Kansas Hunting Lease Land Locations
Review a Kansas hunting lease land map along with hunting lease pressure statistics for a quantitative analysis of our Kansas hunting lease quality.
Kansas Live Pictures
We carry a camera more often that a gun. Our field time is also the means by which giving recommendations of where to hunt the easiest part of the job. As running MAHA is a full time job we are out on the land year round and get to see a lot. It is by that means that the MAHA hunter will have a better idea of where to hunt than by any other research method possible short of everyone putting boots on the ground time.
Late season Kansas spring turkey hunting when the foliage is much thicker and the patterns of the birds change. This is southern Kansas that always greens up the fastest of all of our land.
With MAHA's approach to hunting lease land and hunter organization is that each hunter may spring turkey and fall deer hunt the same collection of farms.
The same tom in all three pictures. He cooperated responding to a mouth call and not another bird in sight.
While the MAHA staff does hunt and does so on the land they lease, they also recognize that MAHA is a business and not a hunting club. They earn their living from insuring hunters have a good hunt and want to renew their annual membership.
Kansas hunting lease land access through Mid-America Hunting Association brings with it advantages over private hunting lease land:
More Kansas land access of multiple hunting spots and state regions than compared to having all eggs in one basket on a small acreage hunting lease.
Collective buying power gains access to large corporate farm land.
Hunters simply hunt without need for contracts, landowner insurance coverage and enforcing contract clauses.
Kansas hunting lease comparison using two decision criteria as a basis of analysis of frequency of use and hunting discipline any other options to leasing land will be reviewed with illustrative example as a sampling and not meant as a comprehensive effort. We offer these examples up only as food for thought.
Kansas State offers private land to public lease of contractual access for hunting use during specified times of the year for specific wildlife species.
This system that turns private land into public hunting land has much advantage over other state public lands that are open to hunting. These advantage are largely limited to those that access walk-in land are overwhelmingly there to hunt and do so only during the hunting season. That one facet alone makes this a preferred option over the public lands that do seem to get a very good amount of year round human pressure from hunters and other than hunters.
The deer drive hunter benefits the most from the walk-in program.
Deer drives can easily access different road sides of the property dropping off those on stand and those on drive. As all access is unlimited, drive deer hunters can walk as many properties as they have daylight hours and transportation time to cover. With a little preseason scouting the better deer walk-in farms will be identified and with good shooting a number of fair quality racked bucks can be taken and probably a greater number wounded.
Such hunts as drive deer hunts leave each property good for one hunt per group probably at a frequency of every other day or so. This makes this land a good choice for the one weekend a year rifle deer hunter.
There are several hunting land options in this category not often considered and located widely around Kansas. We will examine one type in the form of Corps of Engineer land.
Kansas Corps Of Engineer land exists far more than what may be advertised. An example involves Kansas' extensive river systems or that land between levee to river easily accessed at bridge crossings, which is also public not private land available for general access hunting.
Any person may access these Kansas lands for hunting or scouting at any time without permission and that includes during hunting season. This land is not posted, is frequently heavily pressured near communities and runs for hundreds of linear miles including many hundreds of acres in mature woods in remote areas.
This Kansas COE land is inclusive of the large reservoir and flood control dams we have that have extensive back waters frequently dry enough for foot access.
These areas are often irregular and while near the more easily accessed roadside areas may be posted for the most part these lands appear every bit as any other land. Having an aerial as well as a topographical map to supplement the COE or state maps is a must and having such will reveal may hard to access or limited access areas well off the beaten path and that which do not get much hunting pressure.
This land access alternative to a lease is more suited to those willing to put the scouting time to find the good spots, is largely limited to deer and turkey hunters due to the relative maturity of the woody cover and simply offer far more opportunity than anyone hunter could cover.
Kansas Hunting Lease Land
Some hunters do not have an idea of how minimal some of our better Kansas deer cover may be.
This is a tall grass draw that Kansas hunting land is known for. This draw cannot be cropped, the landowner does not run cattle and this spot cannot be seen from any road, farm yard or other easy observation point. We have had this lease since the late 80's and it is a consistent producer of eyes on trophy deer and for a handful of hunters that included bucks in the truck. Not every year does this lease produce a trophy. It does produce a trophy frequently enough that we will retain the lease for as long as possible. Try our hunts as that is the only sure method to see if the deer in the gallery represent the potential we offer.
While free private land access is the most desired by many hunters, it is the least available. To be simple about it most landowners have had sufficient persons knock on their doors that saying "no" assures them of being left alone than to have a recurring visitor every year.
Those landowners that do allow free access find that once they open that door once to one hunter, others will follow and that landowner gains additional visitors interrupting his day more than is desired.
Free private land access is available and covers all hunting disciplines and is best suited for those willing to spend the time, plan on coming back and are willing to give landowner gifts.
The above sampling provides a relative view of the time and effort some alternatives to a Kansas hunting lease require. If the above appeals to the reader than that is a good criteria for not researching our hunting lease land alternative.
For those that want to hunt as often as desired during any Kansas deer, turkey, upland bird or waterfowl season and do so on private land without competition then that which we offer in Kansas should be considered.
The MAHA alternative is to gain access to private hunting land of the right habitat within the right region of the state that has a history of production.
Having said that we must also say that not all of our land that we lease throughout Kansas is in the right region for all hunting disciplines. Part of the service we provide beyond the exclusive use lease land includes recommendations right where to park the truck, step out and hunt.
The final aspect to removing the mystery from the hunt is to provide a local lodging listing within every county where we lease land. This completes the package to the point of getting that hunter where he needs to be and the ability to sustain the hunt.
The mechanism by which the hunter knows where to hunt is our online inventory of lease maps. These are the same state generated maps used by county utilities.
And, our alternative is not limited to Kansas leases with access including both Missouri hunting leases and Iowa as well.
We offer hunting, self guided hunting to each hunters' own level of satisfaction. Our product is a quality hunt meaning free of public lands type competition on private land we lease within the right region of the state that has a history of production. We do not advertise the trophy aspects of hunting. That potential exists and it is as rare for us as any other segment of the hunting world. For all that hunt outside of fences each better enjoy the tranquility of a good hunt and not bank on the trophy aspect otherwise that hunter would never be satisfied with his hunt, or probably life for that matter.
"...I had to take with my phone camera after I hung it in tree all night and batteries died in my regular camera. Hunted a total of 10 days in [location deleted] and this was best I seen within shooting distance. With all the rain and corn in the fields hunting was slow and it was time to get to [location deleted] were I took the other deer this morning. Archery hunted bears and deer in Manitoba for 9 days this year besides spring turkey and fall deer with our Assc. so wife and boss have been pertinence to this point... Really enjoy hunting club properties, keep up the good work..."
For the rest of us this member/hunter has had a consistent string of successes commensurate with the level of effort he has applied setting a standard of dedication most would like to achieve. Congratulations on yet another harvest. Thank you for sharing.
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