It was a long drive even though we broke it up into two sections and by the time we arrived (4:30 p.m.) yesterday, I was totally exhausted. After checking in to our motel (the Quality Inn) we headed over to my Mom's house where my brother and sister-in-law (Sue) had burgers and dogs waiting for us. Then, after a short visit it was time to come back to the motel for a quick shower and some rest. It will be five days before we'll have to repeat that long drive back to Kansas.
Our anniversary celebration will have to wait until our return, but I did remind my wife of her long suffering and my appreciation for her steadfastness. Some how the lyrics of an old Tracy Bryd song, "I tip my hat to the Maker of the stars.", kept going through my head, even if "our song" is "So Happy Together" by the turtles.
A reminder that I still have two kids on a waiting list for mentors and it would make my week if I were able to call them and tell them to be at the orientation on the 6th. Make it 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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|Fort Riley Kansas is home to 101,000 acres of the some of the best
spring turkey hunting in the United States. The post boast both Easterns and Rio Grande, as well as a hybrid and it is not uncommon for birds to weight in excess of twenty pounds.
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 you will need a Unit 3 spring turkey tag. There are exceptions hunters age younger than 16 or older than 64 and all ranks E4 and below are not required to have an Fort Riley Access Permit.
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