Headed to Kansas

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  1. Hulions

    Hulions Refuge Member

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    Ok guys. It has been a a dream of mine since I was a kid to hunt Pheasants and quail. I am currently making plans to make the trip from Florida to Kansas to hunt public land WIHA and WA areas with my lab. I understand that its a possibility I may not shoot great numbers of birds so I am going more for the experience and road trip with my lab and wife. Any information that you guys can give me about where to start and areas to hunt will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help. Mannie 2.jpg
     
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  2. Luigi Daniele

    Luigi Daniele Turkey Hunters Forum Moderator

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    Please give us a report after your trip.
    Lucky you!
    Beautiful lab BTW!
     
  3. Hulions

    Hulions Refuge Member

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    I'll do it. I think the wife is as excited about walking fields with our pup as I am.
     
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  4. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Need to go west. SW Kansas will be your best bet. Good hunting can be had but alot of the fields get walked 3-4 times a day most days so birds either get dead, get smart, or leave the property the first sign of a hunter.
     
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    negooseman Elite Refuge Member

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    Don’t be afraid to knock on doors.
     
  6. PaulinKansas

    PaulinKansas Elite Refuge Member

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    I've gone to western Kansas the last 3-4 years. Don't bother going opening weekend, unless you plan on sleeping in your vehicle or camping. We (a group of 6-10 guys) normally go the 2nd weekend of the season. It's not crowded at all.
     
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    Luigi Daniele Turkey Hunters Forum Moderator

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    Paul,
    Good numbers still there? They’ve all but disappeared where I go.:(
     
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    PaulinKansas Elite Refuge Member

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    Not good numbers for pheasant. Quail were quite plentiful. I shoot 1 3/8 oz of 6 since we can find either at the drop of a hat. It's usually pretty windy, so those big birds can be 40-60 yards away.
     
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  9. molliesmaster

    molliesmaster Senior Refuge Member

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    A buddy and I are talking of doing the same trip later in the season, maybe around December. I'm still in recovery mode from a ruptured Achilles but I should be close to 100% by mid-december. We both have bird dogs and would just appreciate the experience of getting the dogs some work.

    Good luck to you hullions and I hope you will update on your experience.
     
  10. BrandonHall

    BrandonHall New Member

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    Keep us posted on your success. Went last year for the first time and had fair success finding bobs considering how dry it was. We anticipate returning this year as well.
    dog was just 6 months old last year, will have a little more experience/knowledge this year.

    what type dogs is everyone hunting? We are hunting a Ryman type English Setter
     

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