Brzon Wildlife Area
In 1989 Michael Brzon deeded a 320-acre Republic County farm to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism through the WILDTRUST program for the purpose of providing a wildlife area to be used by all people whom enjoy the Kansas outdoors. The area was a working farm with both cropland and pastureland. The Brzon Wildlife Area is managed under special conditions to allow quality outdoor experiences.
Upland and big game hunting is by special permit only during the season. Special Hunt applications are available through the KDWPT Special Hunt program. The Brzon Wildlife Area is located in an area of the state that normally supports a good population of both bobwhite quail and ringneck pheasant and excellent dove shooting can be found in early September.See Dove Hunting Special Regulations in the Area News
2017 Dove Management Field-
Located North of Belleville, KS. Google Earth maps are available Below. Sunflowers were planted on one fields totalling 8 acres. It is located approx. ¼ mi. west of the information shelter along Fir Rd. Strips will be mowed prior to the season opener. Several, small ponds in the middle of the area also attract doves. 2017 Dove Fields (GoogleEarth kmz file)
The entire area will be open ONLY to Youth hunters and there mentors September 1, 2 and 3. Each hunter 16 and older must be accompanied by at least one youth 15 and younger. The area will be open to ALL dove hunters Sept. 4 through September 30.
Mandatory Hunter Survey Cards will be required during the Dove hunting Season and will be available at the Information Center.
All other hunting on Brzon WA is controlled by the Department's Special Hunt program through an application and drawing process http://ksoutdoors.com/Hunting/Special-Hunts-Information
Because Hunter Education classes are sometimes not regularly scheduled and often difficult to work into already busy schedules, the State of Kansas has made it easier to begin hunting even without taking the class. In recent years, Kansas has passed laws so that persons 15 and younger may hunt without hunter education as long as they are directly supervised by an adult 18 or older. Again this year Kansas allows anyone 16 years and older who has not passed a hunter ed class to purchase a one-time "apprentice hunting license" which allows them to hunt while accompanied by a licensed adult 18 or older. The apprentice license is good for the calendar year.
Remember before heading to the field to purchase your HIP stamp and plug those shotguns so they are capable of holding no more than 3 shells.
Google Earth (kmz file) of Brzon Wildlife Area
Area Manager: Rob Unruh
Phone: (785) 753-4971
Information on 2015 Dove Fields is available - click Area News icon above
A Google Earth Map of the entire Wildlife Area is now available: Brzon Wildlife Area Google Earth (kmz file)
Brzon Wildlife Area is located north of Belleville, KS from the intersection of US Hwy. 36 and 81, eight miles North and 4 miles West on Fir Road.
Brzon Wildlife Area was a WILDTRUST donation by Michael Brzon in 1989.
- Type of Facility: Parking Lot
- Location of Facility: 39.928992 -97.695276
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A parking area is located off of Fir Rd. next to the stone monument and information center