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Kansas ranch conserves waterfowl

Cara J

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About five years ago, Wendy and Eric Dunn sold their facility management business in Wichita, Kan., to build a ranch for friends and family where they could hunt and enjoy outdoor recreational activities. The Hooray Ranch, 45 miles west in Kingman, has now been up and running for about three years, offering deer, waterfowl, pheasant and turkey hunts. In order to start the operation, workers first needed equipment to create the initial 4,140-acre ranch, so the Dunn’s purchased tractors, a skid steer and other machinery from Foley Equipment, the Cat® dealer in Kansas, which began a partnership with the company. They removed all but three buildings on the property and gave the remaining buildings names reminiscent of waterfowl — the Honker House, Gut Hut and Quack Shack. These buildings include recreational activities such as a pool table and shuffleboard. The newer refuge building contains a massage room, dry sauna, workout room and conference room for people staying at the ranch. Hooray Ranch now owns or leases 24,000 acres for their hunting purposes. The ranch offers hunting throughout different seasons. “It’s been great,” said James Christenson, the special events coordinator with the ranch. “Our deer hunts sold out for three years, [...]


Read more: http://wildlife.org/kansas-ranch-conserves-waterfowl/

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