Hunt Fort Riley Kansas

(and surrounding public areas)


Recipient of the June 2013 Field and Stream Heroes of Conservation Award.



Marine Corp

Vietnam

Army

Friday, July 21, 2017

Saint George, Kansas

I had the wonderful experience this morning of waking up feeling my age. I don't know if you understand what I'm talking about but if it hasn't happen to you (or maybe it has you just didn't recognize it) let me just say it's easier to take when you're young. Because, when you're young it feels like, "Oh boy! Let me get moving I'm burning daylight When you're old (older) it feels like, "Where did THAT pain come from; if I move will I break something?"

Kate (my spouse) and I did burn a lot of daylight between here and getting out to the lake in time to wet a dry fly, crawl dad, or popper. By the time we arrive we had maybe an hour before it would be too hot for top water lures. I managed to catch a respectable Bluegill on a dry fly but Kate landed the only bass on a popper; then it was time for coffee and a chicken biscuit at the local Chick Fillet.

After a two year sabbatical I have decided that I will coach peewee league football again; since I am no longer teaching it will keep me in touch with the younger generation and hopefully let me impart something constructive into their young lives. Like it or not we are all part of a team on this planet and we're going to have to learn to work together in life if we're ever going to have a chance to pull it off. Make a great weekend!

UP COMING EVENTS

13TH ANNUAL FROG BANQUET JULY 28, 2017

ARCHERY DEER PERMITS AUGUST 19 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bldg 407

SMOKY HILLS YOUTH FEST AUGUST 26, 2017

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Until next time, be well, get into the outdoors and take a young person, soldier or both with you.

David



About my site:

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.

I am available to guide on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to schedule a fishing trip drop me an e-mail with some dates and the type of fishing you're interested in doing. Remember that my services are FREE but my priority is military, handicap, youth and novice (beginners).

You can email me at;David@huntfortriley.com

My contact numbers are:


Home: 785-494-2997

Cell: 785-477-6467

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Fort Riley Kansas is home to 29 lakes and ponds as well as being bordered by the Kansas and Republic Rivers..  These are home to a wide variety of species of fish.  Good numbers of Waleye, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Blue Gill, Sunfish, Channel Cat, Rainbow Trout and White Bass are taken every year. 

30 Years of Fishing Fort Riley.

I started fishing post in the 70s. After retiring from the army in 1988, I bought a home and have fished the  post every year since.  I own a small 12 foot John boat with trolling motor which is more than adequate for the ponds and lakes located on post. .  There is a common misconception that civilians can't fish on the fort.  There are some special requirements that have to be met but fishing on post is open to everyone and since the post joined with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism you don't need a Fort Riley Access permit to fish.  

What you will need to fish on post

In addition to a valid Kansas Resident or non-resident fishing license. post regulations have specific requirements and sign in/out procedures. 

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