McPherson Valley Wetlands

Area News

2015 Dove Management

UPDATE 8/21/15

McPherson Valley Wetlands will have one, 62-acre sunflower field for dove hunting during the 2015 season.  The field is located one mile north of Arapaho Road on 10th Avenue, southeast of Inman, in the Little Sinkhole Unit.  The May planting of sunflowers was flooded out, but the June planting of sunflowers is looking good; however, the flowers will not be mature for the September 1st dove opener and they will not be mowed or harvested until after the season is open.  As a result, this field should provide better opportunities for dove hunting later in September. This field is open to ALL hunters, and non-toxic shot is required. All hunters are required to either obtain and complete a free daily hunt permit, available on the property, or use the i-Sportsman electronic hunt permit system.  Hunters are encouraged to use i-Sportsman instead of the paper hunt permits as i-Sportsman will be required of all hunters in 2016.  Please see the KDWPT website to complete the registration process for i-Sportsman.

For additional information please contact the McPherson Valley Wetlands office at (620) 241-7669.


Staff at the McPherson Valley Wetlands will be producing a newsletter that will include season results, upcoming projects, special opportunities, fall flights, and other information that hunters / users may need to know if planning to visit the area. The newsletter will be produced bi-annually, prior to hunting season (mid August to mid September) and following waterfowl season (mid March to mid April). This document will be distributed electronically, and if you are interested in getting on the mailing list Click here.

The newsletter is an attempt to get information to more of our constituents since attendance at our public informational meeting has been very low due to a variety of reasons.

Wildlife Violations:

In the past, area staff has (after the fact) been informed of regulation violations during the hunting season. Even though selective law enforcement by Public Lands and Law Enforcement division employees, is done routinely at the wetlands, we can't be everywhere all the time. If you witness a violation, please call the area office at (620)-241-7669 and leave a description of the violation including the vehicle tag number if possible.