Pheasant and Quail Populations in Kansas 2013
2013 Kansas Upland Hunting Preview
With severe drought and heat in recent years, some parts of Kansas have suffered. There was a significant declines in pheasant and quail populations than others. Dismal outlooks are offset by positive forecasts if a search is performed in the right location. Some spring rains in 2013 coupled with a later wheat harvest have some favorable conditions for nesting and upland bird production.
In dry years, birds naturally seek out the water sources. Clients at 10 Gauge Outfitters will hunt in the areas of consistent water resources. Irrigation circle corners containing wheat stubble, milo stubble or CRP are prime habitat areas. “All of my places we hunt pheasants on are built for pheasants; it’s pheasant hunting habitat.” “We plant strips of CRP or milo as well.” Attracting and providing cover and food for birds can help maintain healthy populations year after year.
With the help of Tim and many others, proper habitat production areas will continue to grow the upland hunting experience in Kansas. If your are looking for the Midwest’s Ultimate Pheasant Hunting lodge, check out 10 Gauge Outfitters for your next adventure.