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#6101760 - 12/25/15 06:13 PM SW Kansas weather advice
whiteowl Offline
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Registered: 01/08/05
Posts: 296
I have been planning on leaving out Sunday morning for SW Kansas and hunting 3-4 days. With the snow and rain coming I am thinking of canceling or at least waiting until about Tuesday before heading up. I am not really concerned with the hiways but the dirt county roads because I will be driving a 2 WD suburban. I plan on hunting the walk in stuff and knocking on a few doors. Anyone have any thoughts on what the roads may be like or suggestions. Forecast calling for 4-8 inches of snow Sunday and Monday then single digits to 25-30 for a few days.

#6101783 - 12/25/15 06:31 PM Re: SW Kansas weather advice [Re: whiteowl]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: Katy-Fulshear
I got an email from a friend who went up there on a hunt from the devil because of the weather. Please don't make a post about the hunt from the devil.
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill

#6102420 - 12/26/15 10:00 AM Re: SW Kansas weather advice [Re: whiteowl]
stinkbelly Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 7266
Loc: Parker County, Tx
I have never had a problem. In the mud and snow up there I only remember needing 4x4 once. I guess once is too much for a two wheel drive.

#6102473 - 12/26/15 10:42 AM Re: SW Kansas weather advice [Re: whiteowl]
SilverDogs Offline

Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 222
Loc: Texas Panhandle
I would avoid the TX and OK panhandles on your way up. Starting tonight thru Monday we are expecting 8-15" of snow with 50mph winds.

#6102748 - 12/26/15 02:42 PM Re: SW Kansas weather advice [Re: whiteowl]
whiteowl Offline
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Registered: 01/08/05
Posts: 296
Thanks. Right now my thinking is leave Tuesday morning and hunt Wednesday- Friday. Guess I will just watch and wait.

#6103066 - 12/26/15 06:46 PM Re: SW Kansas weather advice [Re: whiteowl]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 7744
Loc: bastrop county
some of the county roads are passable (dirt) some are not, grew up north of Cimarron and walked several time after getting stuck. weather is not good at this moment.
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

#6103135 - 12/26/15 07:16 PM Re: SW Kansas weather advice [Re: whiteowl]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 11/25/12
Posts: 257
Loc: Tx Hill Country
Used to hunt around Scott City every year. If it's just rain and above freezing, the dirt roads are pretty tough for a two wheeled drive. The mud it pretty slippery. Spent the better part of a day one year sliding off the road in the 2wd and pulling it out with the 4wd we had with us. That night it snowed and the ground froze and we had no problem getting around in the 2wd.

#6104588 - 12/27/15 03:56 PM Re: SW Kansas weather advice [Re: whiteowl]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 2443
Loc: Duck blind
I was in SW Kansas all week. A lot of the county roads around dodge city, jetmore ect. are horrible. I ended up in the ditch a few times but luckily never got completely stuck. If you have 2wd you can forget about getting to a lot of the walk in areas. Especially after the rain and snow that's hitting now.

#6104814 - 12/27/15 05:58 PM Re: SW Kansas weather advice [Re: whiteowl]
whiteowl Offline
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Registered: 01/08/05
Posts: 296
Sat here all day today thinking about it. Pouring rain and watching the damage from last night on tv. I think I would be better off just to stay home and duck hunt. My dog really doesn't care what kind of birds anyway. Oh well maybe next year. Thanks for the input and advice.


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