The Osborne County Pheasants Forever Chapter and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will host a youth dove hunt during opening weekend at Glen Elder Wildlife Area, according to a news release from the KDWPT.
The hunt, which will take place Sept. 5, will be for youths ages 10-16 who have limited previous dove-hunting experience. Those who haven’t hunted before will be given preference to participate.
Only youths will be allowed to hunt, and each hunter will have at least one adult mentor at their side to assist them.
A managed crop field on the lake property will be reserved exclusively for the event, and hunters will meet before sunrise on the morning of the hunt at the Glen Elder Wildlife Area shop in Cawker City to organize and be paired up with adult mentors. After the hunt, participants will enjoy a free lunch.
Hunters who would like to participate will need to pre-register by calling the Glen Elder area office at 545-3345 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Signup deadline is Sept. 1, and spots are limited.
Some shotguns can be provided for kids who don’t have one of their own, and shotgun shells will be provided in 12 and 20 gauges.