Hunt Fort Riley Kansas

(and surrounding public areas)

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

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Monday, July 9, 2018
Saint George, Kansas

Well, it has been quite a while since I have added anything to this blog. Summers are like that for me in between hunting seasons and so it is that golf and fishing take priority and of course there is no end to the amount of around the house projects that must be taken care of.

Speaking of property whoa, we blew a hot water heater on the first and it is taking forever to get it adjusted and replaced. There was some water damage (which the insurance covers) but the heater is one me and to make matters even more interesting, they no longer make (thank you, federal regulators) a 15-inch heater so the opening must be enlarged to accommodate the newer 18-inch heaters. The joys of home ownership persist like an aching tooth and like the latter will not be ignored.

What really gripes me most about all of this waiting around and calling (no body can give you an exact time anymore) is that it's cutting into my personal leisure time when I should be out practicing my golf game for the Sunflower Games which I'll be playing in this weekend.

Saturday morning, I took my 10-year-old granddaughter out to play her first ever solo nine holes where she shot an impressive raw score of 54. This should be enough to qualify her for the next level in First Tee. She turns her score card in tomorrow morning, so fingers are crossed.

Kate and I did purchase a couple of kayaks since I last posted and have been enjoying the benefits of our new toys at both the State lakes and river areas. Getting in is no problem but exiting almost requires a hook and pulley. Let me see, how does that go again? Legs first then stand up ha! This procedure also includes getting your butt wet.

Post Script: I will be closing this blog and my web site down sometime in late October. It has been a successful and great run and I really appreciate all the encouragement and support I have received all these years. Prior to the closing I will post a new e-mail address for those of you who wish to keep in touch. The cell number should remain the same, so feel free to text me with any questions. Make a great day!

Alma City Fishing Lake

Kate and her biggest bass.

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


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).

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My contact numbers are:

Home: 785-494-2997

Cell: 785-477-6467

Kansas fishing information can be found by clicking the link below. 

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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. 

You can learn all you need to know by clicking on the Isportsman link below:


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