Kansas Pheasant Hunting Preserves From Gamebirdhunts.com
Kansas boasts some of the best pheasant hunting and quail Hunting in the world. In addition to the quality pheasant hunting, Kansas also has one of the largest populations of prairie chickens in the US. Bobwhite quail still thrive throughout much of the state, and in the far southwest corner, scaled quail can be found. Although not native, the ring-necked pheasant has become a fixture to much of the Kansas landscape.
This variety and abundance of opportunities has made Kansas one of the more popular destinations among upland bird hunters worldwide. All upland bird populations fluctuate annually according to weather and habitat conditions.
Arguably Kansas’ top draw, the ring-necked pheasant was introduced in the state in 1906. Since then, it has become a symbol of upland bird hunting in Kansas. Annual pheasant harvests are usually within the top three states in the nation. Pheasants are found in all parts of the state except the southeast. Traditionally, the best hunting is found in the northcentral and northwest regions, with the southwest coming in a close third. Other regions can have locally good pheasant numbers, and often provide good pheasant and quail combination hunting opportunities.
2012 Kansas Pheasant Hunting Outlook
Kansas is right in the middle of the plains drought this summer. There have been reports of extreme heat and difficulties all summer and things appear to be getting worse. The fall season can’t come fast enough in this part of the country.
The last two seasons have been great for the Jayhawks, though, and even with the heat this should be another good one and possible one for the record books. The mild winter combined with a pretty good spring in terms of weather should lead to a strong pheasant population.
There are reports in some areas of the state where populations are down a bit. The hunting won’t be good throughout the state, but on average should be another good year.
Season Dates: November 10th, 2012 through January 31st, 2013
Daily Bag Limit: 4