatorThe Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism...

Apr 27 2018 Kansas: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts 12th Annual Fishing Tournament and Sporting Clays Shoot

By Joel Hodgdon, Central Midwestern States CoordinatorOn April 23 and 24, the Kansas Legislative...

Apr 13 2018 Kansas: Governor Signs Bill Extending Controlled Shooting Area Season into Law

By Joel Hodgdon, Central Midwestern States CoordinatorOn April 4, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) Member...

Feb 08 2018 Kansas: Governor Colyer Takes Office, Joins Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus

On January 31, former Lieutenant Governor Dr. Jeff Colyer was sworn in as Kansas’s...

Nov 17 2017 Kansas: Caucus Hosts Annual Fall Pheasant Hunt

On November 14, the Kansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus gathered at Ravenwood Lodge outside of...

Oct 05 2017 Kansas: Caucus Hosts Reception to Discuss In-State Sportsmen’s Issues

On October 4, the Kansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted a reception in advance of...

Aug 24 2017 Kansas: Governor Hosts National Hunting & Fishing Day Proclamation Signing Ceremony

On August 18, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) member Governor Sam Brownback hosted a proclamation...

May 11 2017 Kansas: House & Senate Passes Resolutions Commemorating 80th Anniversary of ASCF

On May 8, the Kansas House and Senate each passed a resolution in honor...

May 04 2017 Kansas: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts 11th Annual Fishing Tournament and Shoot

On April 27 and 28, members of the Kansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus gathered with...

Apr 06 2017 Kansas: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Reception

On April 4, the Kansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted a reception in Topeka, Kansas....

May 05 2016 Kansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts 10th Annual Sportsmen’s Challenge

On April 25 - 26, the Kansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted the 10th Annual...

Mar 24 2016 Kansas: State Legislature Advances Right to Hunt and Fish to November Ballot

On March 22, the Kansas State Legislature took the final step towards sending a...

Jan 29 2015 Legislators Propose Constitutional Amendment to Guarantee Hunting Rights

The following release was provided by the Kansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus:A bipartisan group of...

May 08 2014 Kansas Hosts 8th Annual Larry Magill Sportsmen’s Challenge

On April 28-29, the Kansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted the 8th Annual Larry Magill...

Latest policy updates

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The Firearms Industry Nondiscrimination (FIND) Act provides that it shall be an...

In recent years many local governments have enacted vague, outdated laws banning...

During unprecedented and devastating crises, some governors, through emergency powers granted to...

Though hunting, fishing, and harvesting wildlife (including by trapping) have long been...

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The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Reports and Data

Mar 04 2024 Kansas: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Kansas: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - Kansas

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - Kansas

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — Kansas

Annual spending by Kansas sportsmen and women is more than the cash receipts for...

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