Deer Hunting Pressure

We currently have over 165,000 leased acres in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa spread across 79 counties. MAHA has a total of 1,036 deer hunting spots. The average deer spot is 160 acres m/l.  

During the 2019-2020 season we had a total of 385 deer hunters spread across 3 states for 3 seasons from September 15 to January 15.

If all 385 deer hunters hunted at the same time, that would average 429 acres per deer hunter. Not all of our land has a huntable deer population, but most of it does.

Below is a deer hunting pressure report for the past 2 seasons for gun, muzzleloader and archery with the number of counties, acreage and number of deer spots listed by each state. 

Members can hunt multiple states for multiple species, so those members will be counted numerous times.  

Spring Turkey Pressure

The same scenario for deer holds true for turkey.  We currently have over 165,000 acres in 3 states spread across 79 counties.   During the 2019-2020 season we had 1,036 turkey hunting spots.   The average turkey spot is 160 acres m/l.  

During the 2018-19 season MAHA hosted 191 total spring turkey hunters spread across 3 states for 3 seasons from early April through May 31st. If all 191 turkey hunters hunted at the same time, that would average 864 m/l acres per hunter. Not all our land has a huntable turkey population, but most of it does. Note: Members can hunt multiple states for multiple seasons, so those members will be counted numerous times.

2019       Iowa 17                                                 Kansas 104                                                          Missouri 122

2018       Iowa 17                                                 Kansas 116                                                          Missouri 153

Quail and Pheasant Hunting Pressure

The Kansas Upland Bird Opener is by far our largest upland bird attraction.  Last season opening day of the Kansas quail and pheasant season we had 51 total upland bird hunters spread across tens of thousands of acres of prime private upland bird habitat.   

On average each hunter is allocated 400 – 500 acres m/l per day for upland bird hunting.

Below are the pressure numbers for the past 2 seasons, which includes quail, pheasant, and an occasional prairie chicken hunt in 3 states from early November until January 31. Note: Members can hunt multiple states for multiple seasons, so those members will be counted numerous times.    

2019       Iowa 20                                                 Kansas 144                                                          Missouri 43

2018       Iowa 24                                                 Kansas 136                                                          Missouri 44

2019 Waterfowl Hunting Pressure

875 total surface water acres in Missouri and Kansas spread across 11 counties.

4 Missouri Managed Wetlands on 365 surface water acres with 11 blinds and 9 wade-in areas. Spots for 71 waterfowl hunters on our managed wetlands alone.

31 Missouri and Kansas irrigation and watershed lakes on 510 surface water acres. Spots for 93 waterfowl hunters.

164 total waterfowl spots in Missouri and Kansas.

22 total hunters on opening Saturday during 2019 season.

19 total hunters on Thanksgiving Friday during 2019 season.

80 total Association waterfowl hunters during the 2019-20 MAHA waterfowl season.

Below is a pressure report for the past 2 seasons which includes early teal, regular duck, late goose and the Spring Light Goose Conservation Order. Note: Members can hunt multiple states for multiple seasons, so those members will be counted numerous times.

2019       Iowa n/a                                                 Kansas 14                                                          Missouri 80

2018       Iowa n/a                                                 Kansas 9                                                          Missouri 72

Waterfowl Hunting Pressure