Overview of Kansas Trophy Whitetail Bow Hunt
FREE RANGE! With well over 100 different stand locations, this Kansas trophy whitetail bow hunt outfitter will guide you to an exciting free range hunt on over 20,000 private acres in central Kansas. Kansas is one of the top producing states for trophy whitetail in the country. The state’s #2 non-typical archery buck (257 B&C) was taken with this outfitter. Prime agricultural land for corn, milo, soy beans and alfalfa makes up about 80-90 % of the hunting property. The remaining land is thin, hardwood travel corridors. A very small area is in the sand hills. There is a strict 130 B&C minimum for all harvested bucks. There is a fine for shooting smaller bucks.
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 is a fantastic opportunity for a trophy Kansas whitetail hunt!
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! There are 12 hunters per week.
The two week rifle season in December is usually during the secondary rut. The worse the weather the better the hunt seems to be is the rule. Most of the hunting is over large agricultural fields from tower stands with the possibility of 300-400 yard shots. Gun hunters will have a guide sit with them in a blind for one of the two hunts of the day. It is possible to hunt from ladder stands, lock-ons or ground blinds as well. They do not allow any stalk hunting. There are 10 hunters per week.
Big bucks roam this part of Kansas! Our clients have seen them and taken them but this is still a fair chase hunt so there is no guarantee. Antlers & Anglers Worldwide believes this outfitter is the most committed to setting up the “perfect stand” that we have witnessed. They will do everything in their power to give you a successful hunt. After all, it’s in their best interest for you to shoot a monster!
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.
All hunters must have a hunter safety card if they are born after January 1, 1957. Cards from all states are valid.
Hunting units are primarily 4, 5, and 6.
Rio Grande Turkey:
Great numbers of birds! 100% guaranteed opportunity. If you don’t have an opportunity this outfitter will let you return free the next year! The flocks of birds can be 100-150 or more.
The hunt is 2×1 semi-guided where the guide sits with you half the day. If you are seasoned hunter and you would prefer to call and go chase them yourself, you are welcome to do so. If you are a beginner, they will try to have a guide with you all the time or put you in a pop-up bow blind on a bait pile. They will do everything possible to accommodate your skill level.
Turkey Season: Second week in April until the end of May
Central Kansas deer hunters stay on a camp ground facility with heated bunk houses, separate bathrooms and a convention hall. The bath house has 4 showers, sinks and toilets. The convention hall has a fireplace and serves as the dining area. The bunk houses are very basic but clean and comfortable. This is a rented camp only 2 miles south of Lyons, KS and only two miles from the closest hunting areas. This camp will accommodate 12 hunters and is located 20 minutes northwest of Hutchinson, KS.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Turkey hunts are 4 nights/3 days
Muzzleloader 6 days
Bow 6 days
Rifle 5 days
Elite hunts are available where you can hunt a longer period of time on various dates for a premium price. These packages are 12 – 30 days in length. So you could theoretically hunt 3-4 different times during the season.
Travel Details & Location
If you are flying, you will fly into Wichita, KS and rent a car to drive to the camp just south of Lyons, KS. Drive time is about 1 1⁄2 hours. Plan to arrive the day before your hunt begins early enough to be able to shoot your weapon before it gets dark. 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
Cell phones work but there is no wifi.
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?
2022 & 2023 RATES: Prices subject to change until booked
Youth Hunt: $4,000 3 Days
Muzzleloader: $4,500 6 Days
Bow Pre-Rut: $3,500 6 Days
Bow: $4,500 6 days
Bow Rut: $5,200 6 Days
Rifle: $6,200 5 Days
ELITE Gun: $13,500 Up to 26 Days: 12 Rifle/ 14 Muzzle
ELITE Bow: $11,000 Up to 30 Days
Hunt Type: 2022 Dates: 2023 Dates:
Youth 3 Day Sept 3-5 Sept 2-4
6 day Muzzleloader Sept 12-17 Sept 11-16
6 day Muzzleloader Sept 20-25 Sept 19-24
6 day Bow Pre-Rut Oct 15-20 Oct 14-19
6 day Bow hunt Nov 1-6 Oct 30-Nov 4
6 day Bow Rut hunt Nov 8-13 Nov 7-12
6 day Bow Rut hunt Nov 15-20 Nov 14-19
5 day Rifle hunt Nov 30-Dec 4 Nov 29-Dec 3
5 day Rifle hunt Dec 7-11 Dec 6-10
Elite Muzzleloader Sept 11-24
Elite Rifle Nov 29-Dec 10
Elite Bow Oct 14-Nov 19
2022 Turkey Rates: $1,750 – 1 Bird Limit
Call for more details – Prices subject to change until booked
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!”