Dove Flats Wildlife Area
Dove Flats is a 206 acre property of upland type habitat including native grasses, cropland and mixed habitats. Management is primarily aimed at upland and grassland type species with an emphasis on Dove hunting management.
Dove Hunting - Fifteen acres of sunflowers were planted this year for dove hunting. One wheat stubble field was burned and other wheat stubble is located nearby. The area will be open to youth/mentor hunting only on opening day. A youth 17 years old or younger and their supervising adult mentor may also hunt. The area will be open to all hunters on the following day on. See the department web site for all of Region 5 dove hunting opportunities.
This property was utilized as an air base during WWII, and was declared surplus property, then donated to the then Forestry, Fish and Game in 1974 for wildlife habitat and hunting. The property was initially managed in conjunction with the Elk City Wildlife Area, located a few miles to the south. The property was renamed Dove Flats in 1996 to recognize the long tradition of Dove hunting in the local area.