Feel The Excitement
Hunting season is right around the corner and our staff and our dogs are gearing up. With the cooler temps starting to set in it is finally the time of year that we have all been waiting for. It seems that the first frost on the ground cannot come soon enough. As the cooler temperatures start to hit the dogs start getting more and more ambitious. It is often hard to tell who is more excited to hit the fields, the dogs, or the guides.
With every season we start to see more and more young dog talent hit the fields. With the hard work of our kennel staff we get to hunt over the best dogs in the industry. Every guide looks forward to seeing what new talent hits their string and watch them progress throughout the season. At the same time, it is always a welcoming sight to see the veteran hounds step in and show the rookies how it is done.
The Preserve Department has been working hard in the off season burning, planting food plots and spraying. The native grasses are coming up nicely and will be providing some excellent cover for the upcoming season. Even with the extended dry spells we have had this summer the milo is coming in thick and healthy and will produce some heavy yields for the birds this season.
Our friendly staff is more than ready to start hitting the fields with familiar faces along with meeting new guests as well. Some of the best memories come from time spent in the field with friends and family over a fine pointing dog and we want to share those memories with you. As always, we encourage you to bring your kids, husband, wife, friends, or anyone looking to experience some of the best upland hunting in the nation in a traditional upland field hunting setting. Come see the vast terrain that Flint Oak has to offer.
2020 KSU Scholarship Shoot
2020 Flint Oak/Kansas State University Memorial Scholarship European
Shoot Pheasants, have a fantastic time while raising scholarship funds for a great cause!
Mark your calendars and plan to attend this Hunt Season’s BIGGEST Open European of the year on Saturday March 27, 2021. By attending this European, which is always a sell-out, you can help raise money for a great cause while having the time of your life.
Everyone who participates in this BIG Shoot always goes away with a smile, a full belly and a tender shoulder after testing their skills against 1500 high soaring pheasants. Funds generated from our Membership participating in this event go to ingoing Freshmen in the form of Scholarships to help cover tuition in KSU’s fairly new Outdoor Wildlife and Enterprise Management course that is in its ninth year. Students actually attend classes 3 different times at Flint Oak during their 4 year Bachelor of Science Program where they also receive a minor in business as well. Last year we were able to award three Scholarships to the students of the WOEM program with your help and support.
Call today so that you too can experience a 1500 bird Major European before it sells out, something that should be on everyone’s bucket list more than once. #rooster
Flight of Honor brought to you by USD 505
On September 25-26, 2020, Flint Oak for the second time will get to be part of a great event helping Americas Veterans make the trip to our Nation’s Capital. The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s Veterans for all their sacrifices. Funds raised at events help transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior Veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
Last year’s event raised over $60,000.00 and will pay for almost two full flights of Veterans.
Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation—and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out. THANK YOU from the entire Flint Oak Team!
Over 21,000 Vets flown in 2019
38,000 Vets on a waitlist to go
Over 222,000 Vets flown since 2005
Flint Oak Dining – Things to Try
All of the Accommodations Department staff have been looking forward to the start of this year’s Hunt Season. We look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces of our Members, as well as getting to know all the new Members and their Guests.
We have continued with many of the recent menu items that have received great reviews, such as the allocated whisky selection. Flint Oak is always on the look out for those hard to find and limited run bottles of whisky to pass on to our Members. Late last hunt season, we rolled out the after-dinner drink and dessert menu. We have heard a lot of great comments about this menu and will be offering it full time during hunt season. If you have not already done so, try one of our famous tumbleweed drinks.
Returning to the appetizer menu are the walleye cheeks, these sold so well last year we had a problem keeping them in stock. If you have never had fish cheeks, it is a must try. Last season we started selling a Wagyu steak, this is one of the highest possible marbled steaks that you can buy. This season you will see Wagyu steaks on the menu again from Snake River Farms. Creekstone Farms will also be featured on the menu with the remaining steaks coming from this great local Kansas processor. As always, we will only have USDA Prime steaks or higher during the Flint Oak hunt season. Keep an eye out for a new mixed bag entrée featuring pheasant and quail as well as a new pheasant pasta dish.
Hunt, EAT, Sleep, Hunt!