Kansas Kansas now has unlimited over-the-counter either-sex elk tags. In certain counties across the state, namely those not adjacent to Fort Riley or Cimarron National Grasslands, any resident can purchase one, hook up with a landowner and hunt elk. Landowners in Hamilton County in western Kansas voiced concern over crop depredation, and biologists responded with the liberal permits. If you care to play the odds, enter the drawing for a once-in-a-lifetime tag. More than half the state's elk reside on and around 100,000-acre Fort Riley, which allows hunting: 12 either-sex (up four from last year) and 15 antlerless permits. Photo: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.