Perry Wildlife Area News

Four managed Dove fields are located on the Perry Wildlife Area totaling 63 acres. ALL DOVE FIELDS ON PERRY WILDLIFE AREA ARE NON-TOXIC SHOT ONLY.All fields are sunflowers with the centers of the fields mowed out for hunters to sit around the perimeter of each field.  One field is located just South of the area office near 174th and Finney Rd to the East of Finney Rd. and totals 18.6 acres. The refuge Dove field is located just North of the intersection of Headwater and Cove Rd. on the east side of Cove and totals 17.7 acres. The refuge Dove field will be closed to all hunting/access and will open for hunters on Monday September 5th.  A third field is located just Southeast of the intersection of 130th and Edwards Rd. and totals 12.5 acres. The last field is 14.1 acres and located just south of K16 on Ferguson Rd. in the Youth and Mentor/Handicapped field.   Each adult must be accompanied by an actively hunting youth to be hunting this field. The Sunflower field located at 190th on the South side of the road experienced multiple floods and caused the flowers to fail, therefore there will be no Sunflower field in the 190th area this year.

Maintain safe shooting distances between hunting parties and always know what lies beyond your target. It is highly recommended that hunters where safety/shooting glasses within the dove fields to prevent potential injury due to falling pellets.

Detailed maps and information will be posted on the Perry Wildlife Area web page.

Perry Wildlife Area is included in the electronic permitting system iSportsman. This system, which will streamline data gathering for management purposes and be convenient for hunters, has taken the place of the old paper dove survey card system. Hunters can register at any time by going to kdwpt.isportsman.net, and clicking on “Register” to create a permit. Once you obtain a permit and are ready to hunt, click on login, than enter login ID and password to “check-in” daily for hunts. After you are done hunting, you will “check-out” and record any harvest you may have from the hunt. You are also able to check-in/check-out by telephone or smart phone. iSportsman is mandatory for all hunters pursuing any types of game on the Perry Wildlife Area

For additional information go to: kdwpt.isportsman.net or call Public Lands Section at 620-672-5911.

 

Field #1:Non-Toxic shot only. Refuge field closed to public hunting/access, will open September 5th. This field is located just North of the intersection of Headwater and Cove Rd. on the east side of Cove and totals 17.7 acres.

Field #2: Non-Toxic shot only. This field is located just South of the area office near 174th and Finney Rd to the East of Finney Rd. and totals 18.6 acres.

Field #3: Non-Toxic shot only. This field is 14.1 acres and located just south of K16 on Ferguson Rd. in the Youth and Mentor/Handicapped field.   Each adult must be accompanied by an actively hunting youth to be hunting this field.

Field #4: Non-Toxic shot only. This field is located just Southeast of the intersection of 130th and Edwards Rd. and totals 12.5 acres.

All fields throughout the area highlighted in yellow.