Kansas Turkey Hunting
Wild turkeys are abundant on the Hashknife year round, and extremely large numbers of them winter here on the ranch because of ample food supplies. Large flocks gather near our South End and North End headquarters in the winter months. It's not uncommon to see flocks numbering hundreds of birds then.
We allow shotgun hunting in some spots and bow hunting only in other areas. The opportunities to bag a bird are equally good. As the winter flocks break up in the spring, they travel great distances and spread themselves throughout the pastures all across the ranch.
Turkey season runs from about the second Wednesday in April to the end of May. We have several hunt packages, but the regular package includes four nights' private lodging in one of our cabins, three days' semi-guided hunting, and a generous dinner at the lodge on each of the three hunting days. Hunters may choose to purchase a basic package that doesn't include meal service or a premium package that includes one-on-one guide service. Please call or email for rates or to request an application. We take a limited number of hunters each year, so call early.
For Kansas turkey hunting regulations, check with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web site.