Monday, October 23, 2017
Saint George, Kansas
Saturday morning I was up before dawn and sitting in a beautiful spot trying to get some turkeys I had busted the evening before to come back together but a little thing called wind was blowing so hard you could barely hear your self think much less a call and I ended up having to quit early as I had a hunter's ed class to get to by eight. The class went without a hitch and I can think of very few occasions where you can show up to teach decked out in camouflage and no one notices or cares. The huge front of thunderstorms that were supposed to hit, missed us for the most part but that wind sure didn't and in Kansas it is the wind that rules.
Sunday morning found me back in the same spot before dawn except this time minus the wind. I could clearly see the stars shining through the tops of the trees with Orion's prominence; surrounded by the wails of distant coyotes and the nearer hoots of a family of Barn Owls. Normally this time of pre-dawn activity (in the spring) would have brought a gobble or two from a big long beard but none was heard (although they do gobble in the fall) anywhere near me. I hunted until mid morning without success but then as so often has been quoted to me, "That's why it's called hunting and not shooting."
This morning I will suit up (but not early) and take the dogs out for a conditioning run and since I am not deliberately trying to shoot one, who knows they will probably bust up a flock and I'll get lucky. Isn't that always the way? Our next hunter's ed class December 1 and 2 in Junction City; you can register by calling (785) 238-0094. Make a great day!
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Until next time, be well, get into the outdoors and take a young person, soldier or both with you.
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|Fort Riley Kansas is home to 101,000 acres of the some of the best
quail hunting in the state of Kansas. It is also home to a wide variety
of game birds. Good numbers of doves, quail, turkey, prairie chicken and
pheasants are taken every year.
30 Years of Hunting Fort Riley
I started hunting post in the 70s. After retiring from the army in 1988, I bought a home and have hunted the post every year since. I have hunted every inch of the post and if there is a covey of quail or flock of turkeys I don't know of, then they simply don't exist. There is a common misconception that civilians can't hunt on the fort. There are some special requirements that have to be met but hunting on post is open to everyone.
What you will need to hunt on Fort Riley
In addition to a valid Kansas Resident or non-resident hunting license, a Kansas Turkey Permit, and a Fort Riley Access Permit. There are exceptions hunters age younger than 16 or older than 64 and all ranks E4 and below are not required to have an Access Permit.
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