Seventeen degrees outside with a wind chill that makes it feel like eight and more snow coming tonight. As for me, I am still recovering and still on medication with yet another follow-up next Monday. Overall though I really am not feeling that bad and if I had some decent weather, I would be out chasing the trout.
The youth turkey hunt is coming along but I have only six volunteers and two of those slots have been filled. That leaves only four slots unless I can get more mentors.
I am spending most of the day either working on turkey or fly-fishing equipment and in between napping watching the appropriate hunting or fishing videos. Of course, I still have the morning chores that must be taken care of such as shooing the chickens out of their coop and getting the garbage out to the curb. My books and the videos take me away to a warmer place and my memories take me back to a nicer time; a younger existence with the youthful energy that accompanied it.
Black-top two lanes and hot asphalt on bare feet give way eventually to eight lane super highways and a more frigid and unfeeling society bent on their own selfish greed. Such is the reality of our times but occasionally there is that moment when an opportunity presents itself where one can step back into a glimpse of yesterday, that first turkey, or deer and the excitement in the eyes of that young woodsman. A smile always crosses my face and for one brief Nano-second I am once again that seventeen-year-old kid, hidden in the shadows of a Spanish moss-covered bay tree, with grandfather's old double-barrel Damascus, rabbit eared sighted on that first kill.
Make a great day!
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 or hunting trip drop me an e-mail with some dates and the type of fishing or hunting you're interested in doing.
Remember that my services are FREE but my priority is military, handicap, youth and novice (beginners) which means, that it is possible we might have one extra hunter with our group.
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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 say this not to brag but simply to state a fact of years of hnting every inch of the fort that if there is a dove field, covey of quail, or flock of turkeys I don't know about, I don't think they 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 post
In addition to a valid Kansas Resident or non-resident hunting 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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