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I was browsing some websites last night and came across this forum. Good to find one full of hunters. I'm 20 and I've been hunting since I was 14. I mostly deer hunt but won't ever turn down a chance to go bird hunting. Just saying hello to everyone!

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I think you'll like it here.

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Yipee Yes Another Kansan Thumbs up
Welcome to BGH! You won't find a better group of hunters to answer ?'s and to chat with Big smile

Bring us up to speed, How have your season's gone?

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Yipee Yes Another Kansan Thumbs up
Welcome to BGH! You won't find a better group of hunters to answer ?'s and to chat with Big smile

Bring us up to speed, How have your season's gone?

First two/three season were filled with missed shots. I've never seen a deer sittin in the morning or late afternoon, I only see them when we push. Last year I bagged a trophy which scored 157 non-typ as my first ever deer taken. This year has been really slow, I've seen 1 deer total while out hunting.

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Really Nice Buck Really keeps that blood boiling, may take awhile to top that!
We've been talkin' around here about how slow the season was. I typically see alot of big bucks and did not see one this year Brick Wall,) Always next year.
Do you have private land you hunt or are you on public?

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Really Nice Buck Really keeps that blood boiling, may take awhile to top that!
We've been talkin' around here about how slow the season was. I typically see alot of big bucks and did not see one this year Brick Wall,) Always next year.
Do you have private land you hunt or are you on public?

I was introduced by my uncle to hunting and since he lives in Iowa, some of his friends from around here take me with them hunting every season. We hunt on private land, between 5-10 miles south of Atchison. We generally hunt with 4-5 guys, and this year we took 4 deer, 3 tiny bucks and 1 doe that weighed more than all the bucks. Nobody saw any bucks besides those that were killed.

Any tips on finding new land? For X-mas I got a PSE Fire Flite 33 compound bow and I'm looking for land to bowhunt on so I can scout during the summer.

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5 - 10 miles south of Atchison pretty close to where I live. I'm close to McLouth, but do most of my hunting in Jackson Co. Was a difficult year finding them around here also.
Will this be your first season with the bow coming up? Really a good way to see more of those big boys! As far as finding a place, ask all your friends if they or any of their family owns some private ground, feel out everybody you meet if they like to hunt, go for a drive out in the country and knock on some doors,maybe offer to help with a chore or two, and there is always some great public land around this area. Clinton and Perry Lake offer some good spots or check out the WIHA atlas. Good Luck Thumbs up

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5 - 10 miles south of Atchison pretty close to where I live. I'm close to McLouth, but do most of my hunting in Jackson Co. Was a difficult year finding them around here also.
Will this be your first season with the bow coming up? Really a good way to see more of those big boys! As far as finding a place, ask all your friends if they or any of their family owns some private ground, feel out everybody you meet if they like to hunt, go for a drive out in the country and knock on some doors,maybe offer to help with a chore or two, and there is always some great public land around this area. Clinton and Perry Lake offer some good spots or check out the WIHA atlas. Good Luck Thumbs up

Yea it will be my first bow season. Rifle season isn't long enough for me to get out and enjoy the outdoors. I gotta look for a treestand this summer and hopefully get some trail cams set up, any tips on what to look for?

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Trail Cams depend on how much you want to spend. I started with the cheap Stealth Cam (35 mm) and it worked really well. Only problem is you have to wait for the film. This year I started using the Moultrie 2.1 Digital and was really happy with it until had some technical difficulties with them. Sent them back and waiting for the new ones. They claim they will work much better. I really liked these because you can check your pics right there. I really hope they got problems figured out. I went with the cheap ones just because of theft issues. Didn't want to be out that much when one got swiped, and I did have one stolen Brick Wall,)
As for treestands, I use hang-ons, ladders, climbers, ground blinds, and permanent stands. Really going to depend on what your setup needs are going to be as to what type you will need getting started. Try posting under Whitetail forum also for more suggestions. Not to many guys check on us folks from Great Plains lol
If you are interested, check out the whitetail forum and go way back in pages if you would like to see some pics I've posted. Just look for the ones that have me as the poster.

By all means don't be afraid to ask ?'s around here. Many great people around here for Great Advice!!

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First year hunting here in Kansas, Used a ground blind most often on public land Saw a fair number of mediuam size bucks during the rut, one big bruiser at 200 hundred yards (Bowhunting). In his frist year hunting, my 14 y/o son took a spike with a muzzleloader during the first hour of youth season lol . I missed a hgh racked 6 pt at 17 yards, a couple practice arrows in 3 inch circle albiet 2 feet low quickly identified the loose sight. Passed on the same small spike 4-5 times, Man, That spike was always chasing the does hard. Unsually had a 6 pt trailing a hundred yards back. I spoke to a dozen landowner, zero oppourtunities, had one tell me it was OK to come back after rifle season for antlerless. But just couldn't get away. Really looking forward to next year, now that I know some of the area better. I did see one huge monster taken off public land first day of gun season.

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Welcome Aboard Hanncrew Big smile Are you a new resident to KS or was it just your first year hunting, or are you a non-res. ? Sounds like you got into some action Thumbs up What part of the state you hunting?