Council Grove Wildlife Area News

Area News

2022 Dove Hunting Outlook:

One sunflower tract (13 acres) should provide fair 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 13-acre field can be found just north of the eastern most parking area along the north side of Munkers Creek.  Two additional sunflower tracts (16 and 7 acres) were planted this spring but were lost due 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 this field.  Hunters are also reminded to please be courteous and aware of other hunting parties while using this field.  

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


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