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Where the Big Bucks Grow

Kansas is a deer-hunting gem and should be on every whitetail addict's must-hunt list.

Where the Big Bucks Grow

Large white-tailed buck shown in a grass field along a tree line in Kansas. (Shutterstock image)

“They must be pretty dang proud of their deer,” said a hunting buddy a few years back when Kansas nudged the price of its nonresident deer tags from $315 to $443. Of course, that fee doesn’t include the cost of the required nonresident standard hunting license, which will set you back $97.50.

My response? “They should be.”

I wasn’t angry when Kansas raised their prices. I love the Sunflower State. There are few places on the planet where you can find so many big bucks lurking across 82,277 square miles of varied habitat. The herds are thriving, and though the state’s eastern one-third boasts the highest numbers, the entire state...

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