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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

Youth Hunting: Life Lessons Learned, Memories Made

  One of the most amazing things about being a mother is the chance to watch my daughter discover and learn about the world around her. The best part about it for me is that she inspires me to see the same every day, mundane things in a new light. Every day becomes an adventure, a new chance to explore and learn and grow. "

Posted on August 16, 2012 12:03PM by Elizabeth Peterson

Spring Turkey Hunting

Three turkeys   Spring turkey season is one of the most anticipated hunting seasons of the year. The landscape is turning green again and the toms (male turkeys) are strutting their ...

Posted on April 12, 2012 10:33AM by Elizabeth Peterson

The adrenaline rush of deer hunting in Kansas

My hunting partner and I had split up. I was stationed at the end of a long, snaking draw grown up with tall grass and small locust trees, he at the other. We considered ourselves bowhunters, but ...

Posted on December 29, 2011 8:54AM by Mike Miller

Kansas Hunters Enjoy Variety

I've never been much of a specialist. My dedication to pastimes has always been seasonal. When I was a boy playing sports, I loved to play football -- until it was basketball season. Then I loved basketball. I'm the same way with hunting and fishing. I love to fish until hunting seasons start. And even then, I have trouble being faithful. I love to hunt ducks until the deer rut starts. Then I love to bowhunt deer until the pheasant and quail seasons open. Deciding what to hunt in Kansas can make you dizzy.

Posted on August 31, 2011 12:31PM by Mike Miller

Spring Turkey Hunting in Kansas

Strutting-TomI’ve hunted turkeys just about every spring since 1983, and while I look forward to the spring season every year, I hunt for different reasons today. Twenty-five years ago, a perfect turkey ...

Posted on March 30, 2011 7:43PM by Mike Miller


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