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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Rio hunt

Who has ventured westward for Rio's? Where'd you go and how was the experience? Looking into doing a spring 2020 hunt with some friends. Any insight is appreciated.

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Went way west for a Rio. Hawaii. Lots of public land and healthy population. Take the family.
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Hunted Texas, South Fork, ranch many moons ago. Camped on the ranch and hunted unguided with my dad, great people, worked a lot of birds, couldn't have asked for anything more. It was the first leg of the slam for us and was probably our favorite trip
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 08:38 PM
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Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The outfitter in Kansas is gone, but I've also hunted in Kansas on public land and walk-on private land. I've usually come back with what I was looking for, but it's not always a slam dunk.


Are you looking for outfitters or are you planning to hunt public land?

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I went this past Spring to Kansas and used Misty Morning Outfitters for my first ever Rio Grande hunt and first ever guided turkey hunt. Filled 2 tags in 2 days and found a nice clutch of morel mushrooms, too. Definitely a fun experience and I learned a lot. They have some different behaviors than Easterns than one might expect. For instance, in the rain, I found out that Rios actually go into the woods. That was a surprise given how Easterns tend to like to scavenge for worms in open fields when the rain hits around my parts.
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Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The outfitter in Kansas is gone, but I've also hunted in Kansas on public land and walk-on private land. I've usually come back with what I was looking for, but it's not always a slam dunk.


Are you looking for outfitters or are you planning to hunt public land?
Public land preferably. I was kind of leaning towards Kansas.

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Public land preferably. I was kind of leaning towards Kansas.
I think that is where you will have your best shot. It's a little time consuming, but the state puts out a map showing walk-in hunting areas as well as public land.
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I hunted Rio's in KS. The Walk-In Atlas is available online. If you go there don't be afraid to knock on doors for private land as you often see flocks in the fields when your driving around. I was done in three days and had a blast.
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