Kansas Turkey Hunts – Rio Grande Turkey
10 Gauge Outfitters is committed to providing our clients with Kansas turkey hunts, experiences that will last a lifetime. Complete a turkey grand slam and fill your Rio Grande turkey tag with us!
The Rio Grande wild turkey is similar to the other subspecies of wild turkeys. Rio Grande turkey’s can measure up to four feet tall and they have exceptionally long legs. Being pale in color with a copper band these turkey’s have tail feathers that are yellow, tan, or buff-tipped. As with other subspecies of turkey, toms have a beard on the chest and spurs on the lower legs, while the hens do not. Hens are similar in appearance and size to the males but have a duller appearance and weigh less. An average Rio Grande turkey hen weighs about 8-12 lbs, in comparison to a mature tom that weighs about 20 lbs.
What Rio Grande Turkey Enjoy
A Rio Grande turkey diet consists of plant life and insects. These turkeys enjoy hiding out in wooded areas near streams and rivers. Our hunters are typically setup between these local roost areas and food sources throughout our 16,000 acres of prime habitat. Expect a true thrill on your turkey hunt, hearing the birds gobbling on the roost early in the morning and then hearing the return calls get closer and closer until big strutting-gobbling tom is in your face.
- All-Inclusive 3 day Hunts
- Additional turkey is $500 (if zone allows)
- Hunters arrive after 3:00pm day before hunt
- Departure after the hunt on last day unless arranged
*If clients wish to have dinner upon arrival – Dinner is served at 7:00 pm. Communicate with our staff on your arrival to ensure you have a warm meal waiting for you if you wish.
Spring Turkey – Archery Only
Date: Mid-April – May
Spring Turkey – Regular (firearm/archery)
Date: Mid-April – May
- Rio Turkey Hunt
- Field Transportation
- Lodging & Meals
- Satellite TV – Wireless Internet
- Cleaning and packaging of your turkey
- Shotgun Shells
- Kansas State Sales Tax
- Staff Gratuities
*Non-shooting guest rate $200/per night
*To secure your hunt dates 10 Gauge requires a 50% deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and 10 Gauge requires that 90 days prior to arrival your balance is paid in full for the hunt. Prior to 90 day arrival window, hunt dates are eligible to be rescheduled in the current season – within the 90 day arrival period no rescheduling of hunt dates is allowed.
Turkey Hunting Checklist
- Archery – Shotgun
- Arrows or Ammo
- Binoculars – Range Finder
- Scent Elimination Sprays
- Clothing for Varied Weather Conditions
- House shoes – slippers. No boots or shoes in the lodge, mudroom only.
Your Kansas Turkey Hunts
Your turkey hunting morning will start off with coffee and breakfast at our Kansas hunting lodge. Shortly there after we will head to the field about an hour before light to locate gobbling tom on roost. If our roosted bird is not successful then we will start what we a 10 Gauge call trolling for workable bird. You might hunt across a mix of agriculture and river-bottom habitats. With effective calling, strategic set-ups, and working birds you should be successful.
Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks allows turkey hunting ½ hour before sunrise to sun set. In Kansas we are also allowed to feed turkeys. Our feeders are set up different locations for our Kansas whitetail hunting that clients take advantage of if needed. You are allowed 2 male turkeys in spring (second turkey is additional cost).
Guides & Staff
We have many years of experience in the hunting industry, and consider ourselves one of the premier hunting guides in the area. The staff is friendly, cordial, and always want to ensure you have a Rio Turkey hunt of a lifetime. These days, we get more entertainment and sheer enjoyment out of seeing our clients do well in the field.
Our Lodging and Accommodations
The 10 Gauge hunting lodge, located just north of Kinsley, Kansas, was originally built in an early 1900’s. Our updated lodge boasts a large 6-bedroom, 2 lofts, 6-bath lodge that can comfortably sleep up to 26 hunters and or guests. If that is not enough room for your group of pheasant hunters, we also have a 2 bed bunkhouse that allows for more guests.
Accommodations are clean, comfortable with that feeling of home. Lodging can be limited within our Kansas turkey hunts, please book early on to guarantee yourself a memorable experience.