Area News

2022 Dove Fields

All hunters are required to check-in / check-out here, https://license.gooutdoorskansas.com/event/wmasignin.aspx 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

ONE OF THE FIELDS LISTED WILL BE CLOSED TO HUNTING SEPTEMBER 1ST AND 2ND AND MAY BE RESERVED FOR YOUTH DOVE HUNT SATURDAY SEPT 3RD.  At noon on Sept. 3rd the field will open to Youth and Mentor Hunting until Sept. 12th. During this time, adults may only hunt the field if they have a youth 17 or younger hunting with them. On Monday Sept. 13th 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 20 acre sunflower field located on west side of road.
One 5 acre of wheat field located 300 yards east of the parking lot at the end of County line road (100 Rd).

Airport Fields-  1/4 mile west of Cawker City and 1/4 mile south of Highway 24.  One 15 acre sunflower field. One 4 acre wheat field.  Hunters should turn off Highway 24 immediately west of the railroad tracks and park where the trail forks. These fields are designated as Youth-Mentor Fields.

Brock Bridge Fields- 4 mile south of Hwy 24, on 110 Rd . Located immediately north of Brock bridge and the South Fork Solomon River. One 10 acre sunflower field located on the west side of the road. One 4 acre wheat field on the east side of the road.

Golf Course Field-  1/4 mile east of the town of Cawker City, and 1/4 mile south of Hwy 24 on the east side of Ash St. One 4.5 acre sunflower field. (Between the flood dike and Ash Street.)  

Granite Creek Sunflower Fields- 2 miles east of Cawker City,  1/4  north of Hwy 24, and 1/4 mile east of the intersection of 130 Rd and D Rd.  Hunters should park east of the flowers at the end of D Rd where the road meets the lake. One 5 acre sunflower field immediately north of D Rd and one 24 acre field 300 yards north of the Parking lot.

Granite Creek Wheat Field-  2 miles east of Cawker City, 1 1/4 miles north of Hwy 24, and 1/2 mile east of the intersection of 130 Rd and C Rd. One 6 acre wheat field. 


Manager's Notes and Logbook
  • Here are some of the Statewide Public Lands Regulation changes from recent years. See printed regulations for complete details.
  • GUIDED HUNTING OPERATIONS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED ON KDWP PUBLIC LANDS.
  • 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.