Wilson Area News

2015 Managed Dove Fields (OCTET-STREAM - 6.77 kB)

All designated dove management fields described below require NON-TOXIC SHOT for the 2015 DOVE SEASON.  If hunters choose to hunt other locations on the WA not specifically managed for doves, non-toxic shot is not required.  Sunflower fields will have portions of fields mowed leading up to the season.  Wheat fields will be burned, mowed, or lightly disked.  Some managed dove fields will have mowed parking areas and/or mowed walking trails to the fields.

The Spring Creek Dove Fields will be reserved for a youth dove hunt on Sept 5th.  They will be closed to hunting Sept 1st-4th.  The Spring Creek Dove Fields will be open to all dove hunters September 6th.  This area is closed to hunting to improve opportunities for the youth hunters.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Several other managed sunflower and wheat fields are open to all dove hunters September 1st.

Mellard Rd Sunflower Dove Field (8 ac) - 3/4 mile east of 192nd and Mellard Rd, field on south side of Mellard Rd; sunflowers produced well and strips will be mowed in mid/late August

Old Archery Range Sunflower Dove Field (8 ac) - Access from hunter parking lot 1/2 mile north of Saline River Bridge on east side of 192nd Rd; a walking trail will be mowed to the field; sunflowers produced well and strips will be mowed in mid/late August.

Dam Rd Sunflower (5 ac) and Wheat (5 ac) Dove Fields - Access from hunter parking lot 1/2 mile north of Dam Rd and 193rd; a walking trail to the fields will be mowed; sunflowers produced well and strips will be mowed in mid/late August; wheat will be mowed and/or disked lightly

Cedar Creek Bridge Sunflower Dove Field (4 ac)– Located ¼ north of Land Rd and 195th (Cedar Creek Bridge); sunflowers produced well and strips will be mowed in mid/late August

Spring Creek Sunflower and Wheat Dove Fields– Located along Reservoir Lane near Spring Creek; One wheat field (10 acres) will be burned toward the end of August; two cover crop fields produced an excellent stand of sunflowers and strips will be mowed in mid/late August.  Reserved for youth dove hunt on Sept 5th.  Closed to dove hunting Sept 1st-4th.  Open to all dove hunters Sept 6th.

Mandatory Hunter Survey Cards will be required through the first full weekend of dove hunting season and will be available at each field.

2015 Youth Mentor Dove Hunt Information (PDF - 343.62 kB)

KDWPT, in partnership with Black Gold Pheasants Forever and Big Brothers Big Sisters, will host the 5th Annual Youth Mentor Dove Hunt at Wilson Wildlife Area on September 4th and 5th.