Habitat Management at Flint Oak
Old fashion bird hunting is what Flint Oak does best. Our highly trained and knowledgeable staff of guides will offer as much help to the beginner as needed, while giving the experienced hunter time to enjoy the great outdoors with fantastic customer service and superior dog work. Our fully guided field hunts consist of from one to three (maximum) hunters accompanied by a guide and his or her team of well trained bird dogs. The hunt lasts for 3 hours, and involves walking through some of the most beautiful scenery Kansas has to offer, including creeks, hills and oak savannah type cover. There are few things as exciting and enjoyable as watching a brace of well trained dogs pointing a mixed bag of Quail, Pheasant and Chukar.
If you are not able to walk for that length of time, we also offer vehicle assisted (gator) hunts, which consists of up to three hunters riding a four wheeled vehicle to the dogs on point. You will dismount and walk up on these quivering bundles of energy, flush the birds, then remount your specially equipped vehicle and driving to the next point. We have many hunters well into their 80's who can still enjoy this wonderful sport along with the company of friends and family. Magic moments have happened for all involved when we have had up to three generations in the field at the same time experiencing the serendipity of Flint Oak.
Your field hunt will start with our first class guides picking you up at the Lodge at 9:00 for a morning hunt, or 1:30 for an afternoon hunt. On your way to the fields, your personal guide will give a safety briefing to your party to insure all guest are ready for the task at hand. At Flint Oak we take safety very seriously, and pride ourselves in our safety record. The safety of our gun dogs is just as important to us as the safety of our hunters and guides. Your guide will also make sure all understand the importance of never shooting at low flying game.
Proper clothing is essential to the enjoyment of the sport. Flint Oak requires eye protection for all shooting activities. We require all hunters to wear a blaze orange hat at all times afield. The Kansas weather can change quickly and dressing in layers is recommended. When hunting upland birds, it is extremely important to be highly visible to both the guides and your fellow hunters as it requires the hunters and guides to be close to each other, and during covey rises and flushes birds may fly in all directions. Safety, communication and visibility of the entire party and dogs is the main role of our guides. Our upland bird hunting is a sport that can be an extremely rewarding experience when done properly, and it is our goal to make your hunt safe and enjoyable with memories to last a lifetime.