With over 100 different stand locations, this outfitter will guide you to an exciting free range hunt on over 15,000 acres of private lands in southeast Kansas. This is one of the top producing states for trophy whitetail in the country. Prime agricultural land for corn, soy beans, milo and alfalfa make up about 50-60% of the hunting properties. The remaining land is primarily hardwood travel corridors and bedding areas.
Limited hunting pressure is key at this lodges success. In fact, they are so dedicated to low pressure hunting that they do not book hunts for the entire season, only selected dates and limited numer of guests. It is not uncommon for a guest to be the first to sit in a blind location even late in the season.
They have a strict 130 B&C minimum for all harvested bucks. All hunters must have a hunter safety card if they are born after January 1, 1957. Cards from other states are accepted.
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Southeast lodge deer hunters will enjoy the new 3,000 square foot lodging facility nestled in the woods of Southeast Kansas. While the lodge is not luxurious, it is functional, comfortable, and clean, accommodating 8 hunters. Meals will be good home cooking. It is located 2 hours south of Kansas City, near Pittsburg, Kansas. This hunt is primarily in unit 11.
The two week rifle season is in December which is usually the secondary rut. During this short season, the worse the weather, the better the hunting. Hunts will be over food sources from tower blinds primarily. Long shots of 300-400 yards are possible.
Hunts are 2x1 guided meaning you will have a guide sit with you on one of the two sits each day. All hunting is from tripods, tower blinds, ladder stands, lock-ons or ground blinds. They do not allow any stalk hunting. Kansas allows baiting. The outfitter baits according to location and hunters desires.
While you cannot control the weather, there are a few things you can do to improve your ability to harvest a trophy buck:
- Practice shooting at 300-400 yards. The average hunter cannot shoot well at these distances without practice! Wind will be a factor in Kansas.
- Know your ballistics! At these distances, you will want to sight in at 200 yards and know your ballistics beyond that distance.
- Make sure you are shooting a larger caliber rifle with plenty of killing power! A 270 would be the minimum. Some of these bucks can push 300 pounds!
- If you decide that you will only go home with a certain size B&C trophy, then be prepared to go home empty handed and happy! There is nothing wrong with being picky as long as you are willing to live with the consequences.
- Stay in the field as long as you can. The more hours you put in out in the field, the better opportunity you will have to take a trophy.
- Communicate with the owner of the lodge who is on sight! They need to know and want to know immediately if you are unhappy with your placement, guide, or anything else! Know that it is in their best interest for you to shoot a big buck and to be happy. They are committed to your return business.
Bow hunts are 2x1 semi-guided, meaning a guide will drop you off at a stand and pick you up but he will not sit with you. Bow hunters will hunt from ladder stands, lock-ons, or ground blinds. The October hunt is pre-rut where the deer are more patterned, so you have a better chance at taking a nice buck. The November hunts are during the rut so all bets are off, but the big ones are on the run! No patterned bucks this time of year.
The stand placements and set ups are the best in the industry. You will not find another outfitter that puts the amount of effort and time into stands that this one does.
So far, we have not had any problems with clients drawing tags! The state has guaranteed the outfitters that everyone will get a tag. Assuming they are truthful and you apply on time, tags should be readily available.
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