Shorebirds at Cheyenne Bottom Wildlife Area. Ducks Unlimited and partners are working to restore habitat at the wildlife area. DU will reduce invasive plants and install large water control structures to help manage habitat.
Locate steel shot shells, check. Make sure wader leaks are fixed, check. Kansas lies in the middle of the Central Flyway, and there are several major wetlands that attract and hold migrating waterfowl.
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Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area is a premiere destination for waterfowl hunters. Hunting pressure on the Bottoms can be heavy during waterfowl season, particularly on weekends. Hunters planning trips to the Bottoms should consider weekday hunts.
Located near the city of Great Bend in central KansasCheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area has become synonymous with waterfowl hunting, and as one of the largest inland marshes in the United States, this 20,acre wetland complex provides a variety of hunting opportunities for freelancers waterfowlers. Both areas were restored in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, providing prime habitat for waterfowl and great public hunting opportunities. I have to wonder how some of the worst cattail encoachment and management there of in the great plains, poor to no water and food plot management, the compete sham of boat ramp and road maintance, the piles of bricks dumped into the pools just below the water surface combined with the total disregard to limits and shooting times by vast numbers hunting parties due to an financially strapped and and understaffed game warden system in this state can be considered the best duck hunting in the nation.
Going into town for pizza sounded like a great idea. We'd been in the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area since daybreak, without sufficient quantities of snack foods, and there were few ducks to distract the mind from a grumbling gut. Hunting two holes over the course of the morning and early afternoon, the closest inspection of our decoys came from two hoodwinked birders in a gray minivan.
Prairie Thunder Outfitters Owner Operator. Favorite Hunting Situation: Snow Geese. My name is Zach White and I grew up in the heart of central Kansas in an area rich in waterfowl tradition.
Waterfowling in the Great Bend Region of Central Kansas By Jerry Thoms "Cheyenne Bottoms," five miles northeast of Great Bend, Kansas, in the center of the state, is a natural 22,acre wetland that has been "stabilized" to maintain consistent water-levels for duck and goose reproduction and for hunting. The big horsepower motor pushed the foot aluminum boat down a quarter-mile long, man-made canal that led straight into a natural 13,acre marsh with to acre patches of open water, small clumps of cattails, and plenty of boot-sucking mud about 10 inches below the water's surface. Perry aimed the boat into the fading night and 15 minutes later we glided to a stop in the middle of his decoy set.
Updated: November 2, pm. Go to Kelly Bostian's blog. Before dawn, the sounds of mallard, wigeon, teal and pintail drift on the prairie winds across the 40,acre wetland with promise of an action-packed morning to come. The waterfowl report from the wildlife area, which lies in a natural watershed that surrounds Great Bend, Kan.