FAQ

We understand you have questions before you choose to book a trip here.  Just click on what applies for you.  Don’t find the answer?  Just email us at showmebird@ckt.net and we are happy to help and answer your questions before you choose where to hunt.   Customers service comes before making a memory for you!  You can email our office direct at showmebird@ckt.net  and we are happy to help answer questions.

WILL THESE BIRDS FLY FAST

We produce a very fast, hard flying game bird.  Most say faster then natures birds! That’s right! WE KNOW SOME HUNTERS HAVE AN ISSUE WITH PEN RAISED BIRDS.  PLEASE DON’T JUDGE US, BY WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST.  ONLY HERE WILL YOU FIND;  MILES OF FLIGHT PENS FOR THE BIRDS, OUR OWN FEED MILL WITH OUR OWN SPECIAL NO CORN- HIGH PROTEIN DIET,  OUR OWN GENETIC BLOODLINE OF BIRDS; OUR OWN HATCHERY TO PRODUCE THESE BIRDS.  FEED NUTRITION SPECIALIST CONTROLS THE BIRD FEEDING OPERATION. NO ONE DOES IT LIKE THIS!  THERE IS A REASON WE HARVEST MORE BIRDS IN A WEEK THEN THE AVERAGE RESORT DOES ALL SEASON.  COME SEE WHY AND WE WILL PROVE IT. We guarantee the best birds in the field. They are not tame or weak birds like some of our competitors. Just ask our references!
WATCH THE VIDEOS ON THIS WEB SITE, THESE ARE NORMAL BIRDS LEAVING THE GROUND TO OUT OF GUN RANGE IN 3 SECONDS!  That is what a Show Me Birds “BIRD” is all about!  Their is a reason we have 85% repeat bookings a year.  Their is a reason we are the largest Pheasant resort in America, It is the birds= the dogs= the staff= the farms= We will prove it!   God bless, Kim Shira

ENFORCED RULES ARE

>No Shot Larger than #6 Allowed FOR SAFTEY REASONS.   We keep #6 and #7.5 in the pro shop.  Shells are cheaper here then the discount stores.  We buy direct!  We have Federal, Kent, and Noble brands.  All the loads you need for hunting here.
>No Alcohol Allowed on grounds.  Our host hotel is the place for a cocktail.   Just 20 minutes away.  Free bar if you want with 2 drinks per hunter free.  Sodas too.  This is a place to bring your church group.  Bring your grand kids, bring your wife.  A family place.  A beer and a Browning on the table is not a good mix.
>Prices subject to change and sales tax.
>Reservations required, we advised booking as early as possible.
>Each hunter must bring a hunter orange hat or vest.  Or get one at the pro shop, we have loaners too.  We have a fully stocked pro shop.  DSCN2257
>Hunting season from October 1st  through Feb.  We do not hunt March anymore, never enough birds.
We LOAN guns to our clients, not rent them like others do.
We have a fully stocked pro shop.  Complete line from clothes to shotgun shells.  Our shell prices beat the big discount stories!  We take care of our hunters!
Kim and Claudette Shira are your hosts.  Just call us if you have any questions or send us an email.  God Bless You!

HOW MANY ACRES DO WE HUNT

We have a total of 500 acres. This is in 5 stocked farms.  So we can take 5 groups of hunters at one time. The farms are the correct size for a 3 hour hunt. SO WE CAN DO 20 HUNTERS IN THE MORNING AND 20 IN THE AFTERNOON.  Our farms are not farmed for ag production.  They are farmed for bird hunting.  It takes 3 hours to hunt 40 to 80 acres with the pointing dogs.  It is like hunting back in the 1950′s many have stated! Each group has their own hunting area.  Older hunters in the group?  Tell us at the time of booking and we will advise the best farm.   We love to keep our older hunting buddies going,  Shoot we are getting older too!

HOW MANY HUNTERS PER GUIDE

Each guide can take up to 4 clients per hunt. Each party will have their own stocked farm to themselves. But we have 5 hunting areas, so we can take 20 hunters in the morning and 20 in the afternoon. Plus another 20 for the European farm.  ALL GROUPS MUST BE A PARTY OF 4 OR 5 HUNTERS.  Also new this year we are only hunting on Saturday, Sundays and Mondays.  This is the reason for the number of hunter requirement.  Not that many coming with you?  We can partner you with another party if you like.   At times we will do a party of 5, if the hunters take turns shooting and are safe.  ALSO YOU CAN JOIN A EUROPEAN SHOOT WITH ANY NUMBER OF SHOOTERS, JUST CALL FOR DATES.

LICENSES

Special Yearly Permit – $17.50  CALLED A CSA PERMIT  (you can buy your license at http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us)
Or at this web site on the front page, we have a link.
Kansas Nonresident License – $72.50  (unnecessary if Permit is purchased)
Kansas License or Kansas Nonresident licenses are legal here.
We also sell the permits at our office, but you can save some checkin time and just bring the permits with you.  The CSA permit is not a 3 day deal.  It runs Jan. to Dec. 31.  A whole year for only $17.50.  Cheapest license around, some states the license cost as much as our hunt does!  If you get the license here you will need your SS number for everyone.  Any non-resident must have the CSA license.  God bless, Kim

NIGHTLIFE AFTER THE HUNT?

We have 12 casinos in the area.  Not Las Vegas in size ; yet some hunters enjoy going there after the hunt. The largest one is only 15 minutes away! Our host hotel is only 20 minutes away in Joplin, Mo.  Lots of places to eat around the hotel.  Or ask us about the new Room, Breakfast, Bar, and Dinner package.   Never need to leave the Holiday Inn or host hotel.  Their number is 417-627-7831ask for Mike

There is also a nice shopping mall for the wifes to visit. About 20 minutes away. We also are only 2 hours away from Branson, Mo. It is great for a before or after visit. Lots of shows and shopping and fishing.  Just let us know your likes and we will advise.  We want your vacation  to be perfect so we will advise the best places to eat, play, visit, etc.

OTHER OPTIONS

Airport pickup and return to Joplin, Mo. Airport  is available  OUR HOST HOTEL IS THE JOPLIN HOLIDAY INN.  SPECIAL ROOM RATE- ONLY $42.00 PP WITH TWO PER ROOM, THIS COMES WITH A FREE BREAKFAST andFREE  BAR WITH TWO DRINKS.   soda, wine, or beer  –  GREAT DEAL!  CALL 417-627-7831 ask for Mike.   Private dining room is available at the hotel so you can visit without the noise of normal restaurants.  This is great for company meetings with dinner in private. Ask Mike for details when booking the rooms.
Full meal and lodging packages  ALL HUNT PACKAGES ARE HALF DAY -JUST BOOK TWO PACKAGES FOR FULL DAY HUNT RV Parking Business group hunts done daily. CHURCH GROUPS WELCOME.  WE HAVE A NO ALCOHOL POLICY AT THE RESORT, HUNTERS MUST GO TO OUR SPECIAL HOTEL PACKAGE FOR ANY ALCOHOL  DRINKING = COUNTLESS CHURCH GROUPS COME HERE FOR A MEN’S RETREAT!  CORPORATE GROUP HUNTS ARE EASY TO BOOK.   OVER 450 COMPANIES BRING CLIENTS HERE.
JUST CALL 620-674-8863 TO BOOK A HUNT OR EUROPEAN SHOOT.

WHAT IS A NORMAL HARVEST

Due to our excellent habitat,the birds stay close to the farm stocked.  WITH OUR HIGHLY EXPERIENCED GUIDES, PLUS GREAT GUNDOGS  Most hunters harvest 90% of the birds stocked. THIS IS REAL HUNTING so weather and your shooting skills ==PLAY A BIG PART IN HUNT HARVEST AS WELL.   Our guides will make every effort possible to get you shooting at every bird.  ALSO NOTE, BIRDS MISSED BY OTHER HUNTERS CAN BE TAKEN BY YOU FREE,  NO BAG LIMIT HERE!  YOU WILL NOT FIND THAT AT OTHER LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY!
Clients who bring their dogs must except responsibility for the number of birds found. Our guides can not control the performance of clients dogs.  If you choose to bring your dogs be sure your hunting buddies understand this prior to arrival.  You are welcome to bring your dogs, tell us this at the point of booking the hunt.  On the European shoots harvest is usually around 70% due to the challenging shooting that is required.  It is amazing!  God Bless, Kim

WHAT TO BRING

Each hunter should bring walking boots and normal outdoor wear.  One piece of Hunter Orange is required.   We have orange caps and vests in the pro shop.  Shooting glasses too, and are also available in the pro shop.  Walking is in native grass and milo.  Basic field hunting cover.  Brush pants not needed.   You can buy shotgun shells here in the pro shop cheaper than almost all discount stores.  As we buy direct from Federal.  This saves packing them for the drive here.  Shotguns can be un-plugged here.  Ice Chest to take the birds home is a good idea.  We dress all the birds and place in freezer bags for you.   Advise any shotgun if a 12 ga. for the field hunts.  For the European shoots we highly advise auto-loaders and take the plugs out.  Note, no shot larger than #6 is allowed, for safety reasons.  ALL HUNTERS GETTING LICENSES AT OUR OFFICE MUST KNOW OR BRING THE SS NUMBER!  showmebird@ckt.net if you have more questions.  God bless, Kim

God Bless,

Kim  and Claudette Shira

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