I don't hunt that area, but my fiances brother-in-law lives about 30miles south of Manhattan, and he has some nice mounts (couple typical 15 pointers), which direction from Manhattan will you be hunting? Good luck! Should be some nice deer in the area...
It is about 10 miles east of there, this land hasnt been hunted in 5 to 10 years, so Im really hoping there will be some nice bucks. It borders right up to the river, will roughly 500 acres of hardwoods, pasture and rolling hills. There is no agriculture on the land, which concerns me, but hopefully they are still using it for bedding areas & travel routes.
I'm from that area, I've hunted around there a lot. There isn't the high density of deer like in other areas, but I truley think the next world record will come from that area. There are some brutes in the Flint Hills, that is for sure.
One of the most important pieces of equipment that you will take hunting is a good quality pair of optics and they take some care to give you the performance that you want. So here are a few tips.
Use some alcohol and cheese cloth to clean the lenses. I will usually pick up an extra cleaning kit from my optician when I have my eyes examined.
Don't touch the lens with your fingers. If there is a stick or a bug on them blow it off.
Use the lens covers. They are there...