Kansas Pheasant Hunting Safety Tips
When you arrive at the lodge we will make sure to answer any questions and review safety procedures but please take a couple of minutes to look over our procedures and suggestions for making your hunting trip fun & safe.
Safety & Hunting Etiquette
WHAT TO DO:
1. Always carry your gun with the safety on until you shoulder your gun in a safe direction.
2. Always put safety on the moment after you fire the your gun.
3. Always immediately empty your gun and open the action or chamber at the end of each field and before entering a vehicle.
4. Always wear an orange cap & vest with safety glasses.
5. Always make sure that you have the right gauge and shot load for your gun & game.
6. Always keep a straight line when walking through fields and never shoot over another hunter or guide.
7. Always inform the guide of any problems you are having with your gun.
8. Always inform your guide of any health problems that you might have so that he can station you accordingly.
9. If you have a health problem arise during the hunt immediately tell the guide.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
1. Don’t consume any alcohol or any drugs 8 hours before or during the hunt.
2. Don’t enter a vehicle with a loaded gun.
3. Don’t point a gun, whether loaded or not, at any person or one of the dogs.
4. Don’t shoot toward a hunter, dog, building, vehicle, or farm machinery.
5. Don’t attempt to fix a jammed shotgun without the assistance of your guide.
6. Don’t shoot pheasants on the ground or that get up behind or among the walkers.
7. Don’t shoot animals other than game we are hunting.
8. Don’t shoot a hen pheasant ($120.00 fine, payable to KDWP after the hunt). Guides are to recover illegally taken game and report the violator to the lodge manager and will then be reported to KDWP.
9. Don’t shoot at low flying birds or birds headed toward guides or other hunters.
10. Don not take safety off until the bird is in flight.
Hunting Dog Etiquette
A. When a bird is downed, mark where it lands. If the dog is not in the immediate area, wait for instructions from the guide. If the dog proceeds directly to the pheasant area, all hunters in line should stop and wait until the dog has hunted the area and finds the bird. If the dog does not find the bird, the dog handler should proceed to the bird fall and direct his dog appropriately. All other hunters should remain in place until the bird is found or the dog handler gives up.
B. Do not yell at or attempt to direct the dog. Remain quiet and let the dog and guide do their job.
C. DO NOT SHOOT ANYTHING ON THE GROUND, it may be the dog.
Pheasant Hunting Suggested Gear List
- Bring along your favorite shotgun you are familiar with
- Be sure to bring good, comfortable hunting boots – snake boots not necessary
- Rain gear - depending on time of year
- We recommend nylon, canvas or leather fronted brush pants
- Ear and eye protection are essential
- Blaze orange vest & hat
- Dress in layers as it can be cool in the morning and hot in the afternoon
- Provide an emergency contact familiar with your medical history
Emergency and After Hours Info
Address: 1624 Meadow Ln, Clay Center, KS 67432
Brians’s cell number: (785) 452-5220