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Old 10-31-2018, 11:45 AM   #1
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With many people on this board hunting Kansas I figured I would start a thread where everyone can share what they have been seeing.

We are heading up on the 17th and hoping to catch some of the rut. This will be my first year hunting there and to say i'm excited is an understatement. We will be on private land in Unit 15.

I've heard reports of some smaller bucks starting to show signs of rut.
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:06 PM   #2
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I'm planning on going tomorrow. A buddy just got back Sunday and said he seen 3-4 shooter bucks but no rut activity.
Still early. I'm in Unit 14 and they're calling for rain Sat-Mon/Tues.
Considering waiting til Monday to go........ might save me a cpl days of sitting in the rain, lol.

The 17th should still be ok, I'd think. Might be perfect, who knows?

And the rainy days I'm trying to avoid might be perfect too.

So...... to heck with it. I'm going tomorrow!

Good luck to ya!

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Old 10-31-2018, 04:09 PM   #3
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Did yall do draw hunt or OTC? I've been looking at hunting other states, I enjoyed my time in AZ and want the hunt Kansas and Missouri
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:15 PM   #4
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I'm headed up around the 10th, last year in unit 11 the switch flipped on the 16th. It was absolutely nuts the 16-20 last year on our farm.

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Old 10-31-2018, 05:09 PM   #5
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Did yall do draw hunt or OTC? I've been looking at hunting other states, I enjoyed my time in AZ and want the hunt Kansas and Missouri
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First time out of state for me so i don't have much info to give
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:13 PM   #6
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I'm planning on going tomorrow. A buddy just got back Sunday and said he seen 3-4 shooter bucks but no rut activity.
Still early. I'm in Unit 14 and they're calling for rain Sat-Mon/Tues.
Considering waiting til Monday to go........ might save me a cpl days of sitting in the rain, lol.

The 17th should still be ok, I'd think. Might be perfect, who knows?

And the rainy days I'm trying to avoid might be perfect too.

So...... to heck with it. I'm going tomorrow!

Good luck to ya!

D.
Unit 9 here. Rain chances now are 60% Saturday and clear Mon-Wednesday now. Headed up on Saturday, I will report as I can.

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Old 10-31-2018, 05:27 PM   #7
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I’ll be in unit 11 from 11/11-18. This was the rut last year when I got mine, buddies saw a few young bucks last weekend.
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:28 PM   #8
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I head that way in Nov. 10 returning and coming home on the 16th. All signs have been a little slow where I will be, Unit 11, but the timing there is usually the week BEFORE Thanksgiving Week is when the chasing really kicks off.

Really Excited..
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:46 PM   #9
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Hunted 4 days last week in Unit 11. No sigjns of rut activity. Did see 2 shooter bucks. I will be back up there Nov 6-16. I’ve had better luck the week of Veterans Day versus week before Thanksgiving. I’ve hit the lock down the last 2 years. Trying to catch Pre-rut this year.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:19 PM   #10
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This is what I generally see. Seems like kickoff is usually 14-16 time frame.
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I head that way in Nov. 10 returning and coming home on the 16th. All signs have been a little slow where I will be, Unit 11, but the timing there is usually the week BEFORE Thanksgiving Week is when the chasing really kicks off.

Really Excited..
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:27 PM   #11
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Heading up tomorrow for 5 days in unit 11, and then back up 3rd or 4th week of Nov. Last year last two weeks of Nov was heavy rut. Will post report as I go. Good Luck to all.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:30 PM   #12
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From now until rifle season could be good in any given spot. I prefer first 10 days in November....and the week of Thanksgiving
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:41 PM   #13
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our group is leaving this coming tues
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:32 PM   #14
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Hunting Unit 11. Hunted last week Thursday thru Sunday and it was dead. Saw a few doe but did see single year olds like maybe momma had run them off?? We also had deer blowing like never before. Up wind down wind no wind. They were blowing???
We had more buck pic in September than October so not sure what is going on. There has been high water so maybe that had something to do with it.
Will be hunting for 6 days the 13th thru the 18th.
Good luck to all and be safe.
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:30 PM   #15
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First night on stand (private land) saw nothing. worst part was I had to park 300 yards from the creek I have to cross (bean field not cut and muddy) and didn't think I would need my waders (wrong) Had to take off my boots and socks and cross, water was past my knees, most of the time it's about 4 inches. back at it in the morning different stand.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:20 PM   #16
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Did yall do draw hunt or OTC?
Kansas is all draw for NR's.
Not going this year, but in the past, the first 2 or 3 days in Nov was good, then the week right after pheasant season opened was really good, IF, the weather was good, which means COLD. Then, you would see the big boys on their feet any time during the day. This was in unit 15.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:54 AM   #17
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Headed up NEXT Friday for 9th-14th ish hunt. In the past we have killed our bucks in unit 10 the 10th-14th.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:45 AM   #18
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Headed up next Saturday the 10th. We hunt in management unit 2. I stay in very close contact with the land owners we hunt on. We wait on the moon phase, and corn to be picked or crops to be harvested. As per my conversations with land owners, do to snow and rain, the harvest will be late this year so its going to be tough to find them. They live in the corn. That being said they havnt been seeing much.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:14 AM   #19
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Headed up NEXT Friday for 9th-14th ish hunt. In the past we have killed our bucks in unit 10 the 10th-14th.
Headed to Unit 11 on the 10th and planning on being there until the 16 or 17th, unless I tag out early.. Really looking forward to it. Years past has shown this is the time to be in the woods in Unit 11, at least in the area I hunt
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:51 PM   #20
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Sitting this season out but living vicariously through you all. But here's a Kansas teaser from a few years ago to get you going. Best of luck. Be safe!

P.S. There are no deer in Kansas.

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Old 11-02-2018, 12:53 PM   #21
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Sitting this season out but living vicariously through you all. But here's a Kansas teaser from a few years ago to get you going. Best of luck. Be safe!



P.S. There are no deer in Kansas.





Holy browtine!


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Old 11-02-2018, 03:11 PM   #22
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Headed to unit 7 tomorrow reports are good and the weather this week should be favorable with the new moon, Rut activity has started a good friend arrowed one last night and found him this morning a stud buck! He said they are chasing good luck to all!
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:16 PM   #23
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Headed to unit 7 tomorrow reports are good and the weather this week should be favorable with the new moon, Rut activity has started a good friend arrowed one last night and found him this morning a stud buck! He said they are chasing good luck to all!
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:58 PM   #24
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Great buck and some welcome news...Headed up to Manhattan area tomorrow. Should be in the stand by 1500. Ill report as I can.
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:02 PM   #25
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Great buck and some welcome news...Headed up to Manhattan area tomorrow. Should be in the stand by 1500. Ill report as I can.


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Old 11-02-2018, 06:04 PM   #26
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Headed up on Wednesday. Next four days will be the slowest of the year for me
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:10 PM   #27
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Oh nice, north of Wamego to be exact. Good luck, can't wait to get in the tree.
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:22 PM   #28
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Headed up on Wednesday. Next four days will be the slowest of the year for me
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:59 PM   #29
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Nothing to much to report, (morning)small 6 getting chased by coyote, busted off fork horn came by, walking out I walked up on the fork and a small doe he was making a ground scrape. Evening saw a good 8 needs another year or two. If your hunting around creeks bring your waders and small boats, half my spots I can't get to. left my blow up boat at home and nobody has them here. The area I hunt most of the time it's 5 to 12 inches deep, my best spot is 5 or 6 feet deep, had my chest waders on and no go. This is SE area.
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:33 AM   #30
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Everyone sleeping through the rain or what


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Old 11-03-2018, 10:02 AM   #31
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Somebody flipped a light switch last night. Had five different bucks, 1 shooter, on my cell camera this morning at a spot where we have had only Does for the past month. Next week should be awesome according to weather. Unit 11
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:04 AM   #32
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Hope I am not too late.. Funny how it TURNS ON just like a switch. Seen it too many times where one day is slow and the next is completely CRAZY with all the chasing... Come on Nov 10.. So ready to be there
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:46 PM   #33
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Same for us, leaving wednesday
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:06 PM   #34
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So today I saw a lot but to far away, set up on the property line and the farm next door was loaded, cut corn field, 3 bucks together 1 shooter the outer two pretty good (need another year) so the shooter was checking out a doe for some time but then turned the other way and went in to the woods. Field held 3 bucks and 4 does and 2 fawns. the other two bucks went the other way. So I think at least in my area it's still a week or two out. Evening hunt I went to public and found a huge scrap line, wanted to hunt it but the wind was wrong, so I went to my back up spot and only saw a spike.

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Old 11-03-2018, 10:53 PM   #35
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I was in unit 9 all last week. It was dead. Seen 1 shooter my second hunt and a few does and little buck other hunts. They were all moving at night but no rut activity during the day. I came back Thursday and my buddy up there said it’s starting to pick up. Another buddy mine killed a big 9 last night. This coming week should be good.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:07 PM   #36
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Good luck, fellas. Midwest is a special place when the leaves are changing.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:57 PM   #37
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Well I was able to hunt that scrape line this morning and evening, saw nothing, can't believe it spot looks so good. Hunting in the morning and then heading home, back up in a week or two.
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:31 PM   #38
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Man Oh Man... Need an update.... Only 4.5 more work days......
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:43 PM   #39
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My buddies just got back, no luck
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:22 PM   #40
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Big front coming this week. Thursday is our first day of hunting and weather app is calling for highs in mid thirties and a chance of snow. Our cell cams are starting to show a little increased activity. Seems like end of this week could be really good
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:40 PM   #41
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That sounds PERFECT.. I should be in a stand on Sunday afternoon.. Man it cannot get here fast enough...
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:03 PM   #42
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sweet

I plan on being in a stand Friday afternoon north of Leavenworth.
STOKED!!
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:59 PM   #43
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In stand now and was in stand yesterday as well in unit 9. Yesterday was in walk in land had a small 8 pt in my path to the stand then later that morning had a 4 pt chasing a doe. Went to private ground and bumped two deer while hanging a new set up*. Didnít hunt this morning due to the rains but back in the stand on private land unit 9 Shawnee county and sun is shining


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Old 11-05-2018, 03:40 PM   #44
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Heading up that way next week for some pheasant hunting!!


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Old 11-05-2018, 03:41 PM   #45
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Been overcast most of the day, canít killem at home


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Old 11-05-2018, 03:44 PM   #46
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Tuned in!

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Old 11-05-2018, 03:46 PM   #47
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Get'em.. That is a GREAT looking set. Good Luck
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:46 PM   #48
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:47 PM   #49
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:05 PM   #50
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