Once the Dakotas and the Nebraska waters freeze up, thousands of ducks and geese come piling into south-central Kansas to take advantage of the reservoir systems and the abundant croplands. Some winters the waterfowl never leave the friendly confines of central Kansas, provided there’s open water still available.

This lodge is capable of sleeping 10 hunters, and has a full kitchen, barbeque grill, pool table and TV/DVR. All set in a country setting complete with stocked fishing pond. There also are trap shooting stations on the grounds. Enjoy a cocktail on the porch while taking in a Kansas sunset and reminiscing about the day’s hunt.

This outfitter specializes in field shooting for geese and takes a variety of Canadas, white-fronted geese or specks, and snow and blue geese. LIMITS ARE COMMON. Often you may shoot a hodgepodge of ducks right along with the geese, but the outfitter does offer specialized duck hunts over water, too (duck season end December 31). The goose hunting is from lay-out blinds in prime pre-scouted fields over big spreads of lifelike decoys. Arrive the night before your hunt, and depart after the last hunt. The Kansas goose season typically runs from November to February 12 or so. He will supply a nice lunch. You can make your own breakfast in the full kitchen they provide in the lodge, and then go to town to Applebee’s or one of the other restaurants for dinner. Bring along your own food for early mornings, and supper if you intend to cook. The kitchen is there for your use. Just be sure and clean up after yourself. Town is 10 miles away with several good places to eat also.

They also offer wild pheasant hunting on some CRP and other ground, all with a good wild bird population. Often for variety, clients do ducks in the morning then pheasant in the afternoon. If the wild pheasants do not co-operate, or if the wild bird season is not open (usually opens November 14), then you can hunt the preserve for a modest upgrade in price.

2024/2025 PRICING (subject to change without notice until deposit received)

Waterfowl & Upland Bird Package: Includes 3 days and 3 nights of lodging and 3 hunts (meals not included) – $1,500 per person with minimum group of 4 (maximum 10). Extra hunts available at $225 per person.

TRAVEL: The outfitter offers FREE airport pickup in Wichita, KS, which mean no driving hassles and heightens the ease of arranging a quality hunt over a long weekend. Hunt area is 45 minutes north of Wichita.
TURKEY HUNTING: SOLD OUT FOR 2024- Turkey hunting in central Kansas is about as close to a guarantee as you can get. The rolling terrain and river systems combined with the local agriculture offer ideal turkey habitat. Drought in recent years has impacted ground nesting birds like quail and pheasant, but has had minimal effect on turkeys. Turkey numbers have been expanding in the Sunflower State AND IT’S THE ONE STATE WHERE YOU POTENTIALLY HAVE A CHANCE TO SHOOT MERRIAMS, EASTERNS AND RIOS (although only Rios and Easterns are available in this outfitter’s area). Hunters can take up to two birds on a single hunt or season, which makes this a very cost-effective and rewarding adventure. Success rates on 1 bird are nearly 100%, and about 80% on 2 birds, so book early because he gets about 90% repeat customers.

This outfitter has more than 5,000 acres of private ground to hunt, which means no competition and strutting gobblers. The lands consist of creek and river bottoms, harvested fields and woods; in other words, ideal turkey habitat. The guides are experienced callers that know Kansas gobblers and routinely produce mature toms. The birds are a mix of Easterns (about 30%) and Rios (about 70%), and also some hybrids (which make for an interesting, colorful trophy). You are allowed 1 bird. Hunts are 2 days/2 nights for $1,500 per person, including lodging (no meals). Lodging is in either their main lodge, which sleeps 8-12, or their new smaller lodge which sleeps 5 or 6. The Kansas turkey season runs from approximately mid-April to end of May, and tags are available for purchase online on the KPWT web site: kdwpt.state.ks.us.

Kansas deer hunting applications need to be in before April 24. Draw success is generally 100% and left over tags are sometimes available. Please verify as application dates can change!! The archery season starts around September 15 and runs to the end of December, with the prime rut dates being the last 20 days of November. These hunts are five day hunts with lodging, and one mid-day meal provided. Other meals are on you. Bring your food, and use the kitchen or travel a few miles to town. Rifle hunts are generally the first 12 to 15 days in December. These are 5-day/4-night hunts with the same arrangements as the archery hunts. The outfitter strictly limits the number of deer hunters to 4 with bow and 4 with gun. In early November of 2015, they took a buck scoring 198”, but please keep your expectations more reasonable than that!
PRICES: Archery $3,000; Rifle $3,500

If you want to enjoy Kansas’ rolling prairie land while chasing big cackling roosters, then this is the hunt for you! There is a lot of walking involved with this style of hunt but it is beautiful and it is fun to watch the dogs work for you. Plenty of action and skill involved so be ready for a great hunt.

Smaller groups allow for a more intimate hunt and is great for a small group of friends looking to enjoy the outdoors and a little friendly competition. Season starts October 1 and closes March 31 on this preserve. There is a 2-person minimum.

European Hunt (Lodging and Breakfast Included!):
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Traditional Hunt (Lodging and Breakfast Included!):
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Extra Charges
• 10% minimum tip required to your guide after your hunt.
• $4 per Cleaned Bird
• $20 per Hunter Clean-up Hunt (remaining birds after tower hunt)
• $15 per Hunter Blue Rock Shooting (night prior to hunt)
• $16.99 per Box of Extra Shells

The BIG news is he just bought the operation in Alberta that he has guided at for the last several years.

Located in Wainwright, Alberta, clients will fly into Edmonton and rent a car for an hour and a half drive to the lodge or they will picked up from the airport for a $200 fee.¬ We had our first clients do this new hunt in early fall of 2018 and they were blown away by the luxury 5 star lodging- “Unbelievable” was the comment! And all the waterfowl – amazing. They have already re-booked.

Package 1: 3 days hunting 4 nights lodging – $2,600 per hunter breakfast included
Package 2: 6 days hunting 7 nights lodging -$4,400 per hunter breakfast included

Shells are supplied @ about $16.99 a box. This is BIG, as we all know the headaches of getting enough shells across the border, and the high cost of buying them on the other side.
Season runs September 1 to October 31; call for best dates.


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