The first agent reporting this month is Cliff Graham of Associated Hunting Consultants, and he recommends a Kansas whitetail hunting opportunity. The outfitter offering this hunt has tied up a number of prime leases, but given the vagaries of the draw, he still has a limited number of archery, muzzleloader and rifle hunts available, along with some landowner permits in several quality units, including units 4, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Anyone who has tried to draw one of these coveted permits recently knows how difficult it is becoming to hunt this state, especially in the better whitetail units.
This outfitter has 35 hydraulic tower blinds and many ground blinds set up in strategically selected sites that offer good shooting opportunities. Last fall, on his ranch south of Wichita and other leases in the area, he had 10 hunters on one hunt tag eight bucks, and nine hunters on another hunt tag seven bucks. The best bucks grossed 163, 169, 171 and 177 points. Eight bowhunters took six bucks, and one of two muzzleloader hunters took a buck grossing 155 points.
The price is $3,050 for a four-day rifle hunt, a five-day muzzleloader hunt or a six-day archery hunt. If you need the landowner tag for any of these hunts, it will cost you an additional $350 to $550, depending on the unit and the lease. Muzzleloader hunts run September 15-25; archery hunts are from November 1-6; and rifle hunts run November 28........(continued)