Answers to your questions about visiting Ringneck Ranch in North Central Kansas and Kansas Pheasant Hunting!
- Q – When is the best time to come to Kansas for a hunt?
A – The last half of October and the month of November is usually classic upland hunting weather. We start hunting the first of October which can be warm in the afternoons. Our guests from the south think that is the way it is supposed to be! We usually don’t expect snow until Christmas, but can be surprised any time after Halloween. A hunt in a fresh snow is a wonderful experience and is a favorite of local ranchers & farmers. Check out the average daily highs & lows: Average Highs & Lows
- Q – What is the typical schedule for a Ringneck Ranch pheasant hunt?
A – We work very hard to accommodate everyone’s preferences. Here is a basic overview of what most of our guests experience:
Overview of Pheasant Hunting schedule at Ringneck Ranch
Plan for an arrival at the ranch mid-afternoon in time to check in and shoot a round at the five-stand clay course. This allows us to insure that shooting equipment is in good working order.
Country Gourmet Cooking at Ringneck Ranch
Make sure to get to the supper table on time! If for some reason you are running late, usually thanks to the airlines, please keep us advised! After supper, there are several respective social areas for each hunting party with the open campfire being the favorite of our guests.
Rise & Shine for Hot Breakfast and Hunting
Breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. with a safety briefing following right at the table for everyone starting their first day’s hunt. Your guide will meet you near your rooms to load equipment, and then you are underway to the field! Break at the ranch house headquarters at about 10am for 20 minutes. General “dissemination of disinformation” at the camp fire and mud-room is “SOP” (pilot talk for standard operating procedure!). Hunt until lunchtime, but make sure you get your guide to bring you in on time for the hot fresh bread!
Depart for the afternoon hunt between 1:15pm-1:30pm with a break at about 3pm. We will plan to hunt through the afternoon, unless you tell us otherwise. If you plan something other than an after-lunch departure on your last day, just let us know well ahead time so that we can meet your schedule!
Upon completion of the hunt, your guide will have your vacuum-sealed processed & frozen game in a soft-side insulated zippered cooler for your departure. These coolers work well for airline carry-on. Ice or dry ice are not allowed onboard the aircraft.
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- Q – Can I bring my own dog?
- Q – What ammunition do I need?
- Q – How much does a pheasant hunt at Ringneck Ranch typically cost?
A – We understand cost is always important for most people’s consideration! Please remember that when you are choosing a place to hunt all necessary services are inclusive in our hunt packages at Ringneck Ranch. Ringneck Ranch Hunting Package Prices
- Q – Can I ship my gun ahead to Ringneck Ranch?
A – You must ship it to yourself, care of Ringneck Ranch, and you can also ship it home to yourself.
- Q – What do I need to wear?
- Q – What license do I need?
- Q – What type of field transportation do you have?
- Q – Can I land my airplane at Ringneck Ranch?
- Q – What if I have a food allergy?
- Q – What is your deposit policy?
- Q – Will I have my own room?
A – Our hunting package rates are based on double occupancy.
- Q – Are families welcome at Ringneck Ranch?
A – We are family friendly and have several annual hunting parties that consist of three generations. The guys, gals and children are all welcome at Ringneck as hunters and non-hunters. Our future is in those youth that have had an oppurtunity to be exposed to upland wing shooting. We do take advantage of you with a significant student discount that is the catalyst for many return trips to the ranch. Christmas week has become a big multifamily event for several years.