August 14, 2014

Spots are limited, so hunters are encouraged to register early

PRATT – The Osborne County Pheasants Forever Chapter and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) invite hunters age 10-16 to participate in an opening-day dove hunt, September 1. The hunt is open to youth with limited dove hunting experience, and applicants who have not hunted before will be given preference. Only youth will be hunting, and each hunter will have at least one adult mentor to assist them. Interested hunters must pre-register by Wednesday, August 27 by calling the Glen Elder Area Office at (785) 545-3345. Spots are limited, so hunters are encouraged to register early.

The hunt will take place early on the morning of Sept. 1 on the Glen Elder Wildlife Area. A managed crop field on the area will be reserved exclusively for this youth hunting event.  Hunters will meet before sunrise at the Glen Elder Wildlife Area shop in Cawker City to organize and pair up with adult mentors before heading to the field. After the hunt is finished, all participants will enjoy a free lunch provided by Osborne County Pheasants Forever where stories of the morning’s hunt can be re-lived and shared.

A limited number of loaner shotguns are available for those in need. Twelve and 20 gauge shotgun shells will be provided. Nontoxic shot is required of all hunters on the Glen Elder WA managed dove fields. All hunters 16 and older will be required to have a hunting license and HIP stamp prior to hunting.

For more information, or if you would like to assist with this event, please contact either Chris Lecuyer at (785) 545-3345, or John Cockerham at (785) 346-6527.