McPherson Valley Wetlands

Area News

UPDATE:   07 SEPTEMBER 2021

McPherson Valley Wetlands has one managed dove field for the 2021 season.  This 34 acre sunflower field is located 3/4 mile south of the intersection of 10th Avenue and Buckskin Road, in the Little Sinkhole Marshes Unit southeast of Inman.  Portions of this field have been mowed each week for the last 3 weeks, and there are a fair number of doves using the field.  The 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 KDWP website to complete the registration process for i-Sportsman prior to the season opener if you have not already done so.

There are three new regulations in effect for the 2021 season:  1)  The Big Basin Marshes have been designated as "youth only" during the 2-day youth and military waterfowl weekend, 2) No motorized boats are allowed on the property, and 3) Centerfire rifles and handguns are prohibited. 

You can find a link to i-Sportsman on the KDWP home page, and all hunters are strongly encouraged to set up an account and begin using the electronic system, as i-Sportsman usage will be enforced this season.

For additional information please contact the McPherson Valley Wetlands office at (620) 241-7669.

Newsletter:

Staff at the McPherson Valley Wetlands will be producing a newsletter that will include season results, upcoming projects, special opportunities, fall flights, and other information that hunters / users may need to know if planning to visit the area. The newsletter will be produced bi-annually, prior to hunting season (mid August to mid September) and following waterfowl season (mid March to mid April). This document will be distributed electronically, and if you are interested in getting on the mailing list Click here.

The newsletter is an attempt to get information to more of our constituents since attendance at our public information meetings has been very low.

Wildlife Violations:

In the past, area staff has been informed of regulation violations during the hunting season. Even though KDWPT Law Enforcement staff are routinely at the wetlands, they can't be everywhere all the time. If you witness a violation, please call the McPherson County Game Warden, Operation Game Thief, or the McPherson Valley Wetlands area office and leave a description of the violation including the vehicle tag number if possible.