McPherson Valley Wetlands

Area News

THE 2017 - 2018 HUNTING SEASON RAPIDLY APPROACHES!!!

In September 2016, McPherson Valley Wetlands completed the transition to the i-Sportsman electronic hunt permit system.  There will only be one paper daily hunt permit box on the entire property, and it is located at 967 Mohawk Road near the area headquarters. Hunters that use paper cards from this box are asked to return their hunt permits to this box as well, as all other hunt permit boxes on the property will either be removed or closed.  Please plan accordingly and register for i-Sportsman prior to the September 1st opener of hunting season.  For those of you who have already set up an account with i-Sportsman, this is a good time to make sure you remember those user names and passwords!

You can find a link to i-Sportsman on the KDWPT web page, and all hunters are strongly encouraged to set up an account and begin using the electronic system, as i-Sportsman usage will be enforced this season.

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

FIELDS MANAGED FOR DOVE HUNTING:

McPherson Valley Wetlands will have two dove fields for the 2017 season.  The first field is a 60-acre sunflower field located southeast of Inman in the Little Sinkhole Unit, one mile north of Arapaho Road at the intersection of 11th and Arrowhead.  Strips have been mowed in this field and dove numbers are fair.  The second field is a 7-acre patch of millets and sunflower, bordering a 60-acre wheat stubble field.  This field is located in the Chain of Lakes unit southeast of intersection of 9th and Frontier.  This field looks decent, but needs rain.  If weather permits, the wheat stubble will be burned and/or mowed prior to the season opener.

These fields are open to ALL hunters, and non-toxic shot is required.  Please register with i-Sportsman if you plan on hunting at McPherson Valley Wetlands.  Paper hunt permits will not be available at the dove fields, and the use of i-Sportsman will be enforced.

Newsletter:

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 information meetings has been very low.

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.