Upland Inn Hunts
Upland Inn Hunts started in 2005 as a research facility to work with universities and their grad students to find ways to increase upland game bird numbers. With many parts of the US having seen dramatic decreases in their pheasant and quail populations, we wanted to make sure that we invested in the research and habitat to make sure upland game birds would continue to thrive in the Great Plains. With our 12,000 acres, including 21 CRP fields we had the unique opportunity to focus on habitat on a large scale range. By utilizing controlled burns, strip disking, inter-seeding, food plots, and many other habitat maintenance treatments, our goals are to provide everything a game bird needs to thrive (from nesting to brood rearing to over winter survival). By strategically placing our CRP fields around pivot irrigated corn, milo, wheat, and bean fields, we can provide the nesting and roosting cover directly next to a food source that a pheasant desires. We have found that having pivot irrigated agriculture fields bordering our CRP fields helps with survival even during the dryer years.
Located near Greensburg, KS, we are located about 1 hour and 45 minutes west of Wichita, KS, or 45 minutes east of Dodge City, KS. The sandy farm soils of our area provide the perfect mix of CRP, agriculture, and sand hill plum pastures that all wildlife flourish in.
Our CRP fields range from 80 acres to 320 acres in size, providing plentiful habitat. We have several pivot corners enrolled in the CRP program as well. With each field having multiple food plots, the pheasants flock into these prime habitat areas during the hunting season. We have seen up to 800 pheasants during a 4 hour hunt on our best days. We recently set a record on our road side count surveys with 307 pheasants spotted in the 1 hour prior to sunset (survey was taken on September 22nd).
With over 11 years of research data to help with our habitat decision making, we feel we can provide as good of wild pheasant hunting as anywhere you can find in the world. We also noticed that other wildlife have responded positively to our habitat program, with quail, deer, turkey, rabbits, and many non game species having more than tripled versus pre habitat improvement numbers. While we are most proud of the quality of our habitat, and the responding bird numbers, we want to make sure you have the ultimate hunting experience by providing excellent lodging and accommodations along with top notch meals to make this the hunt of your dreams. Our quality pointing and flushing dogs will add the icing to the cake for your dream hunt.
About this trip
Whitetail Deer Hunting Rates & Dates
5 day/5 night hunt
$3,000 per hunter - rifle or muzzleloader hunt
Units 16 & 17 in Tree stands and box blinds
Muzzleloader – September 12th to September 25th
What's Included in Your Whitetail Deer Hunt
Lodging in one of our 2 modern hunting lodges
The Hunt With Our Knowledgeable Guide
3 Excellent meals per day
DEER HUNTING WITH UPLAND INN HUNTS
The state of Kansas provides some of the best trophy whitetail hunting in the nation, and Upland Inn Hunts has the habitat to grow them big. With a mix of sand hill plum pastures, mature hedge rows, creek bottoms, agricultural fields, and CRP, we have all the habitat types on our 12,000 acres that trophy deer like. We our located in unit 16 (with some land in unit 17), known as one of the bigger buck areas of KS. With our numerous tree stands and box blinds positioned in the best areas, we can put you in the area with the most big buck activity. We utilize trail cameras year round to monitor our deer herd and find out when and where the biggest bucks will be.
Whitetail Deer Hunting In Kansas
We like our hunters to arrive the afternoon before their hunt so we can show you around our big deer hunt spots. We will give you suggestions on where we think the biggest bucks will be, but let you choose the stand, blind, and location that you want to be. You can move around from one location to another if you want to see some different terrain. Your hunt will start before the sun rises to fresh brewed coffee and a wonderful home cooked breakfast.
You will head to the field and into the stands before first light, and get to witness a beautiful Kansas sunrise as the plentiful deer, turkey, pheasant, quail and other wildlife become active as the sun rises. In our wide open country, you can typically see movement as far as your eyes/binoculars can reach. In our more open deer spots, we will have feeders and salt licks set up to draw deer in. With the numerous trail camera pictures we will have, you can wait for your perfect buck to come along or take the first monster that you see fit.
If you wish to stay in the field all day long, we will bring lunch out to you (or pack you a lunch in the morning). Or you can come back to the lodge for a tasty lunch and a quick rest before heading back out for the afternoon hunt. Once your hunt is finished for the day, we will keep you fed with prime ribeye’s and homemade pies to get you prepared for a good night’s rest. Relax in our heated massaging recliners as you watch one of our big screen TV’s with Dish Network.
Not Included in Price:
KS hunt license with an antlered deer permit
Kansas has a draw system for non-resident deer hunters. The application period is from April 1st to April 25th. If hunters miss this window, there may be left over tags sold on a first come/first serve basis starting at midnight on July 1st.