Monday, November 20, 2017
Fort Riley, Kansas
Yesterday was an exercise in frustration. We hunted hard and for the better part of the day and the conditions were so dry the dogs never picked up a scent. I watched the only covey we found go down in some prairie grass and the dogs were unable to locate a single bird. Around noon I ran into a couple of hunters from Kentucky and received the same report from them as to what they were experiencing. Hot, dusty and dog tired we final gave it up around 2 p.m. Today we're going to get out there at day light while there is still some moisture on the grass and the birds are possibly still on their roost. I'm not sure it will make a difference but we'll see. Make a great day!
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Until next time, be well, get into the outdoors and take a young person, soldier or both with you.
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THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR MY SERVICES. Hunt Fort Riley is a NON PROFIT WEB SITE I do not ask for or expect donations. I provide this site for the sole purpose of getting people out of the barracks and into the outdoors, introducing soldiers, youth and the handicap to the sport of hunting and fishing while providing healing to wounded warriors, and help those who desire to discover the many resources available on Fort Riley while doing so in a safe and legal way with the emphasis on safety.
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|Fort Riley Kansas is home to 101,000 acres of the some of the best
quail hunting in the state of Kansas. It is also home to a wide variety
of game birds. Good numbers of doves, quail, turkey, prairie chicken and
pheasants are taken every year.
30 Years of Hunting Fort Riley
I started hunting post in the 70s. After retiring from the army in 1988, I bought a home and have hunted the post every year since. I have hunted every inch of the post and if there is a covey of quail or flock of turkeys I don't know of, then they simply don't exist. There is a common misconception that civilians can't hunt on the fort. There are some special requirements that have to be met but hunting on post is open to everyone.
What you will need to hunt on Fort Riley
In addition to a valid Kansas Resident or non-resident hunting license, and a Fort Riley Access Permit. There are exceptions hunters age younger than 16 or older than 64 and all ranks E4 and below are not required to have an Access Permit.
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