Area News

2023 Dove Fields

All hunters are required to check-in / check-out here, using your licensing login credentials. 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 Oak Creek sunflower field has been designated as our youth-mentor field for this year.  The field will be closed to hunting on September 1st and September 2nd as we may be holding a youth hunt on this field on Saturday 9/2.  On Sunday 9/3 the field will be open for youth and mentor hunting only.  Adults may only hunt the field if they have a youth 17 or younger hunting with them.  On Monday September 11th the field will be open to all hunters for the remainder of the season.

All other dove fields at Glen Elder Wildlife Area are open for public hunting starting on September 1st.


Manager's Notes and Logbook
  • Here are some of the Statewide Public Lands Regulation changes from recent years. See printed regulations for complete details.
  • Each hunter is only allowed to have 2 tree stands on a property. Stands must be labelled with hunter's information.
  • Portable blinds and all decoys are not allowed to be left out overnight.
  • Baiting for any hunting purposes is no longer allowed

Each of the last few years, we have established several new shrub plots and over 300 acres of new warm season grass plantings. 80+ acres of sunflower fields and about 100 acres of various food plots are also planted every year.

We spray hundreds of acres of brome grass each fall on the area to encourage early succession growth to benefit our upland bird populations.

Please be respectful the many dirt roads we have around the area. If WA and county roads are muddy-STAY OFF OF THEM!!

Our tree shearing contractor is continuing to work at several different locations on the WA. This work really improves the upland habitat. We will continue this work for the next several years.