Deadline for youth education program is Jan. 17
PRATT -- A youth hunting program has been incorporated into the Governor's Annual One-Shot Turkey Hunt, held in Butler County April 12-14, 2006. Six Kansas youngsters between the ages of 12 and 18, who have completed a certified hunter education program, will be selected to participate. All participants must have a valid Kansas spring turkey permit, and those 16 and older must also have a valid Kansas hunting license. The youth must be accompanied by an adult except when with a guide.

Those lucky winners will be provided the following:

  • a guide;
  • tickets and passes to all events for the parent/sponsor and the youth;
  • one turkey permit;
  • eligibility to join the Past Shooter and Guides Association when they turn 21; and
  • special awards.

All Kansas youth interested in turkey hunting are encouraged to apply. To obtain an application, contact Gene White, 218 West Central, Box 308, El Dorado, KS 67042, or phone 316-321-1710 or 316-320-7708. Deadline for application is Jan. 17, 2006.