Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Saint George, Kansas
We got some rain last night which ended up canceling my football practice which only means an extended practice tomorrow evening.
On the wild side, I had the dogs out for conditioning for a couple of hours yesterday and we located a covey of quail and a flock of turkeys. The quail and the turkeys are the second groups that we've located in as many outings.Judging from the size of the coveys I would estimate at least a second hatch but by the second or third week of November that'll probably increase as the weather has been mild. This morning however there is a twenty degree difference and I have to tell you that I am enjoying the difference. If things dry out I may make another trip into the field. Fall turkey starts Sunday and I haven't decided yet exactly where I want to set up but I do know where there are two flocks. 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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|Dove season opens on September 1, and hunters are reminded that they will need a Kansas Hunting License and Kansas HIP Permit. With more than forty-five locations state wide hunters will have plenty of opportunity to harvest a daily limit. Fort Riley has four managed locations but doves can be found anywhere near sunflowers or ponds. Doves will normally head for water out the roost and back for water just before going to roost in the evening.
Dove Season on Fort Riley.
Dove hunting is traditionally very good on Fort Riley and if the weather stays warm to hot, doves can be expected to stay around for most of the season. The best hunting and most doves harvested are usually during the first two weekends before all the pressure. When dove hunting a field it is really good if you can get enough hunters to cover all four, corners as this will keep the doves moving. Decoys such as the Mojo with moving wings are magnets. Make sure you take plenty of water, sun screen, and insect repellent. Wear light/dark clothing or camouflage and a hat. If you're using a dog carry a squirt water bottle to squirt in his mouth before sending him/her to retrieve. That will keep the dove feathers from sticking to the roof of the dog's mouth; something that dogs hate.
What you will need to hunt doves on Fort Riley
In addition to a valid Kansas Resident or non-resident hunting license, a Kansas HIP Permit, and a Fort Riley (except for the annual dove hunt) 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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