Maxxed Out Guide Service in Kansas

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  1. Sunklands

    Sunklands Senior Refuge Member

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    Had an invite by a friend to hunt ducks and geese in Kansas with this outfitter. Do you guys have any experience with them?
     
  2. ArmChair Biologist

    ArmChair Biologist Senior Refuge Member

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    I've never had any personal encounters with them but they are well regarded inside the hunting industry in MN. They're main base camp is near Laq qui Parle in western Minnesota.
     
  3. CrahNX

    CrahNX Elite Refuge Member

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    Define "well regarded"
     
  4. spaightlabs

    spaightlabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Haven't been caught yet.
     
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  5. GK1

    GK1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes please define well regarded. Take ear muffs.
     
  6. DRC

    DRC Elite Refuge Member

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    By ear plug companies ?
     
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  7. Honker Ace

    Honker Ace Refuge Member

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    Advice for anyone looking at a waterfowl outfitter beyond the forums as well:

    1. Google the guide service name, run it as a normal search and and then filter to "News" afterwards - should pick up anything of public record you need to know (in general, not specifically to the service in case here)...Add "hunting violations" to your search parameters afterwards just to be safe and run the search again.

    2. Youtube the guide service...In the digital age more and more are using online video to promote their services. This also gives you an idea of what you can expect hunting with them (decoys, set-ups, shot calls, etc) and if it fits into your style and idea of hunting. Bigger guide services tend to have more clients taking video on the basis of volume alone, which should make it easy to figure this out.

    3. Punch the name Facebook and read reviews, also good for finding video that may not be on Youtube. Make sure you read the one-star reviews and just don't assume they were bad experiences. Lot of PETA zealots out there trying to ruin legit businesses these days. Dates are important here too. Some may be trying to expand to multiple sets to cash in on the waterfowl guiding boom and sacrificing quality for the dollar - more negative reviews than positive as of late can be a sign of that..

    I would also do some research on what the best hunting times in that area for the species desired tend to be if not already known. Early goose seasons with big limits are a prime example of this, no good if there are not sufficient bird numbers around and it seems guides try to sell that big number with a bigger price tag when their later season hunting may be both better in price and bird volume.
     
  8. marshmob

    marshmob Senior Refuge Member

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    Spaightlabs is correct; seems a lot of Kansas guides breaking the regs. Even those that have filmed with the bigger call makers are over limits, trespassing, guiding on public ground
     

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