Brzon Wildlife 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.