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What Makes Kansas a Yearly Stop for Wingshooting USA’s Scott Linden?

Wingshooting USA's Scott Linden standing in a field with his dog. The beginning of each November brings pheasant hunters from all over the country to Kansas. Although our state is popular for many types of game, our upland bird hunting holds a special place and is a long-held tradition for many hunters. Scott Linden, host of Wingshooting USA, and frequent Kansas hunter, shares with us his thoughts about hunting pheasant in Kansas. 1. What do you enjoy most about hunting in Kansas? The people, the weather, the variety of habitats. I feel “at home” when I visit Kansas, welcomed by almost everyone I meet. Kansas is far enough south that the weather during bird season is usually quite pleasant … not cold, not too hot for the dogs. And despite the cliché, Kansas is not flat as a pancake – I love the rolling hills, river bottoms and woods that make for a unique hunting experience.

Posted on November 3, 2014 8:51AM

Waterfowl Wonderland

 

 As the sun rises over the water, the silhouettes of the decoys begin to take shape, contrasted with the muted pinks and blues in the sky. Huddled in a brush-covered blind, we impatiently wait for the first birds of the morning, hearing their calls long before we can see them. The birds have been flying consistently, and with greater numbers each day. Even though the temperature is close to freezing this morning, enthusiasm is still running rampant. 

Posted on January 8, 2013 9:23AM by Elizabeth Peterson

Coyote Hunting in Kansas

 One of the best things about being a hunter and living in Kansas is I’m never far away from quality hunting and fishing opportunities, even in the dead of winter. Most people assume once ...

Posted on January 12, 2012 4:40PM by Elizabeth Peterson

Fall Turkey Hunting in Kansas

I once saw a wild turkey pacing back and forth along a hog-wire fence, looking for a way through the 4-foot-tall barrier. In the time it took for me to drive by, the bird never figured out that with two flaps of its great wings, it could have easily sailed over the fence. You would think that such a bird would be easy prey for a hunter. And you would be wrong. Kansas' fall turkey hunting season is long, and turkeys are abundant across the state. However, because we have so many other great hunting opportunities - deer, waterfow, pheasants, and quail - fall turkey hunting is often overlooked. We have a strong spring turkey hunting tradition, but our fall tradition is underutilized.

Posted on October 27, 2011 8:50AM by Mike Miller


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