Francis Wachs Wildlife Area

Location/Address:

Agra, KS
GPS: N39 55 15.79 W99 04 05.49

Contact Information

Manager: Michael Zajic
Webster Area Office
1140 10 Road
Stockton, KS. 67669
Phone: (785) 425-6775

Area located 11 miles North and 3 miles East of Agra, KS.

History:

Francis Wachs Wildlife Area is located 11 miles north and 3 miles east of Agra. The property is managed by KS Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and comprises 800 acres of land. The Area dates back to 1984, when it was donated to the Department by Francis Wachs utilizing the Wildtrust program.

Description:

To enhance the area’s wildlife, native grass, food plots, and shrub rows have been planted on the area. Croplands are also planted annually in a wheat, milo, and fallow rotation to maintain successful plant growth and provide wildlife habitat.

The area consists of rolling hills, cedar/shrub rows, several woody draws, native and CRP grasslands, three small ponds, and croplands.

WILDLIFE

The area supports relatively small numbers of both game and non-game species of wildlife. Various species can be viewed throughout the area by hiking or from county roads that border the area.

Hunting opportunities are limited on the area. Since the area is small, wildlife is easily harvested or driven off the area. Once hunting activity dissipates, wildlife will return which can create some good hunts later in the season.

The area supports whitetail deer with an occasional mule deer. A few Rio Grande turkeys are also present on the area with hunting pressure being the heaviest during the spring season.

Upland game birds that frequent the area are pheasants, quail, and morning dove. Cottontail rabbits are common on the area. All fluctuate from year to year depending on weather conditions.

Other wildlife that frequent the area are coyotes, badgers, hawks, owls, bobcats, songbirds, and rodents.

Francis Wachs Google Earth Map

Special Regulations:
  • Camping is not allowed.
  • Vehicles are restricted to maintained roads and parking areas.
  • Consult information signs for more complete rules and regulations.
  • Wildlife areas are a necessary and vital natural resource for maintaining successful wildlife populations and provide a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Litter inhibits the recreation experience for others, so please take all trash with you when you leave.