Welcome from another Tennessean and I probably need to come help you scout your place and hunt it with you just to get you strated right. I always need new material for an article.
I have hunted KS quite a few times and have found some great deer there. Hunted on some river near Chanute (been a long time, can't remember the name) and killed a dandy 11-point back in the mid-90's. When I was rodeoing for a living, I worked rodeos all over KS from the Flint Hills to Goodland.
Welcome and keep us posted on your progress.