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#6371876 - 07/17/16 06:41 AM Kansas report
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conditions have been favorable for the hatch this spring and summer, however there has been some areas hit with hail, Garden City had bad storm Friday, the area around Cimarron did not. wheat harvest has been terrific with reports of 100 bushel to the acre due to the cool spring & rains, looks to be a bumper milo crop
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#6371886 - 07/17/16 07:14 AM Re: Kansas report [Re: colt45]
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Sounds good.
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#6371936 - 07/17/16 08:47 AM Re: Kansas report [Re: bill oxner]
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Hope the rains put the harvest back some. The longer the wheat is up the better the pheasant crop.


Edited by Chet (07/17/16 08:47 AM)
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#6372315 - 07/17/16 03:39 PM Re: Kansas report [Re: Chet]
colt45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chet
Hope the rains put the harvest back some. The longer the wheat is up the better the pheasant crop.
the report I got, most is done, maybe in the northern tier of counties might not be finished.


Edited by colt45 (07/17/16 03:39 PM)
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#6372437 - 07/17/16 05:35 PM Re: Kansas report [Re: colt45]
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The extreme NW is where I hunt. I hope I get to go back this year. With 7 months without a job, it's iffy.
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#6412893 - 08/17/16 04:11 PM Re: Kansas report [Re: colt45]
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Would I do any good going to Kansas to quail/pheasant hunt public land with no dog ?

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#6413609 - 08/17/16 10:04 PM Re: Kansas report [Re: SwampHunterFw]
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Originally Posted By: SwampHunterFw
Would I do any good going to Kansas to quail/pheasant hunt public land with no dog ?


Most of the people hunting pheasants on public land don't have pointing dogs. If you go early in the year you should have success. Go late and the birds are wary and may get up way ahead of you. Learn the township system and get a walk in hunting map when you get your license.

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#6413979 - 08/18/16 08:56 AM Re: Kansas report [Re: Mundo]
colt45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mundo
Originally Posted By: SwampHunterFw
Would I do any good going to Kansas to quail/pheasant hunt public land with no dog ?


Most of the people hunting pheasants on public land don't have pointing dogs. If you go early in the year you should have success. Go late and the birds are wary and may get up way ahead of you. Learn the township system and get a walk in hunting map when you get your license.
this,
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#6414661 - 08/18/16 05:02 PM Re: Kansas report [Re: colt45]
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Thanks !!! I'm thinking about going this year !! And one that's been before want to Pm me what area of the state will have a good chance of quail and pheasant ? Not looking for exactly where just an idea where to start

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#6415174 - 08/18/16 10:18 PM Re: Kansas report [Re: colt45]
Mundo Offline
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Flint Hills has most quail. West Kansas -- especially north will probably be better for pheasants. Be prepared to drive--be sure to get a wiha map. Look for crp near harvested crops. Kansas does not have near the quail Texas has. Just look for likely cover. If you are in crp and see a plum thicket check it out--quail like to loaf in them. Talk to the locals--many of them have private land to hunt so they will direct you to public hunting areas where they have seen birds. You probably won't have much luck asking farmers for permission--most farmers willing to let people hunt their land run commercial operations, save fields for friends and family or put their land in the wiha system.


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#6415332 - 08/19/16 05:06 AM Re: Kansas report [Re: Mundo]
colt45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mundo
Flint Hills has most quail. West Kansas -- especially north will probably be better for pheasants. Be prepared to drive--be sure to get a wiha map. Look for crp near harvested crops. Kansas does not have near the quail Texas has. Just look for likely cover. If you are in crp and see a plum thicket check it out--quail like to loaf in them. Talk to the locals--many of them have private land to hunt so they will direct you to public hunting areas where they have seen birds. You probably won't have much luck asking farmers for permission--most farmers willing to let people hunt their land run commercial operations, save fields for friends and family or put their land in the wiha system.
never seen any plum thickets in western Ks. regulations stipulate the crp be mown periodically, knock on enough doors and you will get permission most likely, be courteous and offer to bring a bird back to farmer. northern tier of counties will have abundant quail, conditions have been good for both quail & pheasant
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#6415427 - 08/19/16 07:42 AM Re: Kansas report [Re: colt45]
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Thanks for info guys

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#6415544 - 08/19/16 08:44 AM Re: Kansas report [Re: colt45]
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[/quote]never seen any plum thickets in western Ks. regulations stipulate the crp be mown periodically, knock on enough doors and you will get permission most likely, be courteous and offer to bring a bird back to farmer. northern tier of counties will have abundant quail, conditions have been good for both quail & pheasant [/quote]

http://www.kswildflower.org/tree_details.php?treeID=35
http://www.kansas.com/news/article986345.html

While some crp contracts state you must control brush, enforcement is that strict. (I have some crp fields with a lot of brush in them.) Many of the new contracts do not state you must mow. Chances are if a little mott of brush occurs in a west kansas crp field, it is wild plum.

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#6415724 - 08/19/16 11:04 AM Re: Kansas report [Re: Mundo]
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Originally Posted By: Mundo
Flint Hills has most quail. West Kansas -- especially north will probably be better for pheasants. Be prepared to drive--be sure to get a wiha map. Look for crp near harvested crops. Kansas does not have near the quail Texas has. Just look for likely cover. If you are in crp and see a plum thicket check it out--quail like to loaf in them. Talk to the locals--many of them have private land to hunt so they will direct you to public hunting areas where they have seen birds. You probably won't have much luck asking farmers for permission--most farmers willing to let people hunt their land run commercial operations, save fields for friends and family or put their land in the wiha system.


Well have to disagree. The flint hills used to be great but not for the last 10 or 15 years. They are making some what of a comeback but not there yet. South central Kansas has by far the best quail hunting in the state and last year some areas bordered on what we had in Texas. The horseback trial on the Zbar ranch moved 15 to 25 coveys a day while setting up the courses. Private land is mostly leased to deer hunters or run commercial deer hunts. If you hit walk in land hit it early cause the good stuff gets hammered the first few weeks. You will have more luck with pheasants on walk in land from south central to the north west and everything in between.
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#6416726 - 08/20/16 07:04 AM Re: Kansas report [Re: Chet]
colt45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chet
Originally Posted By: Mundo
Flint Hills has most quail. West Kansas -- especially north will probably be better for pheasants. Be prepared to drive--be sure to get a wiha map. Look for crp near harvested crops. Kansas does not have near the quail Texas has. Just look for likely cover. If you are in crp and see a plum thicket check it out--quail like to loaf in them. Talk to the locals--many of them have private land to hunt so they will direct you to public hunting areas where they have seen birds. You probably won't have much luck asking farmers for permission--most farmers willing to let people hunt their land run commercial operations, save fields for friends and family or put their land in the wiha system.


Well have to disagree. The flint hills used to be great but not for the last 10 or 15 years. They are making some what of a comeback but not there yet. South central Kansas has by far the best quail hunting in the state and last year some areas bordered on what we had in Texas. The horseback trial on the Zbar ranch moved 15 to 25 coveys a day while setting up the courses. Private land is mostly leased to deer hunters or run commercial deer hunts. If you hit walk in land hit it early cause the good stuff gets hammered the first few weeks. You will have more luck with pheasants on walk in land from south central to the north west and everything in between.
good points
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