Labor Day 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, Sept. 4-7. Hunts will be on cut but unharvested wheat stubble, guided by volunteers in the early morning or late afternoon.

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

Interested hunters or mentors should 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 Friday, Aug. 28.