Managed Dove Hunting Areas on KDWPT Public Lands

Managed Dove Hunting Areas on KDWPT Public Lands

2020 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 8 miles North on US 81 and 4 miles west on Fir Rd from Belleville, KS.

Sunflowers are planted on a 7 acre field. It is located 1600 ft. north of the Information Center.  Several, small ponds in the middle of the area also attract doves.

The entire area will be open to Youth / Mentor hunters ONLY Sept. 1 through Sept. 3 the dove field will be limited to youth/mentor hunting only and will be open to all hunters Sept. 4.Non-toxic shot is NOT required at Brzon WA

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

Rob Unruh

(785) 753-4971

Cedar Bluff

Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area will have two managed dove fields.

Page Creek South: This field is a mowed sunflower 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 sunflower field 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 the 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

1 OR 2 FIELDS WILL BE RESERVED FOR YOUTH AND NOVICE HUNTERS SEPT. 1st-SEPT. 8th

Youth-Novice fields will be designated on approximately 8/26 and listed on the Glen Elder WA webpage. On Sept. 9th the fields 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 28 acre sunflower field located on South side of road and one 8 acre wheat field on the East side of the road.

Airport Field- One 10 acre sunflower field 1/4 mile west of Cawker City and 1/4 mile south of Highway 24. Hunters should turn off Highway 24 immediately west of the railroad tracks and park where the trail forks.

Cawker City Field- Directly East of Cawker city on the west side of the dike, one 5 acre sunflower field.

Lowdon Fields- 1 mile south of Downs, 1 mile east, and 1 mile back to north. One 12 acre sunflower field located just Northwest of parking lot. One 4 acre wheat field West of the sunflower field.

North Granite Creek Fields-  1.5 miles north of Highway 24 on 150 Rd., then east ½ mile on C Rd. 4 fields of sunflowers totaling 25 acres.

Reich’s field- 4 miles South of downs and 2 ¾ east on County road 388 , one 4 acre wheat field.

Glen Elder WA will continue using the iSportsman electronic Daily Check- in/ Check-out system for ALL hunting on the property.

Glen Elder WA is now using the iSportsman electronic Daily Check-in/ Check-out system for ALL hunting on the property

Chris Lecuyer

(785) 545-3345

Jamestown

Located approximately 10 miles west of Concordia, KS. Google Earth maps are available on website. Check Jamestown area website for more details and updates.

Jamestown will have one 7 acre sunflower field for the 2020 dove hunting season. The managed dove field is located on the west side of Gun Club Marsh ¼ mile north of KS 28 (Wagon Rd) and 10th Road (Cloud County) intersection on a gravel access road with an open gate that runs east towards Gun Club Marsh. The field is the first field on the North side of the access road directly east of 10Th Road.

Sept. 1 through Sept. 3 the dove field will be limited to youth/mentor hunting only and will be open to all hunters Sept. 4.

Jamestown WA is a non-toxic shot only area.

Jamestown uses the iSportsman electronic check in/ check out system. Hunters need to register on-line to create an account at https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/. Once an account is created, they then utilize their assigned permit number and password to check in prior to their hunt.

Hunters may check in to iSportsman as early as the evening before the hunt and check out after they are done hunting no later than 11:59 pm the day of the hunt. Information for iSportsman will be posted at all information stations. Please contact Matt Farmer with any questions.

Matt Farmer

(785) 439-6243

Ottawa State Fishing Lake No dove fields in 2020

Scott Thomasson

(785) 658-2465

Norton

Norton Wildlife Area has two areas that have been managed for dove hunting. Sunflowers will be mowed in the month leading up to dove opener. The North Area (yellow outline) will be open to all dove hunting starting September 1. The Darlington Area (blue outline) will be restricted to YOUTH (16 and under) and a MENTOR from September 1-3 and then will be open to all hunting.

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.

North Area - Sunflowers (6 fields): From HWY 36 West of Norton drive 2.3 miles south on HWY 383 and turn East on 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.

Darlington Area – Sunflowers (2 fields) - Restricted to YOUTH (16 and under) and a MENTOR September 1-3: From HWY 36 West of Norton drive 2.5 miles south on HWY 383 to the Darlington Area of the Wildlife Area and turn West. Managed dove area starts at the parking area. 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 12 acres of sunflowers. The sunflowers consist of 3 fields separated by terraces. Portions of the sunflowers will be mowed prior to the dove opener. The sunflowers are located on 11th road about ¼ to ½ mile north of the Stilling Basin. Webster Wildlife Area does NOT require non-toxic shot for dove hunting.  A Google Earth file will be available on the Webster WA website prior to the opener.

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 in the field.

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

Joe Lambert

(785) 425-6775

Wilson

There will be 3 managed dove fields at Wilson Wildlife Area, all of which are planted to sunflowers. Portions of all fields will be mowed prior to dove opener.

2 fields are located on the North side of the reservoir accessed from 193rd Street. The first field is located straight South 0.5 miles of the intersection of Mellard Road and 193rd Street. It is located on the West side of the road access that dead-ends to the river. This field is a Youth - Mentor Only field from Sept. 1 to Sept. 15! The adult may hunt with the youth at this field. The second field is approximately a half mile East of the first field, located on the North side of 193rd Street. This field is open to all hunters.

The third field is located on the South side of the reservoir accessible from Reservoir Road. This field is located 4.5 miles east of the intersection at 192nd Street and Land Road. From 192nd Street it will be East on Land Road for 2.5 miles, then South on Reservoir Road for 0.5 miles, then East on Salt Creek Lane for 1.6 miles and then the field will be on the West side of the road at a T-intersection. This field is open to all hunters.

Please refrain from blocking any field entrances and/or gates while accessing this field.

Visit the Wilson Wildlife Area website for field maps.

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- Approximately 15 acres of sunflowers on the Urish tract. 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 – Approximately 10 acres of sunflowers on the Fitzgerald tract. 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 with the youth. The use of non-toxic shot is required for this area. All dove hunting on this property stops when special hunts start on 09/05/20

Macvicar Tract- Sunflowers planted on this area did not produce well this year. However there still seems to be plenty of doves using the area. All access to hunting this areas is done by permits issued through I-sportsman (kdwpt.isportsman.net). All dove hunting on this property stops when special hunts start on 09/14/20. 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

Six managed Dove fields are located on the Perry Wildlife Area totaling about 86 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 South of the area office near 174th and Finney Rd to the East of Finney Rd. and totals 18.6 acres. The refuge Dove field is located North of 190th Rd. East of Swabville and totals 13.9 acres. The refuge Dove field and everything North of 190th Rd. will be closed to all hunting/access and will open for hunters on Saturday September 5th. There is a 6 acre field located in the refuge area, West of Harvey Rd. and is reserved for a special youth hunt on the morning of Saturday September 5th, this field opens to the public at 1:00 PM Saturday September 5th and is closed to all access/activities until that time. A field is located just south of the information kiosk on 190th Rd. East of Swabville and totals 20.9 acres. A field is located just Southeast of the intersection of 130th and Edwards Rd. and totals 12.5 acres. The last field is the youth/disabled field which is 15 acres and located just south of 154th Rd and West of Ferguson Rd. in the Youth and Mentor/Handicapped field. Each adult must be accompanied by an actively hunting youth to be hunting this field.

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

There are 4 sunflower fields, about 50 acres total for dove hunting. Hunters are required to register and check in and out using I-sportsman (kdwpt.isportsman.net). This information helps guide future management efforts. Please be aware that all fields are NON-TOXIC shot.

Detailed maps and information are posted on the Clinton Wildlife Area web pageThe Clinton youth dove hunt has moved to the Richard B. Hanger Bog and Wildlife Area property.

Justin Hamilton

(785) 887-6882

Buck Creek There are no sunflowers at this site this year.

Justin Hamilton

(785) 887-6882

Richard B. Hanger Bog and Wildlife Area There are 17 acres of sunflowers on this property. There will be a youth dove hunt on this property on September 1st. To sign up for the youth hunt contact John Hill with Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (785-550-5657). To hear more about other youth, veteran or disabled hunting opportunities on this property contact area manager Justin Hamilton.

Justin Hamilton

(785) 887-6882

Milford

Milford has 9 sunflower fields this year totaling 79 acres.  One field is located on the West Broughton Youth/Mentor Area where adults are required to be accompanied by a youth age 17 or younger to hunt the field.  Maps showing field locations are located on the Milford Area News Page. Non toxic shot and use of Isportsman are required. 

 

Kristin Kloft

(785) 461-5402

Clay/Dickinson County WIHA No dove fields for 2020

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. 4 sunflower fields (42 acres total) are available across the Wildlife Area. Sunflower field production was good throughout the growing season. Three of the four sunflower fields will be open access in 2020.  The sunflower field located in the Big Bull Marsh Area will be a youth/mentor dove hunting area on opening day, weekends, and holidays. (Contact Zach Ramsay for more details). Additionally, five milo fields (84 acres total) may provide some opportunity for walk and flush hunting, especially where near sunflowers.  There are also 4 wheat fields (20 acres total) that are scheduled to be mowed and burned prior to opening day. 

See Hillsdale Wildlife Area webpage for maps

Zach Ramsay

(913) 594-3600

Rutlader

There are 2 sunflower fields (10 acres total) on the Rutlader Wildlife Area in 2020.  All of Rutlader is open access in 2020.  Additionally, 2 wheat fields (15 acres total) are scheduled to be mowed and burned prior to opening day, on the Rutlader Wildlife Area. Non-toxic shot is required.

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)

Four managed Dove sunflower fields are located on Elwood wildlife area totaling 20 acres. Sunflower condition is great on fields 0 and 2. Good on field 3. Fair on field 1. Overall outlook on success is high.

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)

Dove hunting on this area closes September 30th.

Two managed Dove sunflower fields are located at Benedictine Bottoms wildlife area totaling 15 acres. Sunflower condition is great on field 1 and good on field 0. Field 0 is weedy making doves possibly harder to find after harvested. Possibility of it being sprayed before season to aid in recovery of doves. Outlook on success is high.

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)

One managed Dove sunflower field is located at Oak Mills wildlife area totaling 9 acres. The field is in great condition and success should be high. DO NOT SHOOT DOVES OFF POWERS LINES NEAR FIELD!

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. Bryon Brown (785) 539-9999

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

Bryon Brown

(785) 539-9999

Jeffrey Energy Center

Center Center Unit #1: 1 acre was planted to sunflower on the unit due to muddy field conditions at time of planting. Half of the field will be mowed down 2 weeks before season and the other half a few days prior. 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

Bryon Brown

(785) 539-9999

Noe

TBD

hunter access chosen through KDWPT special hunts program

 
Tuttle Creek Olsburg has 10 acres of sunflowers that did pretty well and will be ripe for the opener.  Black Vermillion Marsh had 10 acres planted to sunflowers a flash flood took out all but an acre or so, but the weeds and what sunflowers survived it should still attract birds.  Irving has 10 acres planted that got weedy and didn't grow well but they will be ripe for the opener. We will also be mowing patches of ditchweed and pigweed to provide some more opportunity. Check out the Tuttle Creek web page for a more detailed map as season gets closer.

Nathan Henry

(785) 363-7316

Southwest
Area Description Contact
Concannon TBD Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Cheyenne Bottoms

Two fields have been planted to a mix of proso millet, safflower, and sunflower and will be mowed prior to season.  The first field is 9 acres and is located along the outlet, and can be found at the intersection of NE 80 Ave. and NE 40 Rd.  The second field is 6 acres can be found at the Schrapel parking lot, just west of the intersection of NE 80 Rd and NE 100 Ave.  Non toxic shot required.

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

Jason Wagner

(620) 793-3066

Finney  TBD Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Garton TBD Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Goodman No dove fields for 2020 Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Hodgeman TBD Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Kepley TBD 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.  Approximately 6 acres of millet was planted in the old lake bed. Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Pratt Sandhills Wildlife Area

TBD

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 2020.  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 TBD  

Todd Gatton

(620) 895-6446

South Central
Area Description Contact
Byron Walker TBD

Troy Smith

(620) 532-3242

Cheney Cheney Wildlife Area will have three managed dove fields for 2020. These fields have been planted to sunflowers and will be manipulated to provide a food source for doves. All three fields are located in the Red Bluffs area. Field A is 7 acres in size, and located approximately 200 yards east of Mayfield Road along the north property line of the WA. This field will be closed for a mentored special hunt on opening day, September 1st. Fields B & C are located on the north side of Pretty Prairie Rd, to the west of Mayfield, south of the pond dam. These fields total 12 acres in size. Due to weedy conditions, 2020 sunflower production was somewhat limited, but should still provide some seed source to attract migrating doves. 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. 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.

Richard Rogers

(620) 459-6922

Kaw Kaw Wildlife Area will have two area for dove harvest. One will be 15 acres corn field located at the parking lot of 111th Rd. This field will be on the other side of the tree row where the beans are planted. The second one will be 54 acres sunflower field located just south of Silverdale on Cowley 1 and 304th Rd. It was planted late and the sunflowers will not be ready for early part of the season. Dove hunters are 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 each field. Hunters are also reminded to please be courteous and aware of other hunting parties while using these fields.   

Kurt Grimm

(620) 876-5730

Marion Four sunflower fields were planted at Marion for the upcoming dove season, each field is approximately ten acres. The first field is on the south side of 260th between Jade and Indigo. The second one is a quarter mile east of Indigo and one quarter mile North of 260th. Next is the field that is south of the Durham Cove campground which is located east of Kanza and one quarter mile north of 250th. The fourth field is located on the South side of 220th just off the road, one half mile east of Kanza. The field on the Southside of 260th and the one on the South side of 220th can be accessed from the road. The other two fields will require a quarter mile hike. There is no vehicle access off main roads. Signs will be posted at the access points for each field indicating dove management areas, non-toxic shot is required. 

Scott Amos

(620) 732-3946

McPherson Wetlands There are no managed sunflower plantings for dove hunting this year; however, dove numbers are fair to good on the property and scouting out natural food sources will provide some hunting opportunities.

Jason Black

(620) 241-7669

El Dorado

Two sunflower fields (14,9 acres) were planted for the upcoming dove season.  Portions of the sunflower fields will be mowed (if conditions allow) to enhance dove use and hunter access.  The 9-acre field can be accessed from NE 85th St approximately ¼ mile east of NE Bluestem Rd.  Park vehicles along the roadway on NE 85th St.  From the parking area follow the gated access trail walking North approximately 200 yards.  The 14-acre field can be accessed from NE 40th St approximately ½ mile west of NE Ellis Rd.  From the parking area follow the gated access trail walking approximately ¼ mile North. 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

Council Grove Wildlife Area – One sunflower tract (9 acres) should provide fair to good dove hunting opportunities at Council Grove Wildlife Area. Portions of this field will be mowed (if conditions allow) to enhance dove use and hunter access. The 9-acre field can be found just east of the eastern most parking area along the north side of Munkers Creek. An additional 16-acre sunflower field was planned near the Neosho River, but cool and wet conditions this spring prevented timely planting.

Dove hunters may be asked to obtain a permit prior to hunting and report harvest at the conclusion of their hunt. Please assist area staff with evaluating these opportunities by following instructions located at permit stations posted at each 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 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)

17 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

Sunflower fields not planted for the 2020 dove season due to excessive precipitation.

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

Rob Riggin

(620) 432-5053

Fall River For the 2020 Mourning Dove season there will be 2 managed dove fields on the Fall River Wildlife Area. Both fields are non-toxic shot only. The Headquarters field is a mowed sunflower field that is open to all hunters.  The sunflowers had a decent year and food should be abundant.  This field is also next to a burned off wheat field which should also provide hunting opportunity.  Hunter cover is going to be sparse within the sunflowers and absent within the wheat.  However, field edges will provide ample cover for hunters.  The Hughes Crossing field, which is located on the south side of Fall River at the end of 110th, is similarly laid out with mowed sunflowers next to wheat and is open to all hunters. Sunflower production was decent at this field as well and food should be abundant.  Similarly, hunter cover will mostly be along the edges of the field, however, the sunflowers are little taller in this field, and some cover could be found in the interior of the field.  This field will not be visible from the parking area but there will be a map present to show how to best access.  Mandatory Hunter Survey Cards will be required for all hunters and will be available at each field in the parking areas.

Bo Westerfield

(620) 583-6783

Grand Osage Wildlife Area Sunflower fields not planted for the 2020 dove season due to excessive precipitation.

Rob Riggin

(620) 432-5053

Hollister Hollister Wildlife Area will have one dove management field for the 2020 dove season. The field is 26 acres of sunflowers. The field is located on the North side of Hackberry Road, in between the twin bridges, just west of 155th. Parking for the dove field will be located in a designated parking area at southwest corner of the field. All hunters utilizing this dove management field are required to obtain and complete a free daily hunt permit that will be available beginning at 5:30 opening morning at the field. NON-TOXIC SHOT ONLY

Monte Manbeck

(620) 449-2539

Marais des Cygnes No dove fields for 2020

Karl Karrow

(913) 352-8941

Mined Land

Sunflower and wheat production were good this year on seven dove management fields.  Three fields are burnt wheat stubble totaling 28 acres and four fields were planted to sunflowers totaling 66 acres.  These fields are located on the Mined Land Wildlife Area and will be available to dove hunters for the 2020 dove season.  The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has planted wheat and sunflowers to specifically attract doves.  The same fields will also benefit other game and non-game species.

Field #39-4 is a sunflower plot 20 acres in size and is located 1/2 mile west of the intersection of NW 80th Rd and NW Star Valley Rd on the north side of NW Star Valley.  This field will be open to all hunters.

Unit 36-1 is a sunflower field 14 acres in size and is located ½ mile north of the intersection of NW 110th and NW Bellview.  Turn left on the half mile line and signs will direct you to the fields.  This field is open to all hunters.

Unit #36-2 is a sunflower field 18 acres in size is located ½ mile north of the intersection of NW 110th and NW Bellview.  Turn left on the half mile line and signs will direct you to the fields.  This field is open to all hunters.

Unit #36-3 is a sunflower field 14 acres in size and is located ½ mile west of the intersection of NW 110th and NW Bellview.  Turn right on the half mile line and signs will direct you to the fields and parking.  This field is open to all hunters.   

Unit 45-1 is a burnt wheat field that is 10 acres in size.  This field is located approximately a ½ mile west of NW 40th and NW Liberty road on the south side of NW Liberty.  This field is open to all hunters.

Unit 38-1 and 38-2 is a burnt wheat field that is 18 acres in size.  This field is located approximately ¼ mile west of the intersection of NW Star Valley Rd and NW 50th on the south side of the roadway.  Signs will direct you to the field.  

Due to Covid-19 we will not be requiring daily hunt permits.  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 For the 2020 Mourning Dove season there will be 2 managed dove fields on the Toronto Wildlife Area. Both fields are non-toxic shot only.  The first field is a mowed sunflower field located just West of the “T” intersection at EE 50 and 130th. Production was average providing plenty of food, but plant stature was short due to dry conditions early making hunter cover sparse. The parking area will be just off 130th at the south end of the field.  The second field is also a mowed sunflower field and is located East of the “T” intersection at 130th and GG Rd. The field had decent production this year and food should be abundant.  Plant stature was somewhat taller making hunter cover more available. The parking areas will be located at the Northeast corner of the field on the North side of 130th. Mandatory Hunter Survey Cards will be required for all hunters and will be available at each field in the parking areas.

Bo Westerfield

(620)-583-6783

Dove Flats 14 acres of sunflowers were planted in the third 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.  Non-Toxic shot will be required to hunt this managed dove field area until the signs are taken down. The field is located ½ mile south of the intersection of County Roads 2300 and 5600.

Darin Porter or Ryan Lies

(620) 331-6820

Elk City

Some of the flowers planted this spring were flooded out again by high water, but there are two fields that still had plenty of seed production and should attract doves.

One field is about a mile south of the state park entrance on 3300 Rd. where it intersects 4600 Rd. There are two growth stages in this field because the flooded out portion was replanted. There are about 15 acres of mature plants and 5 to 7 acres that were replanted at a later date and may not be mature by Sept. 1. This field might not be mowed in a typical manner, so be aware of other hunters and their location within the field. 

The second field is about ¾ of a mile to the south of the Hwy 160 and 2900 Rd. intersection. This field is 20 acres.

Hunters are required to register prior to hunting with the daily hunt permits located at the field. Non-Toxic shot will be required to hunt the managed dove field areas until the signs are taken down. 

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 production was excellent this year on Melvern Wildlife Area. There are 7 total dove fields placed throughout the area totaling 115 acres, with 18 acres of that being on our youth/mentor and handicapped hunting area which will be closed to the public until September 5th for the annual Melvern Youth Dove Hunt. The youth field will be designated 1/2 mile south of the intersection of South Indian Hills Road and West 285th Street on the east side of the road. Each adult must be accompanied by an actively hunting youth under the age of 17. The second 18-acre field is located directly east of the intersection of South Hoch Road and West 333rd Street on the south side of 333rd Street. The third 13-acre field is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Crawford Road and West 309th Street. 19 acres have been planted directly southeast of the intersection of Crawford Road and West 293rd Street. The remaining three fields consisting of 17 acres, 11 acres, and 19 acres are all located north of Highway 170 on Carlson Road. All fields should provide great hunting opportunities this year. Maps will be located on the Melvern Wildlife Area website as well as the wildlife area office in Reading, Kansas. Please contact the Melvern WA Office with any questions.

Brad Niemann

(620) 699-3372

Woodson

Managed Dove Fields, south side of Hwy 54- Non-Toxic Shot shell ONLY.  26 acres of managed sunflowers.  Sunflowers did fair this year and expect average dove utilization. No Littering will be strongly enforced across entire Woodson Wildlife Area.  If you pack it IN, pack it OUT.  This includes your hulls.  

Paper Daily Hunt Permit REQUIERED for hunting on managed Dove Fields.  Kiosk located at each parking lot, East and West side of Dove Fields.  Follow posted directions for filling out Daily Hunt Permits.   

John Johnson

(620) 637-2748