Overview of Kansas Deer Hunt - Southeast
With over 100 different stand locations, this Kansas deer hunt outfitter will guide you to an exciting free range hunt on over 15,000 acres of private lands in southeast Kansas. This is one of the top producing states for Kansas trophy whitetail in the country. Prime agricultural land for corn, soy beans, milo and alfalfa make up about 50-60% of the hunting properties. These prime food sources have created a fantastic population of Eastern turkeys. The remaining land is primarily hardwood travel corridors and bedding areas.
Limited hunting pressure is key at this lodges success. In fact, they are so dedicated to low pressure hunting that they do not book hunts for the entire season, only selected dates and limited number of guests. It is not uncommon for a guest to be the first to sit in a blind location even late in the season.
This Kansas whitetail hunt can accommodate muzzleloader, rifle and archery hunters.
They have a strict 130 B&C minimum for all harvested bucks. In order to enjoy this Kansas whitetail hunt, all hunters must have a hunter safety card if they are born after January 1, 1957. Cards from other states are accepted.
Muzzle loader hunts are the first hunts of the year. These are 2×1 guided hunts where your guide will take you to your stand and drop you off. You will be hunting over or near food sources primarily or trails in the woods. You could be on the ground or up in a tree.
Weather is a big factor for this hunt. If it’s cool, the deer should really be moving. If it’s hot, it could be a tough hunt with the deer only moving at first and last light. They accommodate muzzleloader, rifle and archery hunts.
Bow hunts are 2×1 semi-guided, meaning a guide will drop you off at a stand and pick you up but he will not sit with you. Bow hunters will hunt from ladder stands, lock-ons or ground blinds. The October hunt is pre-rut where the deer are more patterned so you have a better chance at taking a nice buck. The November hunts are during the rut so all bets are off but the big ones are on the run! No patterned bucks this time of year! They are fanatics about stand placement and set up!
The two week rifle season is in December which is usually the secondary rut. During this short season, the worse the weather the better the hunting. Hunts will be over food sources from tower blinds primarily. Long shots of 300-400 yards are possible. You could hunt from tripods, ladder stands, lock-ons or ground blinds as well depending on the circumstances. Hunts are 2×1 guided meaning you will have a guide sit with you on one of the two sits each day to help you glass. They do not allow any stalk hunting. Kansas allows baiting. The outfitter baits according to location and hunters desires.
Big bucks roam Kansas and this area of Kansas! Our clients have seen them and can testify to that fact. However, seeing them and harvesting them are two different things altogether. Since this is a free-range operation, there is a possibility that you could go home empty handed. We believe this outfitter is the most committed to setting up the “perfect stand” that we have ever witnessed. They will do everything in their power to give you a successful hunt!
Non-residents may apply for their deer tag online from April 1-29. Kansas is a straight lottery draw for non-resident tags beginning with the 2008 season. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks guaranteed the state legislature there would be tags for everyone. Based on this information our outfitter feels you should get a tag. If not, you may have a 100% refund or rebook for the next year. This hunt is primarily in unit 11.
Eastern Turkey Hunts: Season: Mid April through Mid May
This Outfitter offers guided hunts for Eastern turkey in Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri. They give you the opportunity to harvest two trophy birds with a shotgun or bow. For the 2011 season each hunter averaged 1.5 birds which included shotgun and bow hunters. They have a lot of birds! You can hunt mornings and afternoons. The package includes 6 hunts.
You will enjoy the new 3,000 square foot lodging facility nestled in the woods of Southeast Kansas. While the lodge is not luxurious, it is functional, comfortable and clean accommodating 8 hunters. It has 4 rooms with 2 twin beds in each room. Two rooms share a bathroom between them. The lounging area, kitchen and dining area are in the center of the lodge.
There are normally 8-10 hunters in camp each hunt.
Breakfast is continental style with pastries, cereals, oatmeal, juice and coffee. If you plan to stay out and hunt all day then you will make your own lunch from a selection of sandwich meats, crackers, fruit and home-baked cookies. The night meal is good home style cooking.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Muzzleloader and bow hunts are all 6 full days and rifle hunts are 5 full days.
They also offer an elite experience which allows you to hunt up to 30 days! This is a flat fee for between 12 – 30 days depending on whether you are a bow hunter, muzzleloader or rifles hunter.
Turkey hunts are 4 nights/3 days
Travel Details & Location
If you fly, you will fly into Kansas City, MO (MCI) and rent a car to get to the lodge which is about a 2 1/2 hour drive to Pittsburg, KS. Plan to arrive early enough the day before your hunt begins to be able to shoot your weapon before it gets dark.
Also, plan to leave the lodge around 9:00 AM after breakfast on departure day. Remember, arrival night dinner is on you, not the lodge.
Internet & Communications
Wifi and cell service is available.
You will be happy to know that any of your meat from the hunt that you do not wish to take home with you is donated to the local church and the church distributes the meat to families in need! Can you imagine what a difference this makes in the life of a family that is wondering where their next meal will come from?
2021 ELITE Archery Hunt – Hunt up to 30 days: $12,000
2021 ELITE Gun Hunt – Hunt up to 36 full days (24 days muzzleloader and 12 days of rifle per state requirements): $14,000
Youth 3 day Hunt: $4000 (Early September)
Muzzleloader: $4,000 for late September for 6 days
Bow Hunt: $3,000 for November (Pre-Rut Hunts) for 6 days
Bow Hunt: $4,750 for November (Rut Hunts) for 6 days
Rifle Hunt: $6,200 for December (Secondary Rut) for for 6 days
2021 Turkey Rates: $1,600
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Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
“Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!”