texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
RedRocker, Rymonster, Kbruja, JohnHY, LipschitzWrath
67482 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 104,278
bill oxner 74,727
stxranchman 56,727
SnakeWrangler 54,027
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,091
Gravytrain 40,867
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics588,810
Posts11,097,058
Members82,482
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Advice needed for Kansas muzzleloader hunt #5915148 09/06/15 02:48 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 205
A
Apretz Offline OP
Woodsman
OP Offline
Woodsman
A
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 205
So I'm new to muzzleloaders and coming up on the 14th I'll be up on northwest Kansas with a whitetail tag. I'm shooting an inline and my question is whether or not I should use a scope or open sights? Any advise or imo's would be great.

Last edited by Apretz; 09/06/15 02:49 PM.
Re: Advice needed for Kansas muzzleloader hunt [Re: Apretz] #5915234 09/06/15 03:53 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,778
K
kry226 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
K
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,778
Absolutely use a scope. That's wide open country and your shots are likely to be long. Heck, I'd even use a scope in East Texas.

Re: Advice needed for Kansas muzzleloader hunt [Re: Apretz] #5915249 09/06/15 04:10 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 56,727
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 56,727
I am hunting Units 1 and 2 again this year. Very open country. WT numbers were down due to drought for a couple of years and I was told numbers are up(but lot of young deer). Rained more this year than last year(5" total last year and 14"+ this year) so far but no rain in last 45-60 days.
This is what the "cover" in pasture land looks like. Lot of CRP land in some areas. Weeds and grass are very tall this year I was told. Throw in pivots of corn and tons of dryland milo and it is a fun hunt. Deer moved very early and very late last year. By late/early I mean 30 minutes at best of good hunting time in the evenings and an hour in the mornings.









[Linked Image]
Re: Advice needed for Kansas muzzleloader hunt [Re: Apretz] #5915293 09/06/15 04:59 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 205
A
Apretz Offline OP
Woodsman
OP Offline
Woodsman
A
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 205
Thanks kry. Getting it zeroed in today.

Thanks for the advise stx. I'm also in units 1 and 2. I've never hunted that part of the country but always wanted to. I put in for a mule deer but ended up with a whitetail tag. Good luck to you!

Re: Advice needed for Kansas muzzleloader hunt [Re: Apretz] #5915568 09/06/15 08:59 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 56,727
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 56,727
I got a Mule Deer permit the first two years I put in with zero success. Saw plenty but nothing I wanted. Last two years have been Whitetail only now. Saw a couple of shooter Mule Deer last year. Lot of farm land in that area that is under pivot, but a lot of dryland also. I was told the rains hit just right in June causing the weeds to really take off in the crops. So the deer are not leaving the crops this year like they have in the past couple of years. The friend I am hunting with has not seen very many bucks so far this year. Not looking good for the first week for me.
Are you hunting with someone or self-guided?


[Linked Image]
Re: Advice needed for Kansas muzzleloader hunt [Re: Apretz] #5915836 09/07/15 01:03 AM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 205
A
Apretz Offline OP
Woodsman
OP Offline
Woodsman
A
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 205
A friend of my dads is a guide up there (justin kleint). He went last year for a mule deer and was successful. He ended up shooting a 175 and says they saw bigger but couldn't get shots on them. I've heard there are good whitetail too but they take some time and persistence to find. Hopefully the cold front coming in will help get them moving.

Re: Advice needed for Kansas muzzleloader hunt [Re: Apretz] #5915865 09/07/15 01:26 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 56,727
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 56,727
Good luck! Late grain harvest makes it very tough this time of the year. Mule Deer seem to be more in the milo this time of the year vs whitetail more in the corn. Not a lot of beans in this area. Whitetails numbers are way down in that area with the drought though. They are rebounding, just not a lot of mature bucks. Not near the deer density that you will see farther east also.


[Linked Image]
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3