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Northwest Kansas is known as "The Pheasant Capital of the World" with the entire state being among the top three pheasant harvest states in the nation! About a million birds are harvested annually. Ringnecks thrive in grain fields, wheat stubble, shelterbelts, weedy areas, and the native grasses found throughout our region. The northwest region of Kansas is also popular for dove, prairie dog, rabbits, coyote, quail, waterfowl, prairie chicken, wild turkey, antelope and deer. Hays, the largest community located in the Northwest region of the state, serves as a great overnight location for hunters, with over 1000 motel rooms, more than 60 restaurants and numerous sports supply businesses. (Please contact our office for a free information packet on hunting in our area, or check out the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Hunting website for more hunting information.)

Hunting PheasantKansas Wildlife and Parks Office

1426 Hwy 183 Alt
Hays, KS 67601
785-628-8614


Kansas is consistently in the top three pheasant harvest states in the nation, where about a million birds are harvested annually. Northwest Kansas is known as the "Pheasant Capital of the World," and is a prime location for ringneck pheasants. Ringnecks thrive in grain fields, wheat stubble, shelterbelts, weedy areas, and the native grasses found throughout our region. Other popular small game in Northwest Kansas include: dove, quail, waterfowl, squirrel, rabbit and prairie chicken.

HuntingLocal landowners participate in a program with the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department to make private land available to hunters. Hundreds of thousands of acres of land are available to hunters with many prime areas located here in Ellis County. The department posts signs on the property and patrols the area. Hunters must obey the same rules and regulations that apply to public hunting areas. Parking is limited and roads and driveways must not be blocked. Hunters must respect the rights of the property owner and not leave behind trash. The W.I.H.A. land may not be entered outside the posted hunting dates. For a copy of the Walk in Hunting Atlas, contact the local KS Wildlife & Parks Department office or the KDWP website.

Please contact our office for a free information packet on hunting in our area, or check out the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Hunting website for more hunting information.

For information on Kansas Hunting Seasons explore the Kansas Sportsmen Calendar on the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website.

Hays City Sportsmans ClubHays City Sportsman's Club

5810 230th Ave - PO Box 974
785-628-1646

For more information email
Call: 785-726-3403 or 785-628-8614

The Hays City Sportsman's Club provides trap, skeet, rifle and pistol ranges to members and guests with shooting clinics. Registered events are held here throughout the year. In 2006, the club celebrated their 30th year and continues to be active with numerous events such as the Pheasant Season Pre-Season kickoff held on the first Friday in November before the opening day of Pheasant Hunting Season. Three registered shoots are held each year (May, July and September) with the Zone Shoot, usually held the first weekend of May and the Doubles Marathon held the first weekend of July. The club is open to practice every Monday that weather permits. Trophy shoots are held the 2nd Monday of each month and league shoots are held on the remaining Mondays. The club facilities have grown to be one of the nicest in the state and feature 7 trap ranges, one skeet range, a 5 stand range, a rifle range, a pistol range, two clubhouses and adequate seating for spectators and special events.