Young hunters ages 11 through 16 invited; registration deadline March 25
COUNCIL GROVE — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) — in cooperation with area chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — is conducting a special turkey hunt April 3 near Council Grove. Youth must be age 11 through 16 to qualify. The event is part of KDWP's "Pass It On" program, designed to recruit young hunters.

Many young Kansans have never hunted turkeys, but prospects are excellent in the Sunflower State. The excitement of a spring turkey hunt can spark a passion for the outdoors youngsters will never forget. Participants in this hunt will pattern their shotguns and scout for turkeys the evening before the hunt. The morning of the hunt, they will be guided on public and private land. The event will also include door prizes, a turkey hunting presentation, and a hunter’s breakfast and lunch.

Lodging is available in nearby Council Grove, and camping is available at Council Grove Reservoir. Registration is required by March 25. For more information or to register, phone Brent Konen at 620-767-5900.