One of the places that Patty and I stopped to visit during our trip to Kansas was the Cimarron National Grassland in the southwest corner of the state. It is managed by the USDA Forest Service, is comprised of over 100,000 acres and is open for hunting.
We chose an area solely by its proximity to the highway because we only had a few hours. We drove in about two miles and stopped at one of the oil wells that were scattered about. Patty is always hunting and I’d heard reports that there were quail there but I decided to carry my camera, not a gun, on our walk.
Patty had a great time bounding through the sage and between the yucca plants. Sometimes he’d disappear for a while until I’d see him again, in the distance, springing up above the cover.
We’d love to come back and explore more of the terrain that Cimarron has to offer. And when we do, we’ll take more time, and maybe do some camping and hunting too.