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I'm located in Rush County Kansas and all I can find here is somewhat boring clam shells. I understand the Niobara formation is a must go to, but how exactly can I plan a trip to go visit somewhere in the state to go hunting? So my questions are how can I connect to people and get access to good hunting land, also any additional info. Thanks
TFF, After about 10 months, I am finally scheduling myself to make another trip to western Kansas next week - 8/27-8/30. I am conducting field work for my master's thesis which focuses on outcrop modeling and interpretation of Niobrara fracture systems using a drone. I feel fortunate that one of my field areas is famous for its abundance of preserved Cretaceous fauna. While I'm out there, I figured I would try to make an effort to visit some well-known fossil localities that have public access or find private landowners that are also enthusiastic about fossils. Previously, I was lucky enough to find a near-complete Cimolichthyes jaw and some other large fish vertebrae. I know I can re-visit that same site in an effort to find other fossils but I thought I would reach out to Kansas veterans to see if anyone else has suggestions of locations to visit. From reading some of the other threads, it sounds like Castle Rock is a fairly popular destination for public hunting, but I have a feeling after all these decades that there might be other spots that have been less picked-over. I'm looking to find anything and everything but would especially like to find a few teeth. I have relatively little diversity in my current fossil collection. Thanks in advance for your help and guidance!