An Outdoors Experience in the Kansas Flint Hills

Turkey Hunting

We have both Eastern and Rio turkeys. The turkeys are very plentiful with many mature toms.

Ideal Habitat:

The Pilgrim Ranch, because of its unique settings, offers a wide variety for wildlife habitat. The ranch straddles the South Fork of the Cottonwood River. The ranch’s 2,960 acres (2,640 acres home site and 320 acres off site) are situated in a vast land of wide open spaces with big sky above encompassing hills, pastures, draws, river, tributaries, woods, bottom land, and ponds. Over 600 rich bottomland acres are planted in corn, soybeans, and cover crops making a very enticing food source for wildlife. We use no-till farming practices which leaves the ground covered with crop residue throughout the winter. This provides an excellent food source for the wildlife and keeps a very large group of turkey permanently on the ranch. Typically, the turkey roost in the trees along the river.

Description of Spring Firearm Turkey Hunt:

The Pilgrim family members, who own and operate the farm and cattle ranch, will conduct the Turkey Hunt Offering. We will strive to provide a rewarding hunt.

Turkey since 2003:

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3 Day Hunt; 4 Nights Lodging & 3 Evening Meals Included (We are booked up for 2016)

  1. Fee: $550.00. A deposit of $275.00 will guarantee reservation. Balance due upon arrival.
  2. Hunter needs to obtain an over-the-counter Resident or Nonresident Turkey Permit.
    FYI: Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, 521 SE 25th Street, Pratt, KS 67124, (316) 672-5911. Kansas Dept of Wildlife & Parks Homepage
  3. Also a Kansas Hunting License is required and is sold over-the-counter at many retail stores. Hunter Safety Certification regulations shall be met.
  4. Spring turkey Season begins the second Wednesday of April and ends May 31.
  5. Site Locations: 2,960 acre (2,640 home site, 320 off site) Pilgrim Ranch private lands in Chase County, Kansas (east-central).
  6. Guide Assistance: We provide vehicles for distant location to get close enough for walk-in to sites.
  7. Lodging Accommodations: On ranch Cottage and/or Bunkhouse with fully outfitted kitchen. See Reservations Webpage for photos of accommodations.
  8. Meals: On premises home cooked 3 evening meals will be provided starting on the evening of first hunt day.
  9. Lodging accommodations are smoke free. Alcohol beverages are restricted for safety reasons.
  10. Extreme care to not cause grass or timber fire in pasture fields is essential.
  11. The hunter shall read and sign a Rental Agreement, Release, and Acknowledgment of Risk.
  12. Kansas allows a 2 bird (Toms) limit.

E-mail: [email protected]

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