St. Marys, KS -(AmmoLand.com)- The Westar Energy Green Team, a volunteer group of Westar Energy, invite youth 16 and younger to kick off dove season by participating in its annual youth dove hunt.
Organized youth dove hunts such as this are an excellent way for kiddos to learn dove hunting basics, with plenty of birds flying at close range over wheat and sunflower fields managed to attract doves. Hunts will take place Thursday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 4 at Jeffrey Energy Center in St. Marys in the early morning or late afternoon. To register, call Barb Cornelius at (785) 575-8125 by August 24.
Participants must bring their own shotguns, be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, and if age 16, must have a Kansas hunting license and Harvest Information Program (HIP) permit. Nontoxic shells will be provided to all youth hunters.
Guides will be provided for each group. 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.
About the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism:
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.
For more information on KDWPT, please visit www.kdwpt.state.ks.us.