Keep on the lookout, all you pheasant hunters, because opening day is just around the corner and you’ll soon have a chance to go on the hunt for that tasty game bird!
Our citizens are catching glimpses of that elusive ring-necked fowl in pastures, along roadsides, and on the shores of our county’s creeks and ponds. Trego County is known around the world for offering some of the best hunting grounds for pheasants and we have many businesses in and around WaKeeney that can set you up for a dream hunting vacation.
Hunting Lodges and Outfitters
Pheasant Runn Hunting and Guide Service makes it easy for out-of-town hunters to get started on their expedition as soon as they arrive in Trego. Located south of I-70, they offer pre-set and custom guided hunts tailored to fit your objectives. Lodging options include meals and processing your game. Don’t have a hunting dog? Don’t worry, because Pheasant Runn can provide them, too, as well as kennels for your own dogs.
The Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse is a rustic retreat that places you right in the middle of pheasant country near Cedar Bluff State Park. The guesthouse accommodates up to 4 people and has a fully stocked kitchen. Contact the owners to find out more about their delicious prepared meals.
Saline River Hunting Lodge & Guide Service offers accommodations for up to six people with a large satellite TV, fireplace and a kitchen complete with bar, fridge and microwave. It has acres of pastureland and stabling available and is available for lodging year round.
The Farm House is a comfortable country home designed for hunters. The owners will have you ready for a day out in the field with breakfast and evening meals (available upon request) and sheds are ready for your dogs to bed down in. The Farm House is located three miles from Pheasant Runn Hunting Club.
For hunters who are new to our area, Spring Creek Outfitters offers both lodging and guide services that specialize in upland pheasant, quail and deer hunts. Access to private hunting grounds is part of the package, as well as meals provided in their recently remodeled four-bedroom farmhouse. Satellite TV, a complete kitchen and a washhouse for bird processing will be waiting for you when you return each evening, and a kennel is provided for your dogs.
Hotels and Campgrounds
If you prefer to stay in WaKeeney our city has five hotels that offer convenient and comfortable stays. The Best Western Plus WaKeeney Inn & Suites, Kansas Kountry Inn, Bryant Motel, Super 8, and EconoLodge are all located close to Downtown WaKeeney and WaKeeney KOA is a great option for those with campers.
Make Trego County your headquarters for pheasant hunting on opening day, Saturday, November 12th, and you’ll come home with great memories and probably a few new pheasant recipes to try, too!