Deer hunting and deer management has had a horrible impact on all forms of hunting in Kansas. It is the focus of legislature and the KDWP, and everything else gets pushed to the side. Every change they make to bring in NR's deer hunters is another thorn in the side of upland bird hunters. We have NR hunters harvesting nearly 40% of the deer each year in Kansas. These outfitter don't lease 1000 acres they lease tens of thousand of acres. WIHA is coming out and going to outfitters so every time I here someone on these forums wanting to line the pockets of greedy outfitters I just have to voice how I feel. Maybe I am wrong but I just go by how my hunting has been impacted by legislation and outfitters. It is getting impossible to get young hunters involved in hunting due to the lack of access.Right there with you - we've all hashed this out a few times here - on various FB ks hunting groups etc -- Deer issues have led to hunting access problems we have now
Couple that with farming and Big ag practices and it doesnt help much.