December 2017 Updates Page 1

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December 12, 2017

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Another good buck from the club lands 

Got this one hunting Saturday evening hunting in those high winds we had. Another good buck from the club lands, Matt

 Good work Matt and thank you for your support over the years. Greatly appreciated!

 

December 11, 2017

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First year member Marvin with a buck of a lifetime and it was harvested with a bow. First year member Marvin with a buck of a lifetime and it was harvested with a bow.

First year member Marvin with a buck of a lifetime and it was harvested with a bow. Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing a photo with everyone.

Weather

Doe Doe

A cold front finally pushed through last week, which should improve the conditions for all types of hunting. Late season, our deer leases don’t see much pressure. We still have a good population of deer to work with, but they are definitely in their survival mode.

 

December 8, 2017

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Ten year member Ricky with a 6 year old 6 pointer taken with a bow.

Ten year member Ricky with a 6 year old 6 pointer taken with a bow. Congrats once again Ricky. Send some more Cajun spices our way.

 

Hunting trailer

From Nick

 

December 7, 2017

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A nice Missouri archery buck harvest

A nice Missouri archery buck harvested by Robert Tuesday pm. Congrats Robert. Post firearms bucks are tough to come by and you did good!

 

No Smoking Ban On MAHA Land

wildfires smoking ban

It’s very dry right now, especially in western Kansas. We have a no smoking ban in effect on MAHA leased land to all members.

 

December 6, 2017

Youth Deer

Hi Jon, I just wanted to send a couple photos from the second Missouri youth season. My son Alec had some good luck and is keeping his string of filling his tags complete. He missed an impressive buck first youth season due to a faulty scope(come to find out) and thankfully was given an opportunity during the 2nd season. Thanks for all you do.

Alec with a great deer. Alec with a great deer.

Good job Jeff. You and Jason are awesome parents!


Hidden Farms

Hidden Farm
Saline B 10

 

Hidden Farm
Saline B 36

 

December 5, 2017

Upland Bird Report

Upland Birds hunting dog

Reports are mixed from the upland bird hunters with limits of both pheasant and quail being taken, but most members are not into numbers and want to have a good time and work their dogs at an easy pace.

 

New Member Feedback

Just wanted to let you know of my recent upland hunt as this was my first hunt with M.A.H.A.

Upland Birds hunting dog with pheasant

1st Day: Flushed and killed 2 pheasants in a very small area of CRP, first thing.  Also flushed several hens out of the same small area.  This was my first wild pheasant ever taken.  Didn’t have much luck with the quail.

Upland Bird huntung

2nd Day: Focused on quail cover and things changed dramatically.  Found birds 15 minutes into the hunt and moved 3 coveys of birds in about 2 hours after checking a few different farms.  Harvested 3 birds. I could have possibly harvested more, but did not want to push them too hard.  It was kind of warm.

I only took pics the first two days. I was a little worried about my dog that third day and ended up letting the vet look at him.

3rd Day: Found 5 different coveys of birds by 12:00 and only stopped because my dog had some puncture wounds from the plum thickets and was limping.  I literally found birds 5 minutes into the hunt and did not leave birds from 8:30 to 12:00.  It was nonstop action.  I harvested 4 birds and tried to not to overwork each covey.  There was no need to.  I would aim to say that a limit could have been taken with no problem (if I could shoot better) if we kept going and hunted singles a bit, but I must say, it makes me happy just knowing they are there.

4th Day: Was not going to hunt due to the dog being pretty battered, but went out to see how he acted and he was not having it.  We moved 3 more coveys of birds.  I harvested 4 birds again.

I just want to extend my sincere appreciation for this opportunity.  This was truly a dream come true for a guy who has listened to old timers talk about the good ole days of quail hunting and who has a dog that has only seen 2 coveys of wild birds.  There is not much that compares to a wild quail in my estimation and I pray that their numbers continue to grow.

Thank you again,

Seth

 

Thank you very much Seth for the feedback. I’m sure we will be able to do business for many years to come. You are a team player.

December 4, 2017

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Member Chris with an outstanding archery buck. Member Chris with an outstanding archery buck.

Member Chris with an outstanding archery buck. Congratulations Chris, your hard work and success have been consistent over the years.

Weather

The Midwest weather this year has been the same as 2016. During the summer months we had average to above average precipitation in most of the clubs leased land regions. But from mid-October until now rainfall has shut off and the temperatures have been above average. Dry and warm weather increases the degree of difficulty for all types of hunting, but it beats frigid cold snow and ice.

 

December 1, 2017

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Bill's deer harvest off association property.


MAHA staff,

I wanted to share a photo from a recent hunt and say thank you for everything you do to provide the members with great hunting opportunities. I’m sure you all get used to being thanked but I’m not sure I can convey how much I look forward to my time hunting on association properties each year. Keep up the good work and know that it is appreciated.

Bill


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