Bad news for all hunters this fall, most of Fort Riley will be closed due to maneuvers. Between October 27 through November 21 and again November 26 through December the 18th the only maneuver areas that will be open (if any) will be C, F, and I to walk-in traffic only. Additionally, these dates are subject to extension. The bottom line is that I would NOT spend time nor money to travel long distances to get here. Based on the extreme drought conditions we've been experiencing I doubt if the quail hunting would be worth the trip regardless of any sizable bird numbers. Folks who came out here last season during similar conditions can tell you that without moisture it was damn near impossible for even the best dogs to scent or find birds.
On a brighter note, while I was showing two young hunters lucky enough to have drawn elk tags this year around the post I took note of an awful lot of doves. With this heat all you should have to do is find the nearest watering hole, and if this heat persist Kansas may actually have a dove season that last more than one weekend.
Our next Hunter's Education class will be August 24-25 in Junction City at the Godfrey Shooting Range. Call their number at (785)238-0094 for registration information and I would hurry because dove season is September 1 and it will fill up fast.
Make a great day!
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 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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