Pheasant update

Only a few days before the biggest day on the Kansas hunting calendar – the opening of pheasant season.

Reports continue to be pretty good to excellent over most of Kansas. Unlike the past two seasons the harvest of fall crops is ahead of schedule so the birds won’t have nearly as many fields of uncut milo where they can seek sanctuary from hunters.

If there is a negative it’s the on-going dry weather. A few landowners and deer hunters say they’re seeing less birds in dry areas and more around ponds and other places where the birds can more readily get water.

It’ll be super-tough for dogs to smell birds if we don’t get some rain and the temperatures drop a bit.

Hopefully the cold front and rain in the forecast will hold on and give us plenty of both.