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    Default Cimarron grasslands

    I'm heading to the grasslands with my son this week mainly to see somewhere new and hopefully get a chance at some scaled quail. I've never been and was doing some research online. I'd like to find a map with guzzler locations but Google hasn't been able to help. If anyone has seen one before a link would be appreciated. Any other suggestions are of course welcome.
    One other question or concern I have is rattlesnakes, Temps are supposed to be in the high 40's, any chance those nasty buggers come out of there holes? I read somewhere else that they come out on warm days to sun themselves. I'd think they'd be burrowed deep and wouldn't come out unless there was a real warming trend but I'm not snake expert.

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    Right now (noon hour) its sunny and 35 degrees in Elkhart, you will not see any rattlesnakes. If it is 60 or 65 degrees and sunny I would be concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet View Post
    I'm heading to the grasslands with my son this week mainly to see somewhere new and hopefully get a chance at some scaled quail. I've never been and was doing some research online. I'd like to find a map with guzzler locations but Google hasn't been able to help. If anyone has seen one before a link would be appreciated. Any other suggestions are of course welcome.
    One other question or concern I have is rattlesnakes, Temps are supposed to be in the high 40's, any chance those nasty buggers come out of there holes? I read somewhere else that they come out on warm days to sun themselves. I'd think they'd be burrowed deep and wouldn't come out unless there was a real warming trend but I'm not snake expert.

    Not being sarcastic if u google or bing cimmaron ntl grasslands map or the grasslands itself u should be able to find a map of grasslands maybe they mite show them if u lucky... Maybe they wind mills???

    Happy hunting let us know how u do

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    Maybe u missed the part of my post that said I hadn't had any luck with Google. If I could find it there i wouldn't be asking here. I'm not sure about the windmills, I've never associated them with guzzlers but I've never been in that part of the country.
    I will give a report when I get back. Leaving at 0 dark thirty in the morning. Plan on driving to dodge and then hunting the rest of the way to hugoton or Elkhart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet View Post
    Maybe u missed the part of my post that said I hadn't had any luck with Google. If I could find it there i wouldn't be asking here. I'm not sure about the windmills, I've never associated them with guzzlers but I've never been in that part of the country.
    I will give a report when I get back. Leaving at 0 dark thirty in the morning. Plan on driving to dodge and then hunting the rest of the way to hugoton or Elkhart.
    Understood well I was not clear if ur google search was word or aireal pic map search just looking at aireals can be confusing...

    You seem to have a grasp of ur Intel you need ...

    Maybe this to vague for ur purpose or I missed something in ur post but I see a map of all the cimmaron ntl grasslands in my KS WIHA hunting atlas I figured you already looked there If ur going this WK!!!???

    Any ntl grasslands I've ever seen had a spot to order maps on home page doubt they will get to u in a WK planning ahead helps...

    No guzzler location specific map Ive seen... QF guy in area or ntl grasslands biologist mite could help ya???

    Quick look for me showed a bunch of windmills always have big cattle tanks full of water in my experience in OK NE KS & SD ...
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    I shot a rattler on opening day there but it was around 60. Luckily by buddies lab barked and stayed his distance.

    Have not seen many guzzlers while hunting there and know of no map to them, sorry.

    Best of luck!

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    Have you looked at kansas gazetteer?

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    Browndog,Nope but I'll give it a peek.
    Thank you for the lead.

    SMO, I have seen several maps and looked at Google Earth just nothing with the guzzlers marked. I do plan on stopping by the office and picking up one of the nfs maps when I get there.

    2weims, thanks.

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    I am going out there to see the grasslands and try to shoot some scaled quail some time in January also. I have also been hearing good things on pheasant from the sw part of the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet View Post
    I'm heading to the grasslands with my son this week mainly to see somewhere new and hopefully get a chance at some scaled quail. I've never been and was doing some research online. I'd like to find a map with guzzler locations but Google hasn't been able to help. If anyone has seen one before a link would be appreciated. Any other suggestions are of course welcome.
    One other question or concern I have is rattlesnakes, Temps are supposed to be in the high 40's, any chance those nasty buggers come out of there holes? I read somewhere else that they come out on warm days to sun themselves. I'd think they'd be burrowed deep and wouldn't come out unless there was a real warming trend but I'm not snake expert.

    You need to buy the map from the USFWS -- I dont believe they post it online. I bought one in 2010 and it has all the windmill locations/guzzlers, roads etc. They may have one in the Forest Service office in Elkhart as well to buy.

    https://www.nationalforestmapstore.c...ory-s/1833.htm

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