Sunflower fields will have portions of fields mowed leading up to the season. Wheat fields may be burned, mowed, or disked depending on conditions. Wilson Wildlife Area does NOT require non-toxic shot for dove hunting. Managed dove fields are open to all hunters SEPT 1.
There are 2 managed dove fields at Wilson this year, both of which are ~4-5 acres in size. Sunflowers were planted late due to wet conditions so seed production will likely not be maximized until after the Sept. 1 opener. Both fields are located along 193rd St. on the north side of the reservoir. See the attached map for specific locations.
The refuge is closed to all access September 1 through January 31 except by special permit only. This map is to be used for general reference only. Signs will mark the actual refuge boundary. Use the posted signs as the true boundary.