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Mid-America Hunting Association
Self guided Kansas quail hunting on private land. Season long hunting availability. We provide the land, the hunter makes his own quail hunt.
Most will agree a picture of a good hunting dog is better than a limit. This is Kelley, a field trial prospect reject. She turned into one very good hunting dog.
Mid-America Hunting Association has existed since 1965 providing private Kansas hunting land wild quail from its first day of existence.
The Association hunters are entirely composed of average upland bird hunters who seek land access beyond that of public or knock-on-door.
This is a self guided hunting organization. No guides or outfitters to say where, when or how to hunt. It is for those that enjoy hunting their own dogs.
Hunting is by telephone and/or our online reservation & map website. Reservations can be made the earliest up to 30 days in advance or the day of.
Once the reservations are made the hunter simply drives to the reserved Kansas land and hunts. The hunter is then responsible for the rest of his hunt.
Lodging is by local motel with a listing available on the members map and reservations website. Hunters are responsible to make their own lodging reservations.
All must have a willingness to walk as all hunting is on true wild quail over much grain field edge cover.
More Kansas hunting land will be available to hunt each day than there will be daylight hours available. Each may be hunting a different spot each time stepping from the truck each day, every day of the trip without crossing his tracks or mixing dogs with another.
Protective cover will be edge ranging from grass, to brush to mature trees. All will be along waterways, fence lines and wood patches adjoining grain fields.
The advantage you get with this hunting Association is we are on MAHA’s Kansas private lease land year round observing nesting, food, cover and weather effects that creates a calibrated eye of what type of hunting land to lease in the future.
Kansas hunting also offers the most quail habitat variety. That habitat is over grain field edged with tree lines, fence rows, grassed waterways, brush and fallow ground. Next are the brush filled draws and through grain field waterways. The final cover that is unique to Kansas, will offer a chance at pheasants is the native or tall grass.
The best aspect often told to us by new to the Association hunters is the ability to go hunting without mixing dogs up with other hunters. Or, falling in on the heels of others. This leaves the day to those that enjoy the company of their dogs above all else. Many who hunt several years in the Association soon begin hunting alone with their dog.
All may be hunting on their schedule, on game productive habitat at anytime during the Kansas season.
The difference remains that Kansas includes pheasant.
Kansas also offers one more option to the do it yourself upland bird hunter. That is the Prairie Chicken. This added adventure of covering new ground after a different bird adds that extra bit of motivation we all need when the walks seem to get longer.
For the Bobwhite Quail purist he will find that as well. The Kansas watershed grain farming region is where the coveys will be found. It is out from the tall grasslands and cattle range. It is in this country where the pheasant is as rare as the Prairie Chicken. This is where coveys have the transitional edge cover with warm weather bug and cold weather waste grain food sources that keep them anchored.
Our Kansas winter weather allows good hunting through January.
The Kansas private land hunting we have derives from the combination of protective cover and winter over food source.
The following pictures do as best we can to show where to hunt.
Kansas wild quail hunts as demonstrated by dogs on point.
Belle and Jerry
A singles point well after covey flush.
Another field a different day. What cannot be seen behind the camera man is the grain field on the other side of the wooded drainage.
A third hunt. What these three show is fallow lease land.
The why behind the trust the previous point pictures are worth the time to study. Jerry, his one dog and a partial day’s results.
Jerry is one of the Association quail only hunters that has the ability to have had and does continue to have many a good dog.
He is above average in the number of years he has been hunting in his Association. He is below average as he runs one dog at a time. Most Association hunters hunt a brace.