Kansas vs. Texas Prairie Dog Hunts
If you are trying to decide between prairie dog hunting in Texas vs. Kansas, let us help!
Weather: First and most importantly, Texas is HOT! As a result, Kansas provides a much more comfortable prairie dog hunting experience than Texas especially during hotter Summer months.
Travel: For those flying in from the Northeast United States, Kansas is centrally located and is closer than Texas. In addition to being closer, our hunts are a short 30 minute drive from the airport. Most prairie dog hunts in Texas require much longer drive times to and from the airport.
Geography: Kansas has far more open prairie land than Texas and Kansas does not have mesquite which makes visibility difficult at best.
Snakes: They say everything is bigger in Texas and that included rattlesnakes. Texas is also known for its large population of large rattlesnakes. Kansas on the other hand, has fewer snakes than Texas.
Prairie Dogs: Prairie dog colonies in Kansas are said to be larger than ones in Texas because temperatures are lower in during prime shooting months.
If you are looking for more ground, better shooting, fewer snakes and cooler conditions, come to Kansas for your next prairie dog shooting adventure.
ALL INCLUSIVE HUNTS
- Price is per hunter – per day
- 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.
Early May – June
Late: September (can combine with a dove hunt)
- Shooting Benches
- Shooting Tower (if available)
- Rifle Range (1000 yds)
- Gun Cleaning Station
- Lodging & Meals (1 Night – 1 Day)
- Lunch provided in field – Water & Gatorade in coolers
- Satellite TV – Wireless Internet
- 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.
Prairie Dog Hunts Checklist
The essentials for our Kansas prairie dog hunts include:
- Rifle – 22-250 or .223 recommenced
- Ammo – 200-400 rounds per person/day
- Binoculars – Range Finder
- Clothing for Varied Weather Conditions
- House shoes – slippers. No boots or shoes in the lodge, mudroom only.
The number one item is good binoculars. Range finders are very helpful if you have hard time judging distance. Comfortable and steady rest for your rifle. Light breathable clothing long sleeves and pants, sun burns are no fun. Good hats that breath well and provides good shade.