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Our Story

Over the years, it has become increasingly difficult to find walk-in hunting access tracts with suitable habitat to hunt. Tired of wasting time and money scouting WIHA fields, we founded Field Scout as a solution to this problem. The first tool of its kind to be compatible with a mobile device, Field Scout combines mapping and data to deliver location analytics on what type of agricultural crops to expect this season on specific tracts of WIHA lands. We are the only source for current crop field data on public lands.

Field Scout offered a trial package for fall 2021 in the Smoky Hill region of North Central Kansas and will be expanding to cover public lands through central and western Kansas for fall 2023. 

With roots in Kansas, Field Scout is dedicated to supporting public access programs in the state. A portion of every sale will be gifted to KDWP Wild Trust Foundation in an effort to provide the WIHA program with additional resources to lease quality hunting grounds and open new lands in the state to the public.

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INTRODUCTION

Like many other useful tools, Field Scout was developed to help solve a problem.

In recent years public hunting access programs have grown in size and popularity throughout the Midwest. States such as Kansas have opened up over 1 million acres of private land to the public through through the "Walk-in Hunting Access" program know as WIHA. Lands enrolled in these types of programs are often CRP grass, native rangeland, riparian areas or wetlands, and farmland with a diverse range of crops that provide food and cover for many different species of wildlife. Hunters have begun to notice a change in land use patterns with the changing times. With massive losses to the CRP nationwide and the growing demand to produce the crops that puts food on the table, there has been a noticeable shift in the amount of agricultural production on the landscape, as well as crop selection for production. During the 2019-2020 season, Kansas recorded the fewest amount of wheat acres planted during the past 100 years and again during the current 2023 wheat season Kansas recorded the fewest acres harvested due to drought. . An area of the country known as the breadbasket of America is rapidly changing. Hunters are seeing more and more corn and beans along roadsides in familiar places where wheat and milo use to span for miles. Advancements in technology, crop seed genetics, and herbicides has changed the way farmers conduct operations. Ultimately leaving wildlife with fewer and fewer places to inhabit. 

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WHO WE ARE

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Tyson Seirer, Founder

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