Anybody have experience with Kansas Public?

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I'm interested in checking out Kansas next year and with the season over now maybe somebody is willing to share their personal experiences with Kansas ducks and public land Is it worth the ride? Over crowded? Had a blast? Whatever it maybe I'm just feeling it out might plan a trip next year. Ive been going to Arkansas and love it but wouldn't mind a little change. Thanks
 
Never hunted ducks out there but I've seen some ducks on public land. If you can find water you'll find ducks. This year there was a lot of water. There are a lot more quail and pheasant hunters than duck hunters out there. The town where we stayed had a DU banquet one night. A local friend joked that most of the people there had "never fired a shot at a duck in anger"...... I think he was saying that most had never been duck hunting even though they supported the benefit.
 

leroy

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I hear kansas and Oklahoma are becoming the places to be. Check out red rock outdoors in oklahoma, have a friend that has used them last couple years and has wore them out.
 

jdgator

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I'm interested in checking out Kansas next year and with the season over now maybe somebody is willing to share their personal experiences with Kansas ducks and public land Is it worth the ride? Over crowded? Had a blast? Whatever it maybe I'm just feeling it out might plan a trip next year. Ive been going to Arkansas and love it but wouldn't mind a little change. Thanks
I am planning on doing the same thing next year. Maybe we can compare notes as we get closer to it.
 
I hunt Kansas public/private each year. It takes a lot of work and we have been working the community for 10+ years to get the land we hunt on. Mostly we hunt walk-in or private property we were granted access to hunt. Like I said, 10 or more years of work.

I have hunted the public property there a lot, it's the only options we had for a while. We never had a lot of consistent luck on public land.

It is NOT crowded. You will most likely be the only ones hunting from my experience. Once deer season is on in Kansas no one hunts ducks again.
 
You can hunt Kansas. I lived there in the early seventies while I was stationed at for Riley. You can hunt Kansas WMA system pretty easy also I am pretty sure you can hunt on Fort Riley. Allot of potholes on Riley that hold birds. I hunted the upper / north portion of Tuttle creek res. Killed tons of birds and if it was not such a trip to drive I would go. If I was you I would find a storage place and store decoys and a small boat out there and scout in the summer. Then fly in for the season rent a truck get my boat decoys and camo and hunt. Good luck. Manhattan is a great college town.
 
Go to the dekotas, you can hunt private land if it is not posted. I know several people that smash them up there on private land that isn’t posted. It’s always best to ask permission and from their experience most the farmers don’t really mind as long as you clean up after yourself
 
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