The birds are on the run on Saturday, November 11th when Pheasant Season opens in Trego County and it looks like it will be a great year for hunters!
The Northwest Kansas pheasant population has fully recovered after a recent drought and hunters from across the globe are looking forward to getting their limit of the game bird this year. Our county provides some of the best hunting grounds and we have many businesses in and around WaKeeney that can assist you in gearing up for a successful hunting trip.
Hunting Lodges and Outfitters
Book your stay in a rural hunting lodge and be out in the field at dawn with a professional guide!
The Farm House is a comfortable country home specially 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 on-site sheds are ready for your dogs to catch up on a peaceful night’s rest before going on the hunt in the morning.
A large number of acres provide an abundance of cover and habitat for game birds, as well as large game at Saline River Hunting Lodge & Guide Service. The lodge provides complete accommodations for up to six people with either full or continental breakfast included and satellite TV, corn-burning fireplaces, large family room, a bar with refrigerator and hunting theme decor available. The guide service is a member of the Kansas Sport Hunting Assn. and Kansas Guides and Outfitters Assn. at Saline River and they promise that “hunting is our game.” They are located off I-70 and Hwy. 283 south of WaKeeney.
Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse places you right in the middle of pheasant country near Cedar Bluff State Park. The rustic guesthouse can accommodate up to 4 people, with a fully stocked kitchen and a cleaning station to prepare your pheasants for their journey back to your home. Contact the owners to find out more about the prepared meals you can pre-order for your stay.
Hotels and Campgrounds
For hunters who want to spend the night in town, WaKeeney boasts five hotels that offer convenient, 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.
When you need to refuel and you’re looking for a satisfying meal, take the shortest route to WaKeeney, Kansas, where you’ll enjoy a tasty dinner at any of our ten fine restaurants!
Jake & Chet’s Cafe/Sundowner Lounge
Jake and Chet’s Cafe and the Sundowner Lounge combine fresh ingredients and years of culinary experience to create their culinary masterpieces. They will serve you a delicious ribeye cooked to order, southern fried catfish, or an all-American burger, and then follow it up with a slice of pie a la mode. (233 S 1st St./ph. 785-743-2211)
The Brazen Bull
WaKeeney’s newest restaurant is the The Brazen Bull, a family owned restaurant with a bold take on America’s greatest plated meals. Satisfy your hunter’s instinct with delicious steaks, burgers, sandwiches and salads choices. (717 S 2nd St./ph. 785-743-2653)
Looking for a snack to cool you down? WaKeeney’s Dairy Queen can mix up your favorite soft serve treat in a jiffy. They also offers an entrée menu with salads, wraps, sandwiches, hot dogs and burgers. (521 Barclay Avenue/ph. 785-743-2160)
Western Kansas Saloon & Grill
Experience the ambiance of a historic western saloon at the Western Kansas Saloon & Grill. Located in one of our county’s oldest buildings, their menu includes steak, pasta, burgers, salads and sandwiches, and a fully stocked bar. (121 N Main St./785-743-2050)
The WaKeeney Pizza Hut offers pizza, pasta and tasty wings with a choice of sauces from their Wing Street menu. Pizza Hut delivers in the WaKeeney city limits, making it a great option if you want to stay in for the evening. (324 S 1st/ph. 785-743-2383 – Call ahead to find out when their buffet is open!)
Tropical Mexican Restaurant
The menu at Tropical Mexican Restaurant offers the great taste of authentic Mexican food right here in Trego County. Chicken or beef fajitas and burritos taste great with a Corona after a day out hunting. (428 S 1st St./ph. 785-743-2219)
Wake up to Hometown Bakery! Their bakers craft everything from a scrumptious pies, cookies, and even celebratory cakes! Stop in on your way out to the hunt to pick up a donut and a cup of fresh brewed coffee. (215 N Main St. /ph. 785-743-6496)
America’s most iconic roadside restaurant is undoubtedly McDonald’s and at the WaKeeney McDonald’s drive thru window you can make a quick stop before you head out on your hunt. (745 S 1st St./ph. 785-743-2911)
Kick back and relax after the hung with a cold beer at hotspot at Mike’s Place in Downtown WaKeeney. Mike’s offers a “pub grub” menu that features regular daily specials of local favorites and all the great finger foods and burgers you’d expect in a bar. (111 N 6th St./ph. 785-743-2641)
Grab a sandwich to take on the hunt at WaKeeney’s Subway. Their sandwich specialists use freshly baked bread and fresh ingredients for their easy-to-eat, on-the-go satisfying meals. (718 S 1st St./ph. 785-743-5248)
Make Trego County your headquarters for tasty game bird on opening day of Pheasant Season on Saturday, November 11th!Get