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Pheasant Hunting in Kansas vs Colorado

Colorado provides a very welcoming pheasant hunting presence. Kansas is typically known for better upland bird game experience, due to more abundant bird population, and diverse hunting opportunities. Colorado biodiversity encompasses good species of huntable birds, but it has a different presence of upland birds than Kansas. At 10 Gauge, we have capitalized on our amazing Central Kansas habitat. We take great pride in maintaining such sustainable wildlife, and environmental habitats. Central Kansas, in particular, is known to have some of the best hunting throughout the whole state. We treat all our guests like family and want everyone to have the best hunt possible.

Find a Pheasant Hunting Lodge in Kansas vs Colorado

Kansas’s application process for obtaining a non-residents hunters license is easier than some other states. The licensing process is very accessible and affordable for out of state or in state as the fees are manageable no matter what avenue you’re coming from. Kansas also has a stronger population of upland birds than Colorado.
At 10 Gauge Outfitters, we take pride in our commitment to excellent service and accommodation. We want to ensure that your hunting experience is nothing short of amazing. With a wide range of different hunts to choose from and our local hunters always ready to assist you, we are dedicated to making your stay with us memorable.

Guided Hunts at 10 Gauge Outfitters

If you are looking for some of the best-guided hunting in Colorado, you may be surprised to find a better option a few states south. Discover Kansas and 10 Gauge Outfitters. Whether you are a father-son duo or a large corporate group, we have the best guides to help you with your hunt. We strive to max out everyone’s daily bag limit, and when you are done, you can kick back and relax by the campfire.



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Here are some of the hunts that we offer at 10 Gauge Outfitters 

    • Prairie Dog 
    • White Tail Deer
    • Rio Grande Turkey 
    • Dove (Paired with Prarie Dog) 
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Here Are Some Of The Hunts That We Offer


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Nov. – Jan.

Kansas Pheasant Hunting Lodge - Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog

April – June & Sept.

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Nov. – Jan.

Kansas Pheasant Hunting Lodge - Dove 1


April – July & Sept.

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April. – May.

Kansas Pheasant Hunting Lodge - Whitetail


Spet. – Dec.

Other Hunts We Offer 

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Prairie Dog Hunting

10 Gauge Outfitters Lodge is ideally located in prime prairie dog hunting grounds. Central and western Kansas are known for their abundance of prairie dogs, and our grounds are packed with them. We have access to over 25 different prairie dog towns, allowing you an action-packed day. Early May through the end of June are the best times to hunt, making it a perfect summer family activity. September prairie dog hunts are available – limited availability.

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Rio Grande Turkey Hunts

Complete your turkey grand slam with us on your next hunt at 10 Gauge Outfitters. The eastern and central parts of Kansas have the best hunting in the state. Our 16,000 acres of prime habitat are the perfect place to experience the thrill of hearing those early morning gobbles. Combo hunts are available, and you can pick up your tags over the counter.

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Quail Hunting

10 Gauge Outfitters is Kansas’s premier quail hunting lodge. Kansas is ranked among the top three states for the best quail hunting grounds. We have some of the best landscapes for quail, with over 5,000 acres of natural Kansas environment, ranging from plum brush to watering holes and native pastures. Through upland bird habitat management, we have natural ground with strong quail populations.

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Dove Hunting

We now offer dove hunts in conjunction with prairie dog hunts. Our two prime honey holes provide the perfect environment, and with a strong population of doves on our ground, you can expect a fun and fast hunt. The dove hunting season is September 1st until the first frost.

Why Pheasant Hunting Clients Choose 10 Gauge Outfitters?

At 10 Gauge Outfitters, we strive to give everyone the best hunt possible. We set the bar for professionalism and commitment to luxury while treating you like family. 

We aim to give you the best hunt and adventure of a lifetime. We, along with our clients, believe we have something special here. Some things that make us stand out from the competition are our hunting grounds, home-cooked meals, and world-class amenities—all at great value, too! 


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Came out on a prairie dog hunt with a crew of 6. Food was amazing, host were awesome, and hunting was top notch. Had a great time and look forward to the next trip.
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FAQs About Colorado Hunting Compared to Kansas 

What species are better to hunt in Kansas Than in Colorado?

Kansas offers a stronger population of upland birds to hunt. A lot of what you’ll see is the Northern Bobwhite, and the Greater Prairie-chicken out in the plains. The state also sees less hunting pressure than Colorado, which helps maintain healthier bird populations throughout the season. 

Is it cheaper to hunt in Kansas than in Colorado?

Kansas tends to be cheaper than Colorado for all types of hunting. From ammunition tax, licenses, and permits. The lower hunting pressure in Kansas also means you get more value for the money, and better success compared to the higher competition cost in Colorado.

Is the pheasant season the same in Kansas as in Colorado?

Both states have very reciprocal seasonal dates being November 9th until the 31st of January. In contrast, Colorado does not have a significant pheasant population which makes Kansas well-established and higher shooting experience during the season. This provides a prime destination for pheasant seekers.

Kansas hunting licensing

Kansas is known to be one of the best states to inquire about licenses and permits quickly. If you’re out of state or in state, the application process is very swift. Plus, with an economical price tag!

How do you get the 10 gauge outfitters from Colorado?

Driving from Dodge city airport is a 40 min drive not 20. It’s 38 miles total.

Direction from Colorado seems the right base if you’re coming from that area (the most common way) stated in the paragraph.