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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SE Colorado via Elk County, PA
Re: Kansas Early Muzzleloader Season
Just a few things to keep in mind about that hunt. It can be an absolutely great hunt with good odds of killing a trophy buck - if the temperatures are cool. The bucks are lazy, in a daily routine to and from fields and as one outfitter I know says, "dumb as a stone."
On the flip side, if the temperatures are hot which is often the case in September, the bucks may not be on their feet until it is nearly dark and they may return to bed before daylight.
The other thing that some hunters have a hard time with is that this hunt is basically a few hours in the am and pm and that's it. You have to have something to do for the rest of the day as there is no sense being on stand and if you still hunt you will most likely bust them out of there and wise them up.
Some outfitters will allow you to book for the season or not lock in specific dates but give X amount of days that are flexible which would allow you to stay home until the weather is right.
Good luck - hope you kill two giants.