Mid January '21 hunt

I'm considering a early to mid January '21 quail/pheasant hunt. Either North Central Kansas ( Russell Cty and surrounding area or Southern Nebraska. Any thoughts or advise ? Traveling from Southwest VA.
 

hunter94

Active member
I'm considering a early to mid January '21 quail/pheasant hunt. Either North Central Kansas ( Russell Cty and surrounding area or Southern Nebraska. Any thoughts or advise ? Traveling from Southwest VA.
January is tough hunting, birds are really wild by then, early Dec. is much better time to go.
Nebraska sucked last year, don't expect much improvement.
 
January is tough hunting, birds are really wild by then, early Dec. is much better time to go.
Nebraska sucked last year, don't expect much improvement.
Where we're coming from we have literally no birds so tough hunting is not a problem. We have no plans except to watch the backend of 3 Brittany's for 5 days so no place to go but up !
 

ten walker

New member
he is right about the roads, they can be unpassable. we hunt north central ks every year. last year was not good at all. reports are looking better for this year. you can phone me if you would like to talk 276-920-4893. jim
 

Miforester

Member
As many have mentioned weather will be the big factor here especially snow and or roads that have drifted shut or if rain are not really passable. That being said you will get opportunities for birds and depending on the location may run into more quail than pheasants. South Central Nebraska is good for 50/50 split, if you are more easterly then it leans more towards quail and west more towards pheasants. There is ample public and walkin areas throughout that area. Nasty roads are an inconvenience and does limit many from hitting some hunting areas, that being said if you are willing to walk/snowshoe to the isolates spots it can really be a great time. I love hunting Nebraska just for the mixed bag opportunities and it doesn't hurt i have a lifetime license too.
 
As many have mentioned weather will be the big factor here especially snow and or roads that have drifted shut or if rain are not really passable. That being said you will get opportunities for birds and depending on the location may run into more quail than pheasants. South Central Nebraska is good for 50/50 split, if you are more easterly then it leans more towards quail and west more towards pheasants. There is ample public and walkin areas throughout that area. Nasty roads are an inconvenience and does limit many from hitting some hunting areas, that being said if you are willing to walk/snowshoe to the isolates spots it can really be a great time. I love hunting Nebraska just for the mixed bag opportunities and it doesn't hurt i have a lifetime license too.
Thanks ! Never been afraid to walk. We have lodging in Lucas but kind of watching bird reports since it really makes no difference to us ( Kansas or Nebraska )
 

s.davis

Member
There's not any real difference between the 2. Kansas has more huntable land, but it gets more pressure, and by January most of the birds have moved off to private land.
 
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