KS Antelope

tdhanses

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Anyone done this hunt, I drew the short rifle season unit 2 tag. Plan is to hunt WIHA as I know no one in that part of KS. I know there are some nice bucks but a very small overall population.

If anyone has any pointers for this hunt I’m all ears, I wouldn’t think pressure wouldn’t be too bad unless all the antelope are in the same general area. This could be a possibility. If I have time when I come home from my CO archery hunts I’m hoping to maybe get a little scouting in.
 

teamkabob

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The bio or warden in that unit will have a good idea on general location. Have fun!


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*zap*

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Farmers/ranchers in western Kansas hate antelope....e-z to get permission. Find the local grain elevator and go in and talk to them for names of landowners who would want antelope hunted. You might try the Sharon Springs area.
 
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tdhanses

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Thanks, yeah I’ve heard it isn’t hard to get on private out there. I’ll do some research on the phone gps and see if I can’t contact a few.
 
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Dos Perros

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I always see a group west of Cedar Bluff Reservoir, 30+ animals, but there's never a good buck in there. Go as far west as you can stomach. I honestly haven't seen very many out there, but never had the tag so maybe just wasn't paying attention. If you're serious about getting one killed I think showing up the the co-op with a box of donuts to chat would be a worthwhile investment. Pick up the plat maps, usually have phone numbers in them. You'll have to go during the week probably. Have your checkbook and cash. Those small county clerks usually can't run a card.
 

rfurman24

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The antelope in western KS are very sparsely populated. I would not head out there expecting to find them on WIHAs. Make some phone calls. Wardens, Chamber of Commerces, grain elevators, Farm implement dealers, anything you can think of. A land ownership map so you can call land owners when you see the animals.
 

Bhunt

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I'm going out for archery I'll let you know what I find.
 

Brad Corbin

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I hunted antelope, for many years, in SW kansas. Go to the local courthouse and get yourself a landowners map. Also there are lots of good hunting on WIHA. Hunting over water works well if it has been a dry year. I've seen blinds built at the base of windmills, out of tumbleweeds and twine. Decoys, either home made or store bought, work extremely well. If you can get between a herd buck and his harem, pop a buck decoy up and get ready. This works extremely well if there are satellite bucks that that he is chasing off. If you locate any lonely satellite bucks, pop up a doe decoy. They will usually come running, looking for love. Enjoy your hunt.
 

Fauntleroy

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Download OnX and drive the roads until you find one you like. Figure out who the landowner is with OnX and ask for permission. Rinse and repeat until you tag out.
 

bobbyghunts

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go to Kansas fish and game website they do a air count every year. they have a map showing where every heard was during survey. Sharon springs area has the highest number of goats.
 
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