Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

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Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by Sterndog » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:18 am

We all know the numbers are down historically speaking but I would love to hear from anyone that has been out. Right now I am planinng on heading to central Kansas around Hays. I would love to hear about how anyone has done that has already been out. Just to head this off before it starts, there always seems to be guys on here that give people heck for stating where they did well and giving away the, "honey holes". Fellas just looking for reports on different regions.... If that upsets you just bypass the conversation.
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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by natel24 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:41 am

I can not say anything about the current season but last year i was in NE Kansas, near Frankfort on walk in ground all around that area. Seen very few pheasant, and a handful of quail is all. Shot more rabbits than anything on our "pheasant" trip.
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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by blanked » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:24 am

I would go to nebraska instead

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by Sterndog » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:15 pm

Last year in n.w. kansas I got into pockets of birds....on private land that I asked permission on. I am headed to central just based off of the reports the department of wildlife issued.....
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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by lrp » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:51 pm

Stern hit me up if you want to link up I'll be up that way too

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by GunDogAdventures » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:27 pm

Good luck SternDog - may the dogs get into tons of birds and may you shoot true!!

Looking forward to Bobby and your NSTRA trial coming up in a couple weeks. We'll see you there!!
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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by Heatht » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:22 am

I just got back from hunting private land around Eureka Ks.
We found 8 big coveys of quail per day. We were short on good dogs, so I know we missed lots of birds. Looks like the quail are doing better up there. Good luck.
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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by RYNO » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:52 pm

My brother is in north central KS now, they're seeing some birds but it doesn't sound fast and furious by any means.

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by GunDogAdventures » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:10 pm

Kansas Report?!?!?
A dog on point.....steady, yet trembling,
Breathing in and tasting the gentle breeze.
Take a moment for yourself to soak it all in,
All the training, the hard work.....it really has paid off.

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by lrp » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:03 pm

I drove around Glen Elder area for two days with my Viszla. Busted one covey quail, shot one bird and saw a hen someone shot. Saw two hens fly across the road one morning into crp, hunted all day hard probably half dozen or so areas - nothing not even a scent. Milo, crp, hit it all. Did see two roosters fly across the road on the way back out. I headed back home

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by kcbullets » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:52 pm

I have hunted several days pretty hard in various places in KS. I've hunted public, wiha, and private. So far, only two coveys. So far its been pretty bleak for me. I have heard that some have found a few quail.

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by Big bloc » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:49 am

Here in the central part I think the numbers are up a little. We been going to walk in areas and always seen birds. I have notice that most birds are close to corn stubble fields /CRP. So far at work the guys tell me they been having good luck around Dodge city.
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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by zrp » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:01 pm

My dogs are on the way to Liberal right now with a buddy. Me, I have to work. Gotta find a different job.

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by GunDogAdventures » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:57 pm

Now we all have a better appreciation for the phrase "You lucky dog!"
A dog on point.....steady, yet trembling,
Breathing in and tasting the gentle breeze.
Take a moment for yourself to soak it all in,
All the training, the hard work.....it really has paid off.

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by jeff shumaker » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:09 pm

The bird numbers are up in nebraska. Went out today found 6 coveys in 2 spots. Found 7 coveys in one spot the week before. Pheasants are up to.seen alot of people out this Thanksgiving weekend

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by Roundmanone » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:31 pm

A friend of mine hunted around Hays a couple weeks ago got into some Pheasants Sat. and Sun. Wish you luck and your dog much better luck.

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by Sterndog » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:18 pm

We had a great hunt in Central KS. All walk in. Three guys and three dogs. four days of hunting and killed 20 Roosters, 13 quail, and three prairie Chickens... Still not the best I have ever seen but WAY up from years past!
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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by mtlee » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:32 pm

Headed to the Great Bend area tomorrow....heard things are looking better. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by 3gsps » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:51 pm

we hunted Stockton KS all walk in areas were hunted hard around that area early, saw plenty of shell casings laying, but no birds!! asked to hunt some private property & got into 3 coveys of quail & 4 roosters on our last day there. (the week before xmas) now the trip to south Dakota is a different story lotsa birds :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by duckn66 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:25 am

It's unfortunate hunters just leave their hulls where they land with no attempt to pick them up. Don't you just love walking along and seeing trash left behind by others?

Good that you got some action.

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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by ezzy333 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:38 am

duckn66 wrote:It's unfortunate hunters just leave their hulls where they land with no attempt to pick them up. Don't you just love walking along and seeing trash left behind by others?

Good that you got some action.
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Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Post by Watermen » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:50 pm

Just got back from SC and SE KS. The walk in was disappointing to say the least. No quail on public, but a tresspass fee day hunt produced four covey's. I saw alot of other hunters out with the nice weather, but have done better than KS in surrounding states this year. Two trips to ks did not sell me on the hunting. Tough access and not many birds IMHO. Hopefully it starts raining this spring, but then that's hard on areas where there are birds now. Tough life being an upland game bird these days.

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