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#7218887 - 07/08/18 05:20 PM Hunting Kansas
jhenderson Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 5976
Loc: Lake dallas
Never been out of state to hunt. Have a lead outside of Wichita Kansas. Just curious how the hunting is there and if I should pursue this further.

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#7218897 - 07/08/18 05:31 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: jhenderson]
scalebuster Offline
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Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 3348
Depends on what your hunting. I hear the javelina hunting is pretty slow.

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#7218901 - 07/08/18 05:38 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: jhenderson]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 5976
Loc: Lake dallas
Deer mostly. But target practice with hogs and coyotes are always a plus.

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#7218909 - 07/08/18 05:46 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: jhenderson]
txbigly Offline
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Registered: 09/06/06
Posts: 1028
Loc: Rockwall
It can be great if your in the wright spot. I have been hunting Kansas for 17 years. I would take the time and do some scouting this fall. Its to late to get a tag for this season anyway and they are no transferable tags in Kansas anymore.
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#7218919 - 07/08/18 05:59 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: jhenderson]
RattlesnakeDan Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/23/17
Posts: 494
Loc: San Antonio
Have hunted Kansas quite a few times, whitetails are huge in many areas, turkeys are over abundant and farmers hate them and want them killed for the most part. Fishing is great too...huge bass and stripers as well big crappie etc... Many hours in tree stands there, have tree stands I left hanging 10 years ago, wonder if they are still there.
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#7218963 - 07/08/18 06:37 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: jhenderson]
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 89038
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Your are a little late for planning hunts for this year, but a good time to start researching fpr next year. I hunted central Kansas several times, but I was lucky in that I had friends that lived there and got me set up with them. Now I am too old to even think about it.
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#7218990 - 07/08/18 07:00 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: jhenderson]
jhenderson Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 5976
Loc: Lake dallas
It wouldnít be this year for sure. Couldnít even make it happen if it was possible to get in for this season.

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#7219065 - 07/08/18 08:13 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: jhenderson]
Fitzwho Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 232
Loc: Midland, TX
Iím probably headed to Kansas for the rifle hunt next year (barring drawing a late season elk tag). If I canít find something else to do, Iím thinking of going up there this year for a weekend to chase some pheasants and look around for deer.

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#7219084 - 07/08/18 08:23 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: jhenderson]
sparrish8 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1615
My experience was dont expect to see alot of deer and they appear out of nowhere literally come out of fields full of grass and travel the draws where you cna barely see them. I hunted western kansas near meaded theirs some giants out their if you let them grow.

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#7219211 - 07/08/18 11:04 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: jhenderson]
kry226 Offline


Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5490
Loc: Germany
No deer in Kansas. whistle

I've hunted Kansas for about 12 years now, and it is awesome to be sure, but it's not "Outdoor Channel" awesome. There's not a Booner behind every tree like it and all the outfitters would have you believe. Based on my own experience and what I've heard from other folks, the buck quality is way down from what it was due to all the hunting pressure. And location dependent, it's actually tough to hunt. So sometimes you've got to get creative to find the right tree in the right place. Trees aren't always tall there so be prepared to hunt a little closer to the ground than you may be used to. Hunt the funnels close to bedding areas and concentrate on the first two weeks in November, assuming you're a bowhunter. Gun season opens first Wednesday after Thanksgiving, but it ca be a little hairy fighting the orange army.

Bottom line is that it's definitely worth pursuing, but make sure you manage your expectations. Good luck.

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#7219299 - 07/09/18 07:40 AM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: jhenderson]
colt45 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8435
Loc: bastrop county
the dry years have really hurt the population in unit 17, my land owner farms over 10,000 acres and has 5,000 acres of grass (buffalo) I speak with him frequently, the pheasant population is spotty, good in some areas. I grew up 15miles north of Cimarron, hunted pheasant & jack rabbits, chased coyotes with greyhounds.
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#7221729 - 07/11/18 12:23 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: jhenderson]
shea.mcphail Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 370
Loc: Mesquite/Canton
So someon please correct me if Iím wrong. As a non-resident of Kansas, I would have to apply for the drawing in order to take a buck or any antlerless deer? If so, I assume Iím too late since the draw deadline was back in April.

Simply put ó I wonít be able to hunt deer this upcoming year in Kansas?

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#7221903 - 07/11/18 03:37 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: shea.mcphail]
stxranchman Online   content
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 53361
Originally Posted By: shea.mcphail
So someon please correct me if Iím wrong. As a non-resident of Kansas, I would have to apply for the drawing in order to take a buck or any antlerless deer? If so, I assume Iím too late since the draw deadline was back in April.

Simply put ó I wonít be able to hunt deer this upcoming year in Kansas?

Yes you have to draw a non-resident permit and the deadline has passed. The 3 zones in SW Kansas that leftover permits are now all sold out of those.
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#7221965 - 07/11/18 05:03 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: scalebuster]
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Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 953
Loc: Ft. Worth
Originally Posted By: scalebuster
Depends on what your hunting. I hear the javelina hunting is pretty slow.
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#7222278 - 07/11/18 11:05 PM Re: Hunting Kansas [Re: stxranchman]
kry226 Offline


Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5490
Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: shea.mcphail
So someon please correct me if Iím wrong. As a non-resident of Kansas, I would have to apply for the drawing in order to take a buck or any antlerless deer? If so, I assume Iím too late since the draw deadline was back in April.

Simply put ó I wonít be able to hunt deer this upcoming year in Kansas?

Yes you have to draw a non-resident permit and the deadline has passed. The 3 zones in SW Kansas that leftover permits are now all sold out of those.


Stx is on the money, but in my experience, most of the zones across the state have leftover permits after the draw. They usually go on sale in June or July and sell out within a few days. I've always hunted in Unit 14 and while I wouldn't bet on it, I never actually had to participate in the draw. I just waited for the leftovers. But you have to be paying attention and not miss the sale. To be safe, always enter the draw.

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