Managed Dove Hunting Areas on KDWPT Public Lands

Managed Dove Hunting Areas on KDWPT Public Lands

2019 Fields Managed for Dove Hunting

Below are fields managed for dove hunting by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and other locations with dove hunting opportunities available. Weather, soil moisture, and other factors could prevent management as planned. For the most up-to-date information, click on the area name in the left column or contact the area manager.

Northwest
Area Description Contact
Brzon

Located North of Belleville, KS. Google Earth maps are available on website. Check Brzon website for more details and updates.

No Report Submitted

Rob Unruh

(785) 753-4971

Cedar Bluff

For the 2019 Mourning Dove season there will be 2 managed dove fields available on the Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area.

Page Creek South: This field is a mowed proso millet field that is open to all hunters. This is a traditional dove field located at the south end of Page Creek on the south side of AA Road.

Youth Mentor: This field is mowed safflower that is open to Youth / Mentor hunting only and is located West of Hwy 147 adjacent to the North Shore State Park entrance.

Mandatory Hunter Survey Cards will be required of all hunters and will be available at each field for the first week of dove season.

Located south of Ogallah, KS. Google Earth maps are available on website. Check Cedar Bluff website for more details and updates. Kent Hensley (785) 726-3212

Kent Hensley

(785) 726-3212

Glen Elder

Located near Downs, Cawker City and Glen Elder, KS. Google Earth maps are available on website. Check Glen Elder WA website for more details and updates.

Glen Elder Wildlife Area does NOT requiring non-toxic shot for dove hunting.  Sunflower fields will have portions of fields mowed leading up to the season. Wheat fields will be burned, mowed, or lightly disked. All managed dove areas will have mowed parking areas and mowed walking trails to the fields

THE CAWKER CITY FIELDS WILL BE CLOSED TO HUNTING ON SEPTEMBER 1ST FOR OUR YOUTH DOVE HUNT. This was designated on 8/29. On Sept. 2nd the field will open to Youth and Mentor Hunting until Sept. 8. During this time, adults may only hunt the field if they have a youth 17 or younger hunting with them. On Sept. 9 the field will be open to all hunters for the remainder of the season. 

County Line Fields- 3 miles east of Downs and about 1/2 mile south of Highway 24. One 18 acre sunflower field located on west side of road.

Cawker City Fields- (Youth Field for 2019) 1/4 mile west of Cawker City and 1/4 mile south of Highway 24 adjacent to the old airport strip.  One 17 acre field of sunflowers and 3 acres of wheat just west of the sunflower field. Hunters should turn off Highway 24 immediately west of the railroad tracks and park where the trail forks.

West North Fork Field- 1 mile south of Downs, 1 mile east, and 1 mile back to north. One 12 acre sunflower field located just east of parking lot.

East North Fork Field-  1.5 miles south of Highway 24 on 110 Rd, park near the entrance to the boat ramp, then walk about ½ mile SW on trail that leads to the 13 acre sunflower field.  

North Granite Creek Field- (this field is inaccessable due to flood waters over C Rd.) 1.5 miles north of Highway 24 on 150 Rd., then east ½ mile on C Rd.  One 6 acre field of wheat on the north side of C Rd.

West Granite Creek Field-  ¼ mile north of Highway 24 on 150 Rd, then ¼ mile east on D Rd. One 8 acre sunflower field on the north side of D. Rd.

Southwest Granite Creek Field- Hunters should park near the metal gates south of Highway 24 and 150 Rd. without blocking access. One 8 acre wheat field just south of the gates. 

Glen Elder WA is now using the iSportsman electronic Daily Check-in/ Check-out system for ALL hunting on the property.  Hunters must register for an iSportsman Account by going to kdwpt.isportsman.net  Once an account is created, daily check-in can be completed using computer, smart phone or telephone. 

Chris Lecuyer

(785) 545-3345

Ottawa State Fishing Lake There are no sunflower fields at Ottawa this year due to wet conditions.

Scott Thomasson

(785) 658-2465

Norton

Norton Wildlife Area has three areas that have been managed for dove hunting. Sunflowers will be mowed in the month leading up to dove opener (yellow outline). Wheat fields will be burned in the month leading up to dove opener (black outline).

Dove Hunters MUST complete survey cards for each day of hunting and must carry permits while hunting. Please indicate which area you hunted on the permit.

Area 1- Sunflowers(48 acres): From HWY 36 West of Norton drive 2.3 miles south on HWY 383 to the North Road of the Wildlife Area (enter at KDOT mixing strip). Managed dove area starts at the parking area.Survey cards are available at the parking area.

Area 2- Burned Wheat Stubble(32 acres): From HWY 36 West of Norton drive 3 miles South and turn East onto the South Road of the Wildlife Area. Managed dove area is 2 miles East of HWY 383 on the West side of Schoen’s Cove.Survey cards are available at the parking area.

Area 3- Sunflowers(20 acres): From HWY 36 west of Norton drive 3 miles South and turn East onto the South Road of the Wildlife Area. Managed dove area is 2.5 miles East of HWY 383 side on the North side of the road.Survey cards are available at the parking area.

Google Earth maps are available on website. Check Norton website for details and updates.

Luke Winge

(785) 877-2953

Webster

Webster Wildlife Area has one 7.6 acre sunflower field that should provide good opportunities for dove hunting. The field consists of two patches separated by a grassed terrace. Portions of the patches have been mowed prior to the dove opener. The field is located on the north end and east side of the road that runs below the dam. Webster Wildlife Area does NOT require non-toxic shot for dove hunting.  A Google Earth file is available on the Webster WA website.

THE FIELD IS OPEN TO ALL HUNTERS

Mandatory Hunter Survey Cards will be required during the first 7 days of the Dove hunting season for hunting on this field. Survey cards are available at the field.

Located west of Stockton, KS. on U.S. Hwy 24. Check Webster website for more details and updates.

Michael Zajic

(785) 425-6775

Wilson

There are 2 managed dove fields at Wilson, both of which are planted to sunflowers. Portions of the fields will be mowed prior to dove season. 

Both fields are located along 193rd St. on the north side of the reservoir. The first field is located straight south 0.5 miles of the Mellard Rd. and 193rd St. intersection. It is located on the west side of the road access that dead-ends to the river. The second field is just east of the first field, but it is located on the north side of 193rd St. Please refrain from blocking the field drive while accessing this field.

Google early maps are available on the Wilson Wildlife Area website

Scott Thomasson

(785) 658-2465

Northeast
Area Description Contact
Kansas River Wildlife Area

Urish Tract-Due to flooding and extremely wet conditions there are no sunflowers at this site this year. To hunt the area you must obtain a daily hunt permit through I-sportsman (kdwpt.isportsman.net). Non-toxic shot is required for this area.

Fitzgerald Tract –Due to flooding and extremely wet conditions there are no sunflowers at this site this year. All hunting will be done by permits issued through I-sportsman (kdwpt.isportsman.net). This is a youth/mentor hunt area. The mentor is allowed to hunt. The use of non-toxic shot is required for this area. 

Macvicar Tract- Due to flooding and extremely wet conditions there are no sunflowers at this site this year.  All access to hunting this areas is done by permits issued through I-sportsman (kdwpt.isportsman.net).  All hunting is with non-toxic shot. 

A map of the wildlife area is located at the Kansas River Wildlife Area webpage.

Justin Hamilton

(913) 845-2665

Perry

DUE TO RECORD SETTING AND LONG-LASTING FLOOD EVENTS THIS SPRING, ONLY TWO FIELDS SURVIVED THE FLOODING AND ARE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR. WE PLANTED NEAR 80 ACRES AS WE USUALLY DO AND WILL CONTINUE TO IN YEARS TO COME. THERE IS NO YOUTH/MENTOR/HANDICAP OR REFUGE FIELD THIS YEAR.

Two managed Dove fields are located on the Perry Wildlife Area totaling about 28 acres. ALL DOVE FIELDS ON PERRY WILDLIFE AREA ARE NON-TOXIC SHOT ONLY.All fields are sunflowers with the centers of the fields mowed out for hunters to sit around the perimeter of each field.  A field is located just Southwest of the area office off Finney Rd to the West of Finney Rd. and totals 8.5 acres. The second field is located North of 190th Rd on the West side of the Delaware River. This field is Northeast of the parking area and Kiosk on 190th Rd and totals about 19.4 acres.

Maintain safe shooting distances between hunting parties and always know what lies beyond your target. It is highly recommended that hunters where safety/shooting glasses within the dove fields to prevent potential injury due to falling pellets.

Detailed map and information will be posted on the Perry Wildlife Area web page and the front door of the wildlife area office.

Perry Wildlife Area is included in the electronic permitting system iSportsman. This system, which will streamline data gathering for management purposes and be convenient for hunters, has taken the place of the old paper dove survey card system. Hunters can register at any time by going to kdwpt.isportsman.net, and clicking on “Register” to create a permit. Once you obtain a permit and are ready to hunt, click on login, than enter login ID and password to “check-in” daily for hunts. After you are done hunting, you will “check-out” and record any harvest you may have from the hunt. You are also able to check-in/check-out by telephone or smart phone. iSportsman is mandatory for all hunters pursuing any type of game on the Perry Wildlife Area

For additional information go to: kdwpt.isportsman.net or call Public Lands Section at 620-672-5911. 

Andrew Page

(785) 945-6615

Clinton

Hunters are required to register and check in and out using I-sportsman (kdwpt.isportsman.net). This information helps guide future management efforts. Due to flooding and extremely wet conditions sunflower fields are extremely weedy and sunflowers are sparse. There are five fields that will be mowed for dove hunting.  All fields open on September 1st except for the youth hunt field off of Hershell road that will be used on the 1st for a youth hunt. That field will open to everyone on September 2nd. Check the map online for the location of all dove fields.  Please be aware that all fields are NON-TOXIC shot.

Detailed maps and information are posted on the Clinton Wildlife Area web page.

Justin Hamilton

(785) 887-6882

Buck Creek Due to flooding and extremely wet conditions there are no sunflowers at this site this year. Hunters are selected for hunts at Buck Creek through the Special Hunts Program

Justin Hamilton

(785) 887-6882

Milford

Milford has been heavily affected by the flooding.  Only 2 sunflower fields, total of 20 acres, survived and only one of those is accessible at this time.  

A map is available on the Milford Area news page.  

Kristin Kloft

(785) 461-5402

Clay/Dickinson County WIHA No dove fields in 2019

Clint Thornton

(785) 414-0016

Hillsdale

Hunters are required to check-in electronically before hunting (kdwpt.isportsman.net). All Sunflower Dove Fields Are Non-Toxic Shot Only. Two sunflower fields (42 acres total) are available across the Wildlife Area. Sunflower field production was good where fields stayed dry throughout the growing season. Due to the limited number of sunflower fields, all fields will be open access in 2019 (i.e., there will not be a designated Youth-Mentor field). Additionally, four milo fields (45 acres total) may provide some opportunity for walk and flush hunting, especially where near sunflowers.

See Hillsdale Wildlife Area webpage for maps

Zach Ramsay

(913) 594-3600

Rutlader

No dove fields will be available at Rutlader Wildlife Area in 2019

See Rutlader Wildlife Area Brochures 

Zach Ramsay

(913) 594-3600

Elwood

Only Non-Toxic shot allowed on Elwood wildlife area.

Hunters are required to register and check in and out using I-Sportsman. (kdwpt.isportsman.net or call Public Lands Section at 620-672-5911)

No Report Submitted

Detailed maps with field locations and sizes are available at the Elwood Wildlife Area web page

Maps will also be posted on signs at the parking areas. 

Kirk Thompson

(913) 367-7811

 

Hunter Baillie

(913) 426-4153

 

Thad Eylar (913)426-4304

Benedictine Bottoms

Only Non-Toxic shot allowed on Benedictine Bottoms wildlife area.

Hunters are required to register and check in and out using I-Sportsman. (kdwpt.isportsman.net or call Public Lands Section at 620-672-5911)

No Report Submitted

See Benedictine Bottoms Wildlife Area web page for map

Maps will also be posted on signs at the parking areas.

Kirk Thompson

(913) 367-7811

 

Hunter Baillie

(913) 426-4153

 

Thad Eylar (913)426-4304

Oak Mills

Only Non-Toxic shot allowed on Oak Mills wildlife area.

Hunters are required to register and check in and out using I-Sportsman. (kdwpt.isportsman.net or call Public Lands Section at 620-672-5911)

No Report Submitted

Detailed maps with field locations and sizes are available at the Oak Mills Wildlife Area webpage.

Maps will also be posted on signs at the parking areas.

Kirk Thompson

(913) 367-7811

Hunter Baillie

(913) 426-4153

Thad Eylar (913)426-4304

Bolton

Bolton fields are split between wheat, sunflower and fallow. Sunflower fields are looking to be dried down in time and will be mowed prior to season. Half of the wheat field will be burned 1-2 weeks prior to season and the other half a few days prior to opener. Opening day is by special hunt award only, dove fields are non toxic shot only. This area will also be on the I-Sportsman system, please remember to log in before your hunt.  

To view a map of the food plots, go to area news on KDWPT web site for Bolton Wildlife Area

Byron Brown

(785) 539-9999

Jeffrey Energy Center

Center Unit #1: 1 acre was planted to sunflowers and 1 acre planted to wheat. The sunflower field produced relatively well despite weather conditions in the area and will be mowed with strips left in the field before season. The wheat field on the area is in fair condition and will be burned before opening day. Unit #1 is located approximately 4 miles North of Belvue on the West side of Lost Creek Road. These fields will be non-toxic shot only. Unit #2-Will be closed to the public September 1st and 2nd to allow for the annual Youth Dove hunt hosted by Westar. It will be open to the public on Sept. 5th. Fields will be non-toxic shot only. 

To view a map of the area go to area news on Jeffrey Energy Center

Byron Brown

(785) 539-9999

Noe

No Report Submitted

hunter access chosen through KDWPT special hunts program

 
Tuttle Creek Tuttle Creek was a total loss due to flooding.  There were sunflowers planted late at Irving, but they will not be ripe for the opener.

Nathan Henry

(785) 363-7316

Southwest
Area Description Contact
Concannon 2 waterholes that will be mowed around are located on the southern side of the property.  The lake is empty with good roost trees around it.  Lots of native sunflowers grow around the creek drainage. Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Cheyenne Bottoms

No dove fields in 2019

A map and other information can be found on the Cheyenne Bottoms WA webpage.

Jason Wagner

(620) 793-3066

Finney  A solar pump on the property runs when the sun shines. The water is pumped into a small watering hole for all wildlife to utilize. There are several large ponds on adjacent properties that may pull in more doves than this small waterhole. There is excellent roosting sites throughout the property that should provide for great early morning and late evening hunts. One may even be productive walking through the trees and "flushing" birds Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Garton A water tank at Garton is always full for wildlife to utilize.  The well runs several hours a day and water runs out the overflow creating a small waterhole. Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Goodman There's a 4 acre food plot located along the west edge of the property. It sits between 2 cedar tree rows and was planted to milo. Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Hodgeman The lake has good water in it and lots of native sunflowers around the edge. There are also 2 waterholes on the property. 247 acres were just added to Hodgeman WA. There is a nice creek bottom on the property that has plenty of trees for roosting sites. There is also a spring in the drainage that supplies a natural wetland (below the lake dam) and several small ponds that are maintaining water. Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Kepley There is a small waterhole that is pumped daily.  Prior to the season weeds will be mowed down around the waterhole. Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Lane The shelter belts at Lane always provide good roosting sites and with the irrigated crops nearby, there should be no shortage of doves. Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Pratt Sandhills Wildlife Area

No Report Submitted

Download the Pratt Sandhills electronic brochure for watering site locations on the wildlife area.  Most water sites will provide good opportunity for dove hunting.

Todd Gatton
(620) 895-6446
Sandsage Bison Range and Wildlife Area

No planted dove fields for 2019.  There is plenty of food available from the native forbs (tooth-leaf spurge and sunflower) distributed throughout the pastures to attract birds. As always water sites located throughout the pasture system and scattered trees also act as attractants and should provide for some good shooting locations.

Maps and additional information may also be found on the Sandsage Bison Range Wildlife Area webpage.

Tom Norman

(620) 474-3645

Texas Lake No Report Submitted  

Todd Gatton

(620) 895-6446

South Central
Area Description Contact
Byron Walker No Report Submitted

Troy Smith

(620) 532-3242

Cheney No managed dove fields for 2019

Richard Rogers

(620) 459-6922

Kaw No dove fields due to flooding events this spring and early summer

Kurt Grimm

(620) 876-5730

Marion There will be no sunflower fields in 2019 as a result of flooding and wet conditions.

Scott Amos

(620) 732-3946

McPherson Wetlands No managed dove fields for 2019

Jason Black

(620) 241-7669

El Dorado

Two sunflower fields (16,8 acres) were planned for the upcoming dove season.  However due to the spring flooding that occurred at El Dorado Wildlife Area only one field of 8 acres was able to be planted.  The flooding made access to the other planned field impossible.  Portions of the sunflower field will be mowed (if conditions allow) to enhance dove use and hunter access.  The 8-acre field can be accessed from the parking area on Hwy 177 approximately .25 miles south of the Durechen Creek bridge on the east side of the road.  From the parking area follow the gated access road approximately .25 miles east.  Dove hunters using the managed field must use non-toxic shot.  Dove hunters may be asked to obtain a permit prior to hunting and report harvest at the end of their hunt.  Please assist area staff with evaluating these opportunities by following instructions located at permit stations posted at the field.  Hunters are also reminded to please be courteous and aware of other hunting parties while using these fields.

For a brochure and map of the entire wildlife area please visit the El Dorado Wildlife Area web page (El Dorado) and click on the brochure tab at the top of the page. For more information please call (620)767-5900.

Tyler Burt

(316) 322-7513

Council Grove

Lake flooding has significantly impacted dove hunting potential at Council Grove Wildlife Area for the 2019 season.  A 15.6’ flood that began in early May and persisted into early August removed three sunflower tracts (9, 7, 10 acres) that were planted this spring.  As such, there will not be any managed dove fields this year.  

For a brochure and map of the entire wildlife area please visit the Council Grove Wildlife Area web page Council Grove and click on the brochure tab at the top of the page. For more information, please call (620) 767-5900.

Brent Konen

(620) 767-5900

Southeast
Area Description Contact
Berentz-Dick (Buffalo Ranch)

20 acres of sunflowers were planted but weather stress and deer damage prevented any of the plants from flowering.There is no seed production. 

All hunters are required to use the I-Sportsman registration system on this property. There is not very good cell phone service at the parking lots, so hunters are strongly encouraged to sign in before they get to the field.

Darin Porter or Ryan Lies

(620) 331-6820

Big Hill Wildlife Area

Three sunflowers fields approximately six acres in size each, are available for dove hunting at the Big Hill Wildlife Area.  Non-toxic shot only.  No other special regulations in effect.  Dove hunters will find mailboxes with registration cards posted at each dove field area. Instructions posted at these mailboxes will guide hunters through the registration and harvest reporting process.

Two fields are located on the east side of Ford Rd and the third field is located on the south side of19000 Rd.

Dove numbers are expected to be good.

Big Hill brochure: https://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Southeast/Big-Hill

Rob Riggin

(620) 432-5053

Fall River No dove plots were planted for 2019 due to spring flooding.

Benjamin Stultz

(620) 583-6783

Grand Osage Wildlife Area

The Grand Osage Wildlife Area (formerly known as the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant) will have two sunflower fields (40 acres) open to dove hunting.  

Opening day open hunt:One 20-acre field will be open to hunting on opening day, Sunday, Sept 1.  An additional 20-acre field will be hunted if hunter densities are high. Hunters will be escorted from gate to field beginning at 5:00 am.  Hunters will be allowed to hunt until 9:00 am.

Monday, September 2 hunt: One 20-acre field will be open to hunting on the 2nd day of season. This field will not have been hunted the previous day.  Hunters will be escorted from gate to field beginning at 5:00 am.  Hunters will be allowed to hunt until 9:00 am.

Additional dove hunts will take place the mornings of Saturday Sept 7 and 14.  Both fields will be open to the general public.  Gate will open at 5:00 am.

Access restrictions prolong dove use on the fields, providing potential to harvest doves over a three-week period. 

The Grand Osage Wildlife Area is a restricted access property.  Hunters will be escorted to and from hunting fields. The access gate is located at 23050 Scott Road Parsons , KS. 

Non-toxic shot is required for all dove hunting on the Grand Osage Wildlife Area.

Rob Riggin

(620) 432-5053

Hollister Hollister Wildlife Area will have one dove management field for the 2019 dove season. This 20 acre sunflower field is located on the North side of Grand Road, 1 mile East of Elm Creek Lake. Parking for the dove field will be located in 2 designated parking areas located at south end of the field. Grand Road is very narrow and we ask that all hunters park in designated parking areas to allow for traffic. All hunters utilizing this dove management field are required to obtain and complete a free daily hunt permit that will be available at the field when you show up to hunt. Also, hunters will be required to use non-toxic shot.

Monte Manbeck

(620) 449-2539

Marais des Cygnes No Report Submitted

Karl Karrow

(913) 352-8941

Mined Land

Sunflower production was excellent this year and five dove management fields totaling 76 acres are located on the Mined Land Wildlife Area and will be available to dove hunters for the 2019 dove season.  The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has planted sunflowers to specifically attract doves.  The same fields will also benefit other game and non-game species.

Field #45-1 is a sunflower plot 10 acres in size and will be restricted to a youth/mentor hunt on the opening morning from one half hour before sunrise until noon.  After 12:00PM field #45-1 will be open to the general public.  This hunt requires one of the party to be 18 years or older and the youth must be under 16 years of age.  This will be a draw hunt in which interested hunters should call 620-231-3173 for more information. Field #45-1 is located ½ mile west of the intersections of NW Liberty Rd and NW 40th on the south side of NW Liberty.   A public lands manager will be stationed at this location during the morning hunt and signs will be in place to direct hunters to this field as well. 

Unit 45-2 is 13 acres in size and is located west of the corner of NW Liberty Rd and NW 40th Rd on the south side of the road and is open to all hunters.

Unit #38-1 sunflower plot is 18 acres in size and can be found ½ mile east of NW 60th and NW Star Valley on the south side of Star Valley Rd and is open to all hunters.   

Unit #17-1 sunflower plot is 17 acres in size and can be found at the intersection of NW 40th and NW Liberty Rd on the south side of the field and is open to all hunters. 

Unit #17-2 sunflower plot is 18 acres in size and can be found a 100 yards east the intersection of NW 40th and NW Liberty Rd on the south side of the field and is open to all hunters.   

All hunters are required to obtain and complete a daily hunt permit. Cards are available at all hunt sites. All dove managed fields will require non-toxic shot on the Mined Land Wildlife Area fields.

David Jenkins

(620) 827-6301

David Shanholtzer

(620) 827-6301

Toronto No dove plots were planted for 2019 due to spring flooding.

Benjamin Stultz

(620)-583-6783

Dove Flats 10 acres of sunflowers were planted in the second agriculture strip east of the county road. The field looks pretty clean this year and has plenty of seed production. Hunters are required to register prior to hunting with the daily hunt permits located at the field.  The field is located ½ mile south of the intersection of County Roads 3600 and 5600.

Darin Porter or Ryan Lies

(620) 331-6820

Elk City Approximately 60 acres of sunflowers were planted on the area but all fields were lost due to the lake flooding. 

Darin Porter or Ryan Lies

(620) 331-6820

Melvern All Sunflower Fields Non-Toxic Shot Only. Hunters are required to register and check in and out using I-sportsman (kdwpt.isportsman.net). This information helps guide future management efforts. Sunflower/food production was poor this year on  Melvern Wildlife Area. Maps will be located on the Melvern Wildlife Area website as well as the wildlife area office in Reading, Kansas. There are 4 total dove fields placed throughout the area totaling 59 acres, however, due to excessive rains and flooding this year, the sunflower crop did not produce quality sunflowers in the majority of the posted 59 acres. The first 17-acre field is located on our youth/mentor and handicapped hunting area and is the only field designated for youth/mentor and handicapped hunting only. The youth field will be designated 1/2 mile East of the intersection of South Indian Hills Road and West 285th Street on the South side of the road. Each adult must be accompanied by an actively hunting youth under the age of 17. The second 18 acres is located ¼ mile East of the intersection of South Carlson Road and Hwy 170 on the North side of the road. The third 15 acres is located ½ mile North of the intersection of South Carlson and Hwy 170 on the East side of the road. The final 9 acres is located ¼ mile South of the intersection of South Davis Road and West 317th Street on the East side of the road. Anyone with questions please contact Brad Niemann.

Brad Niemann

(620) 699-3372

Woodson

Sunflower production was below average this year at Woodson Wildlife Area.   There were 26 acres planted to Sunflowers on the north end of the Wildlife Area, just south of HWY 54.   Cool, wet conditions were not ideal during the early stages of plant development.  Seed production was relatively high, and above average yields expected, but plant height was severely reduced, and hunter cover is going to be rather sparse.      The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism plants sunflowers to specifically attract migratory doves and benefit public lands hunters.   These fields will also benefit other game and non-game species, that can be found on the Wildlife Area.

There are two parking areas directly adjacent to the Managed Dove Fields, one on the East Side, south of Hwy 54, and one on the West Side, south of Hwy 54.   

All hunters are required to obtain and complete a daily hunt permit.  This is a two-part permit, the top portion MUST be filled out prior to the hunt and deposited in box.   The second partMUSTbe carried on your person while hunting, and then MUST be deposited in the box, when hunt is complete.   These cards are one of the only ways we as managers receive data back from the Dove Management Fields and are used to justify the enormous expenses of maintaining theses fields.   If we do not get and obtain accurate data, installment of these fields may be subject to change in the future. Cards are available at each parking lot. Woodson Wildlife Area Dove Managed Fields will require non-toxic shot.  The remainder of the Wildlife Area is open to lead shot.

Mandatory trash and hull pick up is strictly enforced on the Dove Management Fields.  If you carry it in, carry it out.  Trash receptacles are located at each parking lot for your convenience.

John Johnson

(620) 637-2748