Hunting for Hunting Property in Kansas
From the beautiful rolling hills in the east to the waving wide-open grasslands of the west, hunting in the Sunflower State is a big business. How big exactly? According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, hunters in Kansas support 8,000 jobs totaling $2.9 million in annual wages and nearly $60 million in tax revenue. During pheasant and quail season, which runs from November through the end of January along with deer season in December, the Kansas Department of Wildlife expects 50,000+ hunters to make their way to Kansas and inject nearly $400 million into the Kansas economy. Needless to say, hunting in Kansas is some of the best in the country, but owning a private hunting property here is the real trophy.
Why Purchase Kansas Hunting Property?
When it comes to real estate, it’s illegal to hunt on someone else’s private property without their permission. Oftentimes, landowners will affix signage to their property boundaries or paint a fence pole purple to indicate permission is necessary. Either way, written permission from the landowner along with an appropriate state-issued license/tag is required to execute the hunt. The only problem? Other hunters might have already come through and spooked all of the game. For serious outdoorsmen and women, the only answer is one of these private hunting properties:
Located just south of Highway 24, near Hoxie, Kansas, this property offers 310 beautiful acres just perfect for hunting as well as an established residence fit for full-time country living. Additionally, the property features a nicely timbered creek and mature deer trails that have been known to attract some impressive mule and whitetail deer. This property is listed for $725,000.
Bird hunters will want to snag this 160-acre property near Ellis, Kansas. With a nice mix of cropland and grassland that’s being hayed, game birds like pheasant and quail love to drop in and stay awhile. It’s a great location — just 4.5 miles southeast of Ellis, Kansas, and 8 miles west of Hays, Kansas — meaning that this property is just far enough out there without being too difficult to reach. For pricing information, contact the listing agent.
For many, the Haden Ranch near Cedar Vale is a dream. It’s 1200 acres of beautiful rolling hills and a great mix of land. The property features a heavily wooded area by the river, eight ponds, and some of the best pastureland in the state. In fact, according to the listing, parts of the property include some of the last remaining intact Tallgrass prairie in the Great Plains. This property is listed for $2,495,000.
Perfect for the Kansas City or Lawrence resident who needs a quick hunting escape, this 39-acre Jefferson County parcel is the no-frills, northeastern Kansas hunting property that offers a habitat that quail, dove, wild turkey, and deer just can’t get enough of. The asking price for this property is $200,000, meaning you and your hunting buddy could split it.
Of course, land ownership has other benefits as well. Landowners are issued special game tags from the Kansas Department of Wildlife simply for owning land, and of course, they have a great place to practice making ethical shots. For more information on hunting laws, hunting safety, or getting started in the sport, check out the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism official website.
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