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Hunt for Turkey in Kansas

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155 Acres at Falcon Stone Farm in Wellington, KS
Starting Price$100 / Guest
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150 Acres at DunnLand Urban Hunts in Kansas City, KS
Starting Price$400 / Guest
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275 Acres at Lindblad Farms in Assaria, KS
Starting Price$150 / Guest
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550 Acres at Long Farms in White Cloud, KS
Starting Price$150 / Guest
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400 Acres at Linden Farms in Dighton, KS
Starting Price$125 / Guest
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298 Acres at RT Farms Southeast in Minneapolis, KS
Price$125 / Guest
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What are the seasons and regulations for hunting turkey in Kansas?

The spring season typically starts in early April and extends through the end of May, with a youth/disabled season starting a week earlier. The fall season generally runs from October to January. The state's turkey population is primarily made up of Rio Grande turkeys in the western and central parts of the state, while eastern wild turkeys inhabit the eastern regions. When it comes to regulations, hunters need to be aware that they must possess a valid Kansas hunting license as well as a turkey permit and game tag. Hunters are allowed to take up to two turkeys in the spring and one in the fall season, but they can only hunt bearded turkeys during spring. It's important to note that hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. The varied landscape of Kansas offers different challenges and experiences for hunters. The wooded eastern region provides cover for Eastern wild turkeys while the open prairies of central and western Kansas are ideal for spotting Rio Grande turkeys.

What are popular counties to hunt turkey in Kansas?

One of the top locations for turkey hunting in Kansas is Butler County, located in the southern part of the state. This county has a thriving population of Rio Grande turkeys, known for their distinctive call and beautiful plumage. Another hotspot is Greenwood County, where hunters can find both Rio Grande and eastern species. Here, the rolling hills and dense forests create an ideal habitat for turkeys to thrive. Moving westward, Norton County offers excellent opportunities for Merriam's turkey hunting. These birds favor the rugged terrain and abundant cover provided by the county's cedar and oak forests. For those who prefer hunting eastern turkeys, Bourbon County in Southeast Kansas is an excellent choice. The county's mix of hardwood timber and agricultural land provides an ideal habitat for these birds. Each of these counties has its own unique landscape and weather patterns that affect turkey behavior. In general, spring is the best time to hunt turkeys in Kansas as this is their breeding season when they're most active. However, fall hunts can also be successful as turkeys are often found in large groups during this time.

What are popular hunting methods and the required gear to hunt turkey in Kansas?

The most popular hunting method is the use of a shotgun or bow, which requires a high level of skill and precision. Hunters often use turkey calls to lure the birds into their range, mimicking the sounds of a hen to attract a gobbler. Decoys can also be used to draw turkeys closer.  As for gear, aside from your weapon of choice and ammunition, camouflaged clothing is essential in turkey hunting. Turkeys have excellent eyesight and can detect even the slightest movement, so blending into your surroundings is key. A comfortable seat or turkey vest with a seat is also recommended as you may be sitting for extended periods. The spring season (April-June) is considered the best time for turkey hunting in Kansas, as this is when male turkeys or "toms" are most responsive to calls. However, there's also a fall season (October-January), which offers a different experience as you can hunt both male and female turkeys during this period. Kansas offers a diverse landscape for turkey hunting - from its lush eastern forests to its western grasslands. The state's varied terrain provides ample opportunities for hunters to try different strategies and techniques. Remember that all hunters must adhere to regulations set by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - including obtaining the necessary permits and licenses before embarking on their hunt.

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