Weekend event for youth 16 and younger
ST. MARYS -- The Westar Energy Green Team will host a youth dove hunt for novice shooters at Jeffrey Energy Center, north of St. Marys, on Labor Day weekend. Hunts will be on cut but unharvested wheat stubble, guided by volunteers, and held in the early morning or late afternoon Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1-3.

This hunt is a great way for kids and novices to learn dove hunting basics with plenty of birds flying at close range. Youth must bring their own shotguns, be accompanied by a non-shooting adult, and have a license and HIP stamp if age 16. Shells and drinks will be provided.

For more information, contact Brad Loveless at Westar Energy, 785-575-8115. Hunters will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and hunts will be scheduled as requests dictate and hunting groups can be formed. The registration deadline is Monday, Aug. 27.