With an abundance of wild turkey in the area, turkey hunting in Kansas is a very exciting sport. Fortunately, each hunter is allowed to harvest two birds. With deer and waterfowl seasons behind, Spring turkey hunting certainly provides something to look forward to! The interaction between bird and man is nothing less than the ultimate battle of wits. Hooray Ranch hosted its first turkey hunters in the Spring of 2014. 12 hunters took 23 birds with only three missed shots. Not a bad opener by any standard! Although the area is known to hold the wary long beards, it was encouraging and exciting to see an abundance of birds. After hosting a successful, target rich inaugural season, Hooray is excited and optimistic for the seasons ahead. Hooray Ranch maintains a feeding program for turkeys. By facilitating a feeding program, they are able to create an environment that attracts and maintains the wildlife. In addition, a predator management program has been established. Also, after a long morning chasing the elusive Rio Tom, you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon of bass and crappie fishing.
Mallard Mansion: This is the center piece of the Hooray Ranch Campus. It is a 10,000 square foot, five bedroom home designed with acute attention to detail. It is the perfect blend of old world charm with all the modern conveniences. This is a culmination of years of hunting all over the world, capturing the best of the best from the international travels of Mr. Dunn. Massive stone fireplaces, a private gun vault, wine cellar, and a world class outdoor kitchen/entertainment area are just a few of the features that set this amazing lodge apart. Imagine relaxing in front of the fireplace after a successful day’s hunt, taking in a view of the lake.
Honker House: The Honker house is one of the original structures preserved to enhance the property. It is a fully self-contained single bedroom home that was completely remodeled. A private living space and a full kitchen make this space appealing.
Pintail Palace: Pintail consists of two private suites, each with its own bath, and a common area with a wet bar, offering a loft type atmosphere. This is a great space for a group of four. Whether a hunting party of four or a family, it will satisfy even the most well-traveled group. Pintail offers a great retreat to get away from it all, while still just a few steps from all the other amenities and activities Hooray has to offer.
The Refuge: The refuge serves as the main gathering place. Its large open floor plan offers a great space to entertain large parties. It offers ten dual occupancy suites, six with private baths. It also serves as our dining area. In addition it is home to our signature “Duck Blind” Bar, a bar unlike any we have ever seen. Seven large flat screen televisions located above a “Duck Blind” offer a relaxing spot to take in the game and a cold beverage. Or, if you prefer, relax in front of the huge fire place and enjoy the view of the lake.
Hooray Ranch’s Turkey Package contains a 3 night 2 day all inclusive trip and a 2 bird bag limit. The price per hunter is $3500. Total cost does not include required license, permits, tags, or staff gratuities.
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