Category: Hunting


Hays City Sportsman’s Club

The Hays City Sportsman’s Club provides trap, skeet, rifle and pistol ranges to members and guests with shooting clinics and registered events are held throughout the year. In 2006 the club celebrated their 30th year and continues to be active with numerous events such as the Pheasant Season Pre-Season kickoff held on the first Friday in November before the opening day of Pheasant Hunting Season. Three registered shoots are held each year (May, July and September) with the Zone shoot usually held the first weekend of May and the Doubles Marathon held the first weekend of July. The club is open to practice every Monday that weather permits. Trophy shoots are held the 2nd Monday of each month and league shoots are held on the remaining Mondays. The club facilities have grown to be one of the nicest in the state and feature 7 trap ranges, one skeet range, a 5 stand range, a rifle range, a pistol range, two clubhouses and the adequate seating for spectators and special events. For more information email: lrc509r@hotmail.comrnCall: 785-432-2975 or 785-628-8614.rn



The Graham County EDC wishes to welcome you as do the businesses that provide you with comfortable lodging, hot breakfasts on cool mornings,lunches to energize you for the afternoon hunt, a comfortable chair at dinnertime with cold drinks to help sooth and relax at the end of the days hunt. rnPlease give us a call if you have questions or if there is anything we can help you with.

This years bird forecast is not a flag waver. For the most part the weather has affected pheasant populations virtually everywhere in the greater central portion of the United States.


So lets look at the positive side of this season for those who enjoy the hunt as well as taking game. Bird populations are down but the pheasant have not disappeared from the face of the earth.

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has said that from the information that has been collected and given to them that the best hunting this year will likely be area pockets of northwest and north central Kansas.

Taking a little more time to ask locals what they have heard and seen in regards to the pheasants along with a little extra scouting and boot leather use can only help up your chances of seeing birds.

If this is a once a year outing for you or your group you might seriously think of getting the help of the professionals that offer you their services in the area of pheasant hunting. It is part of their livelihood and they typically know the area and where the birds are. And there are those that have private ground for you to hunt where it\’s almost a guarantee of seeing birds. Even if it\’s for just one day out of your trip it can help provide some extra memories for you to take home.

Do make sure you are on land that is ok for you to be hunting, that you abide by the laws and rules of the state and to hunt in a safe manner.

Below is a link to the Kansas Fall Walk In Hunting Atlas.

I would say good luck but you dont really need good luck or a full limit of birds to have a good time while being out amongst it all. —– True.


There are more than 108,000 acres of public hunting land in the Manhattan area. All are free and open to licensed hunters during regular game seasons. These areas may be crowded early in seasons, but plenty of game remains for uncrowded late season hunting.rn

McPherson Valley Wetlands

The wetlands are managed primarily for waterfowl and other hunting during the season and wildlife viewing the rest of the year. Public hunting is allowed on most of this almost 4,000 acre area. Sportsmen should check with the wildlife manager for possible changes in areas open to hunting.

This series of wetlands occurs in three main sections northwest of Hutchinson: the Big Basin, two miles west of the city of McPherson, the Little Basin adjoining the north shore of the Big Basin, and the Chain of Lakes, which run from one mile south of the Big Basin south of the McPherson County line. These three areas are spread over approximately 126 square miles. At more than 100 acres, Inman Lake is the largest natural lake in Kansas.