Brzon Wildlife Area

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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 Lovewell Area office. 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.

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Area News - Updated: 08/30/2013
Brzon Wildlife Area News

2013 Dove Management Fields-

Located North of Belleville, KS. Google Earth maps are available Below. Sunflowers are planted on a 6 acre field. It is located approx. ΒΌ mi. north of the information shelter off Fir Rd. One 8 acre field of wheat stubble will be mowed or burned prior to the season opener. Several, small ponds in the middle of the area also attract doves. The entire area will be open to Youth / Mentor / Novice hunters ONLY for the first 2 days of the season (September 1& 2). The area will be open to all hunters on Sept. 3 and through September 30. Mandatory Hunter Survey Cards will be required during the first 3 days of the Dove hunting Season and will be available at the Information Center.

2013 Dove Management Field Maps (Google Earth KMZ File)

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.

General Information
County/Counties:

Brzon WA (PDF 383.67 kB)

Area Manager: Rob Unruh
Phone: (785) 753-4971

Information on 2013 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.


Special Regulations
  • A permit for Special Hunts is required between Oct.1 and Mar. 1.

Here is a complete list of Public Land Regulations or you can download the regulation summary.

History

Brzon Wildlife Area was a WILDTRUST donation by Michael Brzon in 1989.

Brzon Facilities
Parking Area
  • 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