Buffalo Ranch News
The Berentz-Dick Wildlife Area, also known as the Buffalo Ranch, is located in the Cross-Timbers region of Kansas and is comprised of 1360 acres of native grass, oak timber and ponds. The property is called the Buffalo Ranch due to the fact it was used to graze buffalo in the 1950's. The property was purchased by a donation by Lynn Berentz from Max Dick in 1993.
The Berentz-Dick Wildlife Area (Buffalo Ranch) requires a mandatory check in card be completed prior to entering the property. Registration Iron Rangers are located at two points of entry. One on the east central side off the blacktop road and one on the northwest entrance parking lot. A portion of this card is carried while in the field, and the second portion is deposited in the collection box. When exiting the property, the carried portion is completed and deposited in the collection box as well.
The I-Sportsman Daily Hunt Permit System is a new registration system and is now operational for this property. This is a free service and will be required of all hunters in 2016 and the traditional paper card system will be eliminated. Hunters can check in electronically prior to hunting and when the hunt is complete. This service can be downloaded at https://kdwpt.isportsman.net or by Phone at 1-844-500-0825. Hunters must register on-line for an account before their first check in.
Both traditional paper survey cards and I-Sportsman electronic registration is available for the remainder of 2015.
Sunflowers were planted in 2015, but due to cold and extremely wet weather the stand was only fair. The area will be open to hunting on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays only with shotguns or archery only. No muzzle loaders or center fires are allowed. All hunters are required to register prior to hunting with traditional paper cards or with I-Sportsman.
Dove season often involves hunting during hot weather. Hunters are encouraged to drink plenty of water and remain hydrated, but do not leave this trash in the fields. Dove hunters are requested to please remove all trash (plastics especially) when exiting the fields, including piles of shotgun shell hulls. Citations will be written for leaving trash when hunting.