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#5945473 - 09/24/15 10:12 PM Kansas Trip 2015
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Spent 9 days hunting with my ML for a western Kansas WT. It was very hot the first week with temps in the upper 90's during the daytime and nights were down to upper 50's. Most deer were seen during the afternoon hunts. It rained a bit one afternoon and deer moved pretty good that evening. I did see one really nice buck one evening that was mature and a 5x5 with good mass. Then two days later on Saturday morning with temps around 37 I did see a really good 5x5 with 2 kickers at least and really great tine length. He was leaving a WIHA area and walking into private land wheat stubble. He went about 50 yrds and bedded down. I tried to move and use the terrain to sneak up on him but he was not having any of that even at 800+ yards. He ended up leaving back across the WIHA and then out again into a sunflower field. I hunted that area 3 more mornings and even walked out the CRP(320 acres) in the WIHA all 3 times but did not ever see him. Seen a lot of pheasants this year and numbers were almost double in the one large CRP area I hunted for almost every day I was there. Seen quite a few coyotes and turkey also. Seen more Swift Foxes in this trip then in all the other 3 yrs combined. I did a lot of walking low, weeded/grassy draws during the heat of the day looking for one particular buck. I walked up on 2 rattlesnakes one day mid-morning about 60' apart in the same draw. We saw 4 snakes total the whole trip.
Here a few pics of the terrain, game and areas I hunted while there.
CRP grass I hunted. It was 6-8' tall in some areas and waste deep most areas, with some areas being ankle deep. Kochia Weeds were 4-10' tall. All of it could hide a walking buck for the most part. Does were hard to see unless running or in the right spot.
I had a great trip even though I came home without a deer. Will try to head back in the rifle season(will have to use a ML then) to try again if I get the time.

Pheasant hunter that hunted everyday...

Deer would stand up in the Kochia Weeds or tall Indian Grass at anytime and start to feed or run into the corn.


#5945474 - 09/24/15 10:12 PM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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This doe and fawn almost ran over me sitting and glassing from my truck.


#5945475 - 09/24/15 10:13 PM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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Saw literally 100's of pheasants each day I hunted in the CRP areas. Some areas had very few while others were loaded with them. The grain, fallow fields and wheat stubble had a lot of birds in most of the ones close to grass or grain during the day. Seen all age classes of birds from a hen with some week old little ones to mature birds.


#5945487 - 09/24/15 10:18 PM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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Great pics.
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#5945488 - 09/24/15 10:18 PM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Awesome pics thanks for sharing.
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#5945503 - 09/24/15 10:25 PM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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How do you hunt in that flat country!!!
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

#5945543 - 09/24/15 11:02 PM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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Great pics as always!!!

scratch Why you keep telling me to hunt the trees...when you can't even see one

#5945546 - 09/24/15 11:05 PM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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Great pics sir!!!!

Country looks 100x better!!!

#5945553 - 09/24/15 11:11 PM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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Great pics, something tells me those big bucks better watch out in rifle season
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#5945563 - 09/24/15 11:22 PM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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Sounds like a great trip!

#5945601 - 09/25/15 12:35 AM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Awesome pics thanks for sharing.

You must have used all the trees for firewood that colder morning grin
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#5945621 - 09/25/15 05:02 AM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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Great Pics Sir!!

#5945645 - 09/25/15 06:11 AM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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Neat pics, especially like the one of the Doe flying eek2 Good luck when it comes to rifleseason up

Edited by Stub (09/25/15 06:11 AM)
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#5945660 - 09/25/15 06:33 AM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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Registered: 12/16/11
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Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
Always enjoy your pics and write ups. Nice trip

#5945663 - 09/25/15 06:41 AM Re: Kansas Trip 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
mbavo Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 8291
Loc: odessa tx
Great pics and write up.
Love the pics of the jumping doe!
Looks like a great time even though you did not connect on your target buck.
Man those pheasant are pretty birds.

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