For whitetails south central is a good place to hunt along the Arkansas River unit 13, 15, 12, 14. I run Kansas Racks & Quacks and we have land in 15, 13, 12 you can check out our website at http://www.huntingks.com.
Will you be hunting public ground, private, or planning on using an outfitter?
I've only hunted private land in NE KS, and have had pretty good luck around here. Have also seen some Monsters. Units 10, 9, and 19.
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.