Pratt, KS -(Ammoland.com)- The Hunting Heritage Group and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) invite youth, age 10-16, and disabled hunters to apply for a spot in the 8th Annual TJ’s Memorial Deer Hunt September 6 and 7.
Interested hunters must be Kansas residents and submit applications no later than August 24. There is no fee to participate and lodging will be provided. To obtain an application, visit KSOutdoors and click “TJ’s Memorial Hunt Application.”
On September 6, participants will receive classroom instruction on shooting, safety, and deer hunting, followed by a trip to the range to sight in firearms. Lunch will also be provided. Later that evening, guides and hunters will depart to their assigned hunting spots. Hunters who are unsuccessful on the first evening will be invited to hunt September 7.
Some hunters will hunt from blinds with experienced guides on private land neighboring the Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area in Trego County. Others will have the opportunity to hunt in specially-designated areas on the Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area.
Special hunts like this one are part of the Kansas Hunter Recruitment and Retention Program called “PASS IT ON.” This program exists to provide any youngster with a desire the opportunity to hunt in Kansas.
About the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)
Fish, wildlife and outdoor recreation are important to the quality of life for all Kansans and to the Kansas economy. As a public steward of the Kansas natural resources, the mission of the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is to: Conserve and enhance Kansas natural heritage, its wildlife and its habitats–to assure future generations the benefits of the state’s diverse, living resources; Provide the public with opportunities for the use and appreciation of the natural resources of Kansas, consistent with the conservation of those resources; Inform the public of the status of the natural resources of Kansas to promote understanding and gain assistance in achieving this mission.