I get out there every year (Hays area) and we used do very well on the WIHA lands, we have very little private acess. We've never actually been there on opening day and wanted to try it this year.
Saturday morning was absolutely crazy, I've never seen so many pickup trucks, dogs, and blaze orange in my life. We did not see a piece of walk-in land that did not have vehicles parked there.
The hunting was great, but the "getting" was horrible. 7 birds for 8 shooters over 3 days of hunting, don't know what happened. I didn't see near the number of birds I usually do. On the plus side my 2 year old GSP tracked her first crippled birds and is coming along nicely.
I know the whole experience is more important than shooting a large number of birds, but with so much money and time poured into the effort it was a tad frustrating. We don't have access to private land, so I'm thinking I need to take my efforts to a different part of the state.
I haven't yet lost faith in hunting the WIHA land in Kansas, just wondering if anybody else was able to get some shooting in on WIHA property in other parts of the state.