Introducing New Managing Partner

Please allow me to take this opportunity to introduce myself and invite you to hunt with us at Tallgrass Lodge. My name Lee K. Durham, the new managing partner for Tallgrass Lodge, your premier Kansas hunting venue.  I want to thank Kirk Cherry for his hard work as managing partner over the past eight years, he is taking a well deserved break and I am sure we all wish him well.  Kirk is still a partner and may make guest appearances at Tallgrass to cook (everyone who has hunted here before will like that idea!). Kirk and I began Tallgrass eight years ago with a vision of providing the best hunting and outdoor adventure in Kansas at a reasonable price.  It is my great pleasure to have assumed the leadership of Tallgrass, I consider myself fortunate to have been given this opportunity to continue Tallgrass’ fine reputation for quality hunts, exceptional services, and friendly staff.

This transition offers new and exciting challenges, all of which I am looking forward to. Prior to assuming the leadership of Tallgrass I served 30 years as a Special Forces and Infantry Officer culminating in commanding an Infantry Brigade in Afghanistan.  After retirement from the US Army I was with the University of North Georgia Language Flagship Program in the Office of Executive Affairs.  Now I look forward to getting back to my first love, the great outdoors and hunting.

Tallgrass has some of the finest people working for one goal, to provide you with the best hunting experience, including fine accommodations, quality wildlife, and exceptional food.  We made a few changes over this off season including acquiring an 1880s limestone lodge house, building a new sight-in range, a new and improved dog kennel, improving and adding additional stands, and acquiring new hunting ground to supplement land we have hunted for years.

Tallgrass Lodge is located in the rolling Flint Hills of Geary and Dickenson counties in north central Kansas, within easy driving distance of Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, and Lawrence. Tallgrass Lodge can accommodate 10 hunters at any one time including private and semi private bedroom and bath facilities. Tallgrass Lodge offers white tail and upland game bird hunting, as well as the ability to take advantage of the regions premier fishing lakes including Lakes Milford, Tuttle Creek, and Geary County State Lake. Within the hunting community, a majority of business is generated by word of mouth, therefore our reputation for quality service are key to our continued success.

Please take a few minutes to look at our web site at and then give me a call. I will do whatever I can to make sure you get the information you need in order to make a sound hunting choice.

Thanks for visiting our website. Happy hunting and good luck wherever you decide to hunt.

Best Regards,


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  1. Pete Shores
    Pete Shores says:

    Lee, looking forward to meeting you in late October! I’ll be in for a Bow hunt on 10-29. I have heard some good things about Tallgrass from other hunters I’ve run across on other hunts. I have a personal goal of a 140+ with my Bow before I get to old. Hoping I get my opportunity then! Looking forward to a great time and great hunt!


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