Managed Dove Hunting Areas on KDWPT Public Lands

Managed Dove Hunting Areas on KDWPT Public Landsss

2021 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 and 4 miles West of Belleville, KS. Google Earth maps are available on website.  Brzon WA will have one field located directly East of the Information Center. The dove field will be limited to youth/mentor hunting only Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 and will be open to all hunters Sept. 7.   The rest of the area is OPEN to dove hunting September 1- 10 ONLY. The area is CLOSED September 11 through August 31, 2022 to all hunting due to the beginning of other Special Hunts.

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.

TBD

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.

All hunters are required to use the iSportsman Electronic Daily Check-in/ Check-out system.  Glen Elder Wildlife Area does NOT require 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

ONE OF THE FIELDS LISTED WILL BE CLOSED TO HUNTING SEPTEMBER 1ST THROUGH 3RD AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR OUR YOUTH DOVE HUNT ON THE MORNING OF SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH.  At noon on Sept. 4th the field will open to Youth and Mentor Hunting until Sept. 9th. During this time, adults may only hunt the field if they have a youth 17 or younger hunting with them. On Friday Sept. 10 the field will be open to all hunters for the remainder of the season.  THE YOUTH HUNT FIELD WILL BE DESIGNATED ON ABOUT 8/27 AND LISTED AS SUCH ON THE GLEN ELDER WA WEBSITE. ADDITIONALLY, THE GOLF COURSE SUNFLOWER FIELD WILL ALSO BE DESIGNATED AS A YOUTH-MENTOR FIELD TO BEGIN THE SEASON.

County Line Fields- 3 miles east of Downs and about 1/2 mile south of Highway 24. One 15 acre sunflower field located on east side of road and 4 acres of wheat just to the east of the sunflowers.

Airport Field-  1/4 mile west of Cawker City and 1/4 mile south of Highway 24.  One 18 acre field of sunflowers. Hunters should turn off Highway 24 immediately west of the railroad tracks and park where the trail forks.

Lowdon Fields- 1 mile south of Downs, 1 mile east, and 1 mile back to north. One 11 acre sunflower field located 1/4 mile east of parking lot and 3 acres of wheat just west of the parking lot.

Glen Elder Field-  1/2 mile south of the town of Glen Elder on west side of the road. There is one 5 acre wheat field.  

Granite Creek Fields- 2 miles east of Cawker City and south of the intersection of Highway 24 and 130 Rd.  Hunters should park near (not in front of) the green metal gates just south of the highway.  One 23 acre field of sunflowers SE of the gates and one 5 acres field of wheat SW of the gates.

Golf Course Field-  1/2  mile east of Cawker City and just south of Highway 24 (north of Lakeside Golf Course).  One 6 acre sunflower field.  This field is designated as a Youth-Mentor Field from September 1st through the 14th.  On September 15th it will open to all hunters.

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 13-acre Buckwheat/weedy field for the 2021 dove hunting season. The managed dove field is located on the East side of Buffalo Creek North Marsh; 1.5 miles north of KS 28 at the City of Jamestown and ½ mile west on Vale Rd. The field is the first field North of the parking lot with the grain bin on the north side of Vale Rd. A trail will be mowed from the parking lot to the managed dove field.

Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 the dove field will be limited to youth/mentor hunting only and will be open to all hunters Sept. 7.

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

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: all hunters and blue outline: youth-mentor only).  

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 (20 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- YOUTH-MENTOR ONLY - Sunflowers (13 acres): From HWY 36 West of Norton drive 2.5 miles South on HWY 383 and turn West onto the Darlington Road of the Wildlife Area. Managed dove area is .5-mile West of HWY 383. Survey cards are available at the parking area. 

Area 3- Sunflowers (30 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 no managed dove fields this year. Therefore, no hunter survey cards will be required on the Wildlife Area when dove hunting. Webster Wildlife Area does NOT require non-toxic shot for dove hunting.  A Google Earth file of the Wildlife Area is available on the Webster WA website.

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 2 managed dove fields at Wilson Wildlife Area in 2021. Both fields are planted to sunflowers. Portions of the fields will be mowed prior to dove opener.

#1 Decker Road Dove Field: Youth and Youth/Mentor Only September 1 – September 30

This field is located on the North side of the Saline River accessible from Decker Road. Head West from 192nd Street for 0.7 miles on Decker Road. Park at the red gate and walk south 1/8 mi. Both the youth and mentor may hunt (17 years and younger and accompanying mentor) for the month of September (Sept. 1 – 30).

#2 Browns Canyon Dove Field: Open to all hunters

This field is located on the South side of Wilson Lake, accessible from Reservoir Road. It is approximately 4.5 miles East of the intersection of 192nd Street and Land Road. Travel East from 192nd on Land Road for 2.5 miles, then South on Reservoir Road for 0.5 miles. At the T-intersection continue East on Reservoir Road for 1.8 miles and the field will be on South side of the road. 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- 15 acres of mowed and standing weedy sunflowers

MacVicar- 15 acres of mowed and standing weedy sunflowers

Fitzgerald- No managed dove field this year due to complete loss of sunflower crop. 

Hunters are required to electronically check-in prior to hunting using I-Sportsman. The number of hunters able to check in will be limited by I-Sportsman to avoid too many hunters.

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

Justin Hamilton

(913) 845-2665

Perry

Seven managed Dove fields are located on the Perry Wildlife Area totaling about 80 acres. ALL DOVE FIELDS ON PERRY WILDLIFE AREA ARE NON-TOXIC SHOT ONLY AND iSPORTSMAN DAILY HUNT CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT IS REQUIRED. All fields are sunflowers with the centers of the fields mowed out for hunters to sit around the perimeter of each 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 AreaFor additional information go to: kdwpt.isportsman.net or call Public Lands Section at 620-672-5911. 

Andrew Page

(785) 945-6615

Clinton

8 dove fields with 65 acres of sunflowers. Hunters are required to check-in electronically before hunting using I-Sportsman (kdwpt.isportsman.net). All managed Dove Fields Are Non-Toxic Shot Only. 

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 is no managed dove field at Buck Creek this year due to complete loss of sunflower crop. 

Justin Hamilton

(785) 887-6882

Richard B. Hanger Bog and Wildlife Area ALL access to this property is restricted; limited-access regulations in effect. Contact Clinton WA office for questions regarding special dove hunts.

Justin Hamilton

(785) 887-6882

Milford

There are 8 fields with a total of 98.5 acres of sunflowers that will be mowed for dove hunting.  All managed dove fields are NON-TOXIC Shot.  Hunters are required to register and check-in and out using isportsman (kdwpt.isportsman.net).  This information helps guide future management efforts. 

Maps showing field locations are located on the Milford Area News Page.

 

Justin Wren

(785) 461-5402

Clay/Dickinson County WIHA TBD

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 (31 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 2021 (i.e., there will not be a designated Youth-Mentor field). Additionally, six milo fields (68 acres total) may provide some opportunity for walk and flush hunting, especially where near sunflowers. One milo field is located in the youth and mentor hunting area near the Big Bull Wetland.  Four small wheat fields (12 acres) may also provide some opportunities for dove hunters.

See Hillsdale Wildlife Area webpage for maps

Zach Ramsay

(913) 594-3600

Rutlader

One wheat field is available to dove hunt in 2021.  Sunflowers were planted on the West side of the wildlife area but saw minimal seed production due to flooding. 

See Rutlader Wildlife Area Brochures 

Zach Ramsay

(913) 594-3600

Elwood

TBD

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

 

Jesse Morland

(913) 426-4153

 

Thad Eylar (913)426-4304

Benedictine Bottoms

TBD

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

 

Jesse Morland

(913) 426-4153

 

Thad Eylar (913)426-4304

Oak Mills

TBD

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

Jesse Morland

(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. Sunflower fields took a pretty hard hit from weather conditions after planting and from heavy deer browse throughout the growing season so stands are poor to fair. Half of the wheat field will be burned 1-2 weeks prior to season and the other half a few days prior to opener. Plenty of doves are using the area the last few weeks and with cooperative weather we should still have an average-good opener on the area. 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

Bryon 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 well and will be mowed in the weeks 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 through the 5th to allow for the annual Youth Dove hunt hosted by Westar. It will be open to the public on Sept. 6th. 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 TBD

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 2021

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 sorghum, millet and sunflowers.  Mourning doves utilize this site regularly Brent Clark
(620) 474-2949
Hodgeman The lake water level is low with lots of native sunflowers around the edge and there is plenty of bare shoreline for doves to utilize. The wildlife area is split into 2 pastures, east and west.  There are 2 waterholes in the west pasture, along with the lake.  The east pasture has a nice creek bottom running through it 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 and grass at Lane always provide good nesting and roosting sites.  The area is being developed into a pumpable wetland and has food plots planted to millets, buckwheat, sorghum, sudan grass, and sunflowers. A small water hole will also be present until the area is flooded for waterfowl. 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

TBD

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 TBD

Richard Rogers

(620) 459-6922

Kaw No dove fields for 2021 due to poor germination.  

Kurt Grimm

(620) 876-5730

Marion Four fields that are all approximately 10 to 15 acres. All the fields are sunflowers and have made good production, and most have a decent amount of bare ground under the flowers. Fields will be mowed before the season with strips of standing flowers left for hunting cover. All the fields have dove management field signs next to the entrances off the road or next to the walking trail.Between Jade and Indigo Rd, on the south side of 260th with good access right off the road.North of the intersection of 260th and Indigo and 1/4 mile East of Indigo. Hunters will have to walk to this field.South of Durham Cove campground approximately 1/4 mile. Hunters will have to walk to this field.Between Kanza and Limestone Rd, on the south side of 220th with good access right off the road.

Scott Amos

(620) 732-3946

McPherson Wetlands McPherson Valley Wetlands will have one managed dove field for the 2021 season.  This 34 acre sunflower field is located ¾ mile south of the intersection of 10th Avenue and Buckskin Road, in the Little Sinkhole Marshes Unit southeast of Inman.  Portions of this field will be harvested or mowed prior to dove season if the sunflowers are mature and weather permits.  This field is open to ALL hunters, and non-toxic shot is required. ALL HUNTERS ARE REQUIRED to check in/out and report their dove harvest using the i-Sportsman electronic hunt permit system. Paper daily hunt permits will not be available. Please visit the KDWPT website to complete the registration process for i-Sportsman prior to the season opener. For additional information please contact the McPherson Valley Wetlands office at (620) 241-7669.

Jason Black

(620) 241-7669

El Dorado

Three sunflower fields (6,9, and 10 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 6 and 9-acre fields can be accessed from the parking area on Hwy 177 approximately ¼ mile south of the Durechen Creek bridge on the east side of the road.  From the parking area follow the gated mowed access trail walking east approximately .50 miles then turn north approximately .25 miles to the 9-acre field.  Continue along the edge of the 9-acre field an additional .25 mile east to the 6-acre field.  The 10-acre field can be accessed from the parking lot at NE 85th St and NE Bluestem Rd.  From the parking area follow the gated access trail walking approximately 40 yards east.

Dove hunters using the managed fields 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 316-322-7513.

Tyler Burt

(316) 322-7513

Council Grove

Council Grove Wildlife Area - Two sunflower tracts (4, 13 acres) should provide fair to good dove hunting opportunities at Council Grove Wildlife Area.  Portions of each of these fields will be mowed (if conditions allow) to enhance dove use and hunter access.

 

The 13-acre field can be found just north of the eastern most parking area along the north side of Munkers Creek.  The 4-acre field (on the north side of Neosho River) can be found just south of the western most parking area at the west end of M Avenue.  The parking area can be reached by traveling about 0.35 miles east of the Kelso Church on M Avenue and taking the south fork in the road and continuing east about 0.7 miles.  Approximately 3 acres of this field were lost to flooding earlier this spring.  Another 16-acre field (on the south side of Neosho River) was planted but was also lost to lake flooding.    

 

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 (ksoutdoors.com) and click on the brochure tab at the top of the page.  For more information please call the area manager at #620/767-5900.    

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)

The farthest north field, right by the west side parking lot was planted to wheat and will be mowed and burnt to hopefully attract some doves. No sunflowers were planted this year. Non-toxic shot is required while the dove management signs are posted.

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 TBD

Rob Riggin

(620) 432-5053

Fall River For the 2021 Mourning Dove season there will be 3 managed dove fields, totaling 30 acres, on the Fall River Wildlife Area. All 3 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 fields, which are located on the south side of Fall River at the end of 110th, are both mowed sunflowers and are 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.  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

The Grand Osage Wildlife Area will have three sunflower fields (77 acres) open to dove hunting.  The quality of dove habitat for 2021 is excellent.   Opening day open hunt: One 40-acre field will be open to hunting on opening day, Wed, 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.

Saturday, September 4th hunt: Two sunflower fields will be open to hunting on the 1st Saturday of season.  A 3rd field will be available to youth, 17 years of age and younger.  Youth must be accompanied by a mentor, that is not allowed to hunt.  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 11 and 18.  All 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 2021 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 TBD

Jacob Coulter

(913) 352-8941

Mined Land

Sunflower production, bordered by winter wheat, was excellent this year on three dove management fields totaling 95 acres are located on the Mined Land Wildlife Area and will be available to dove hunters for the 2021 dove season.  Kansas Wildlife and Parks staff planted sunflowers and winter wheat to specifically attract doves.  The same fields will also benefit other game and non-game species.

Field #44-3 is a sunflower plot 14 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 12:00 PM field #44-3 will be open to the public.  This hunt requires one of the hunt 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 #44-3 is located 1/4 mile south of the intersections of 102 Hwy and NW 50thth on the west side of NW 50th.   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 38-3 is 30 acres in size and is located south of the corner of NW Star Valley Rd and NW 60th Rd on the east side of the road and is open to all hunters.

Unit #33 sunflower and wheat plot is 51 acres in size and can be found 1/4 mile south of NW 110th and NW Belleview on the west side of NW 110th and is open to all hunters.

David Jenkins

(620) 827-6301

David Shanholtzer

(620) 827-6301

Toronto For the 2021 Mourning Dove season there will be 3 managed dove fields, totaling 30 acres, on the Toronto Wildlife Area.  All 3 fields are non-toxic shot only and will be open to all hunters.  The first two fields are mowed sunflowers.  One field is located just East of the “T” intersection at GG and 130th and the other field is located straight South of the intersection. Production on the two fields was severely hampered by deer browse but there was still some production from the flowers.  The Third field is also a mowed sunflower field and is located West of the “T” intersection at 130th and EE 50 Rd. The field had decent production this year and food should be abundant.  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 fourth agriculture strip east of the county road. 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 2300 and 5600. Non-Toxic shot is required while the dove management signs are posted.

Darin Porter or Ryan Lies

(620) 331-6820

Elk City

There are three dove management fields on the Elk City Wildlife area this year. There is a 20 acre field approximately ½ mile south of the intersection of hwy 160 and CR 2900 on the west side of the road.

Another 15 acre field is located about 1.5 miles south of the state park entrance on CR 3300 at the T-intersection of 3300 and 4600. Deer damage has been, and continues to be extensive on this field. There is not very much seed production left from the original planting, but 12 acres were replanted and are blooming the first week of August. Hopefully, doves will continue to use the field.

The third field is on 4700 RD east of hwy 160 and must be accessed via 4800 RD or 4600 RD. This field is 10 acres. All dove management fields on Elk City are sunflowers. The sunflowers are short this year but there should be plenty of seed production to attract doves.

Hunters are required to register using the daily hunt permits located at the field. Non-Toxic shot is required on these three fields and the surrounding area while the dove management signs are posted.

Darin Porter or Ryan Lies

(620) 331-6820

Melvern

Seven managed sunflower fields are located on the Melvern Wildlife Area totaling about 166 acres. 

-All sunflower fields are Non-toxic shot only

-iSportsman check-in and check-out are required daily 

-Always know what lies beyond your target 

-It is highly recommended that hunters wear safety glasses within the dove fields to prevent potential injury due to falling pellets.

-Detailed maps are posted on the https://ksoutdoors.com/KDWP-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Southeast/Melvern and the front door of the wildlife area office.

Brad Niemann

(620) 699-3372

Woodson 2021 Woodson Wildlife Area Dove Management Fields - Located 9 miles West of Yates Center Kansas, in Woodson County.Overview- 2021 there was approx. 24 acres of Sunflowers planted and 4 acres of Milo/Millet.Outlook- Sunflowers did fair, with average head size and average yields.  Most fields had abundant annual weed production as well, such as Fox Tail Millet and Ragweed.  I expect hunters to have normal or average hunting success this 2021 season.Special Regulations in Effect- The entire Dove Management fields are highly enforced, Non-Toxic Shot ONLY.  The remainder of the WA is open to lead shot for Dove Hunting.Daily Hunt Permit is required and can be found at kiosk on either parking lot along Hwy 54.   Top portion must be COMPLETLY filled out and placed in box, PRIOR to entering field to hunt.  Bottom portion of Daily Hunt Permit must be in possession while hunting, and completely filled out and placed in box, at conclusion of hunt.Pack it In-Pack it Out.  All trash shall be placed in receptacles at kiosk on your way out.  Leave no trash in the dove fields!  No littering policy is strictly enforced.

John Johnson

(620) 637-2748