Francis Wachs Wildlife Area News

User Survey Completed on Francis Wachs Wildlife Area

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has completed the user survey on Francis Wachs Wildlife Area. The survey provided visitation, man-days and other important data for all uses that occur on Francis Wachs Wildlife Area. The survey provided hunter / harvest data which will assist with future wildlife management on the area.

We appreciate your assistance and understanding in the completion of this survey. If you have questions please contact Michael Zajic, Area Manager, at (785) 425-6775 or michael.zajic@ksoutdoors.com

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Fall Hunting Forecast:

Dove; limited opportunities exist for dove hunting. Some may be taken by walking stubble fields or hunting near the trees in the creek drainage.

Upland birds; expectations are for average bird populations.

Turkey; Limited opportunities exist to harvest a turkey in the fall prior to the upland opener which generally pushes turkeys off the area.

Deer; White-tailed and occasionally mule deer are present on the area.

Spring Hunting Forecast:

Turkey; Limited opportunities exist to harvest a turkey in the spring. However, success is directly proportional to the amount of hunting pressure. As hunting pressure increases, turkeys are pushed off the area and success decreases.