Youth Field Day & Dove Hunt
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Youth Field Day & Dove Hunt

  • 12358 Southwest Tawakoni Road Augusta, KS, 67010 United States (map)
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Youth Field Day- teaching youth/ new hunters in gun safety, decoy spread, blind concealment, calling techniques, clay pigeon shoot. Lunch/drinks will be provided, we will have prizes for the youth as well. We will have a Dove Hunt same evening as Field Day. This event is prerequisite for Youth Waterfowl Hunt. Max # of youth is set at 50, spots will fill up quickly so get your youth signed up asap, thank you!!!

Call (316) 323-4409 to sign-up.

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Tuttle Creek Youth Deer Hunt
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Tuttle Creek Youth Deer Hunt

  • Tuttle Creek Lake Visitor Center (map)
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If you’re a young hunter interested in learning how to hunt deer or if you are a hunter with a disability and need some assistance, read on. Plans are underway for the 15th Annual Youth-Handicap Assisted Deer Hunt at Tuttle Creek Lake. Kansas youth age 11 through 16 and Kansas residents with a certified disability are eligible. The 2018 hunt will occur Oct. 6-7, during the Pre-rut Whitetail Antlerless-only deer season. 

 Interested hunters must apply by August 25, 2018. Contact Wyatt Cooper with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at 785-539-8511, ext. 3170, wyatt.m.cooper@usace.army.mil, or Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) game warden Ben Jedlicka at 785-256-3614, ben.jedlicka@ks.gov with questions or to receive an application.

Selected hunters are required to attend a safety presentation and rifle sight-in at the Fancy Creek Range near Randolph on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The pre-hunt sight-in will begin at 4:00 p.m., and sponsors will provide an evening meal for all involved. Hunters should bring their rifle, ammo and an appetite. During the sight-in, Fancy Creek Range instructors will work with participants so they qualify by hitting a "pie-plate-sized" target two out of three shots at 50 yards. License and permit requirements will be discussed. Limited scholarships are available for those in need.

On the mornings of Oct. 6 and 7, hunters and guides will meet for breakfast at 5:00 a.m. at the Tuttle Creek Lake Visitor Center, 5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan. After breakfast, hunters and their guides will travel to hunting blinds, which will be assigned to them before the hunt. Arrangements have been made to have harvested deer transported to and processed free of charge at area lockers

The Riley County Fish and Game Association, KDWPT and the USACE at Tuttle Creek are sponsors of this event. Other contributors include, the Friends of Fancy Creek Range, the Kansas City Chapter of Safari Club International, the Lloyd Johnson Outdoor Youth Fund, and the Tuttle Creek Lake Association. GTB Custom Meats of Riley and Clay Center Locker will provide basic processing of harvested deer free of charge. 

Special hunts and the Fancy Creek Shooting Range facility are examples of beneficial programs funded by license sales revenue and the federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program. WSFR funding comes from excise taxes on the sale of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment for wildlife and shooting range programs and fishing equipment, boats and motors, and motorboat fuel for fisheries programs. Kansas received nearly $20 million through WSFR in 2017, utilizing license and permit revenue to make the required 25 percent match.

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Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Youth Pheasant Hunt

The folks at Collige Kennels & Outfitting have invited Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors to bring some youth hunters out to their land near Offerle, KS for a pheasant hunt.

We'll start the day with some practice on the target range, have some lunch and then hunt pheasants in the afternoon.

We'll post more information about this hunt as we get closer to the date.

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Sep
9
6:00 AM06:00

Clinton Wildlife Area Youth Dove Hunt

The Jayhawk Chapter of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (QUWF), in collaboration with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), invite youth age 15 and younger to register for a dove hunt at the Clinton Wildlife Area. The Sept. 1, 2018 opening-day hunt will begin at sunrise. Parents are welcomed as mentors, but mentors will be available as needed.

One of the specially managed dove fields on Clinton Wildlife Area will be reserved for the youth hunt, so hunters can expect high-quality opportunities. Non-toxic shells, and eye and ear protection will be provided to participants, who are encouraged to dress in camouflage or dark-colored clothing. Shotguns may be provided upon request.

For more details and to register, contact Dr. John Hill at (785) 550-5657.

The 2018 hunting season for migratory doves (mourning and white-winged) is Sept. 1-Nov. 29. For information regarding migratory bird hunting regulations, license and stamp requirements, legal methods of take, non-toxic shot and more, visit ksoutdoors.com and click “Hunting,” “Hunting Regulations,” then “Migratory Birds.”

For more information about the Jayhawk Chapter of QUWF and other sponsored events, go to www.jawhawkquwf.com.

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Northcentral Kansas Outdoor Youth Fair
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Northcentral Kansas Outdoor Youth Fair

If you think shooting, trapping, fishing, canoeing, whittling and just about anything else you can do outdoors sounds like fun, make plans to visit Osborne in northcentral Kansas. On Sept. 8, 2018, youth age 17 and younger are invited for a day of fun and outdoor learning. The annual event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. with lunch provided. Preregistration is not required, but participants must be registered by 11 a.m. on the day of the event to be eligible for prizes and lunch.

Youth will enjoy learning a variety of outdoor skills including archery, rifle, pistol, muzzleloader and air rifle marksmanship; shotgun wingshooting; trapping; fishing; biking; fly fishing; bowfishing; canoeing; whittling; basket weaving and more. Other activities include dog training demonstrations, wild game tasting, a tomahawk throw and mountain man encampment.

The event will take place at the west end of Osborne’s Main Street near the Shady Bend Golf Course. Youth 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. A variety of prizes will be given away, including lifetime licenses, and hunting and fishing trips. Bonus prizes can be won by catching tagged fish from the ponds.

The event is sponsored by the Osborne County Chapter of Pheasants Forever; Osborne Gun Club; Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism; Nex-Tech; and the Keith Hahn Memorial.

For more information, contact Cleo Hahn, 785-346-4541; John Cockerham, 785-346-6527; or Chris Lecuyer, 785-218-7818.

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Sep
1
6:00 AM06:00

Glen Elder Youth Dove Hunt

The Osborne County Pheasants Forever Chapter and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) are inviting young hunters to participate in an opening day dove hunt. This hunt is expected to provide the kids with plenty of shooting action as the birds flock to grain fields for morning feeding.
The hunt will be for youth between the ages of 10 and 16 who have had limited previous dove hunting experience. Kids who have not hunted before will be given preference to participate. Only the kids will be hunting, and each hunter will have at least one adult mentor at their side to assist them. All hunters must be strong enough to handle their guns in a safe manner.
The hunt will take place early on the opening morning of the season Saturday, September 1st, on the Glen Elder Wildlife Area. A managed crop field on the lake property will be reserved exclusively for this youth hunting event. 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 before heading to the field. After the hunt is finished all participants will enjoy a free lunch provided by Osborne County Pheasants Forever where stories of the morning’s hunt can be re-lived and shared.
Young hunters who would like to participate in the hunt will need to pre-register by calling the Glen Elder Area Office at 785-545-3345 (8:00 – 4:00 weekdays). Signup deadline will be Wednesday, August 29th. Spots are limited, so hunters are encouraged to register early.
Shotguns can be provided for those kids who do not have one. 12 and 20 gauge shotgun shells will be provided for the youth hunters. Hunters 16 and older will be required to have a hunting license and HIP stamp prior to hunting.
For questions, more information, or if you would like to assist with this event, please contact either Chris Lecuyer (KDWPT) at 785-545-3345 or John Cockerham (PF) at 785-346-6527.

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Hunter Education Class - August 24-25
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Hunter Education Class - August 24-25

Fall hunting seasons are coming up soon!! To get ready, Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, Inc. is partnering with Boys & Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sister to host a Hunter Education Class at the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas on August 24th & 25th.  On the 24th, we will meet from 6:00 pm until about 9:00 pm.  On August 25th, we’ll meet from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, taking an hour off for lunch.  (to get your hunter education card, you will need to attend all sessions).  You must be at least 11 years old to take the class.  There is no charge for the class…it is FREE!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas is located at 2400 N Opportunity Drive, Wichita, KS 67219.

We’ll have lots of opportunities for you to join us outdoors this year.  But you will need a hunter education card first!

We will have experienced hunters to work with those who have not hunted before, insuring a safe and, hopefully, successful hunt!

Fall Dove Hunts, Deer Hunts, Duck Hunts, Pheasant Hunts, Quail Hunts…great times outdoors!  Call today to get signed up!

To sign up for a Hunter Education class, call Mike at 316-290-8883.  If you already have your hunter education card and want to participate in any of our hunts, let Mike know that too!

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21st Annual Youth Outdoor Festival
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

21st Annual Youth Outdoor Festival

If you’re interested in introducing your child to the world of shooting sports, hunting, fishing and other outdoor-related activities, make plans to attend the 21st Annual Youth Outdoor Festival on August 18, 2018. The event will provide a day of free target shooting and other outdoor activities for youth 17 and younger at the Hays City Sportsmen’s Club, 5810 230th Ave., Hays (1/4 mile north of I-70, Exit 157).

Staff from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), as well as members of Hays area businesses, conservation groups and local shooting sports groups will collaborate to offer instruction on trap and skeet shooting, archery, as well as air rifle, muzzleloader and small-bore rifle marksmanship. There will also be a casting competition, paintball activities and a furharvesting demonstration. Events begin 9 a.m. on Saturday morning and end at 3 p.m.

Youth will be closely supervised at each station by experienced volunteer instructors, and all equipment will be supplied. Hunter Education certification is not required, but youth must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for the event can be completed onsite the day of the event. A free lunch will be provided by Eagle Communications and the Hays Chapter of Pheasants Forever. Youth will also have chances to win prizes, including guns, fishing tackle and other outdoor equipment.

For more information, contact Kent Hensley at (785) 726-3212 or Troy Mattheyer at (785) 726-4212.

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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

KDWPT Family Fishing Night

We will be fishing at the Great Plains Nature Center's Island Pond, where we can catch bluegill, bass, catfish, and crappie. The pond is also home to many other wildlife, and is a peaceful scene to experience fishing with your family! Staff and volunteers from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism will be onsite to help as much or as little as needed. Connect with your kids and fish Kansas! All fishing equipment and tackle are provided, but you're welcome to bring your own. No fishing license required.

  • Children must be supervised by a responsible adult during the event.
  • Meet in the parking lot just to the west of the Great Plains Nature Center at 6 p.m.
  • Printed tickets are not required to attend.
  • Please register each person individually (including all adults and children.)

FREE. Registration required. Tickets will go live 2 weeks before the event.

 

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Doc Wiley Cast & Blast with the Sunflower GSP Club
Jul
21
7:30 AM07:30

Doc Wiley Cast & Blast with the Sunflower GSP Club

The Sunflower German Shorthair Pointer Club is hosting a Cast and Blast Day at a private property near Howard, KS.

We will spend the morning busting clays and fishing at a private pond with members of the club. Lunch will be provided.

This is a fun event for matches and waiting Littles.

All participants must have a signed liability waiver (you can download it from the link).

Call Mike Christensen at 316-290-8883 or respond via email at mchristensen@outdoormentors.org.

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Shooting Clinic
Jun
25
5:30 PM17:30

Shooting Clinic

Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors will be hosting a Shooting Clinic at the Ark Valley Gun Club from 5:30 until we run out of targets, ammo or daylight, whichever comes first! We'll have instructors for archery, BB-gun, skeet and trap.

Joining Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors will be volunteers from local Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Kansas Bow Hunters and Christian Bow Hunters organizations.

BBQ sandwiches will be provided at no charge, donated by Security 1st Title. 

All participants must have a signed liability waiver (you can download it from the link).

Please register for the event here.

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Jun
23
8:00 AM08:00

Fishing Clinic/Derby

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information: 
Open to youths ages 3 - 15 at Happy Hollow Lake (19749 Happy Hollow Road, Leavenworth, KS).  This is a free fishing event.  Come join us for a morning of fishing, fun, and refreshments.  Refreshments will be provided! Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips, Pop and Water.  Bait will be provided!! Bring your own poles!  Fishing Derby is Catch and Release only

For more information or to volunteer to help, please contact David Breth at 620-672-5911

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Fishing w/St Marks' Men's Group
Jun
23
7:00 AM07:00

Fishing w/St Marks' Men's Group

Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors will be joining the St Mark's Men's Group for a morning of fishing with kids from the neighborhood at a private pond north of Wichita.

We'll meet at St Mark's at 7AM and fish till 11:30AM when we'll reconvene at the church for lunch.

For more information, contact Harvey Nero at 316-209-7557

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Jun
10
8:00 AM08:00

Kids Fishing Clinic

Contact: Thane Loring
Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Other Information: 
Kids Fishing Clinic. Ages 7-15. Pre-Registration at the State Park Office no later than Thursday, June 7th. Participants will learn fishing techniques and fish identification, with an adult mentor.  Registration is limited.

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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

9th Annual Outdoor Kansas Kids Event

Come join us for the 9th annual OK Kids Day event at Cedar Bluff State Park.

A Free event (no vehicle permit required, camping fees still apply)

Activities include: Fishing Derby, Archery, Trap Shooting, Photo Scavenger Hunt, Minnow Catching, Feather Dart making, Train rides and free hot dog lunch for participants

Registration starts at 9 am

Contact: Amber McLaughlin
Phone No: 7857263212

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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Pratt Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, June 02, 2018

Contact: David Breth

Phone No: 620-672-5911

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Other Information: 

Annual youth fishing derby at the Pratt Youth/Mentor Pond located at the KDWPT Operations Office in Pratt, KS.  Fishing and fishing education activties between 9am and 11am with a cookout at 11am.    To register for the event or to volunteer, please contact David Breth at 620-672-5911.

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

OK Kids Day

This is going to be fun! O.K. Kids Day at the Great Plains Nature Center will be a FREE event on June 2 for kids of all ages.

Outdoor Kansas Kids (O.K. Kids) is a statewide program coordinated by Kansas Wildscape. The mission of O.K. Kids is “To provide multiple outdoor recreation opportunities for Kansas youth with adult partnering and mentoring to encourage outdoor recreational opportunities, and promote and provide an active lifestyle as an alternative to sedentary activities.”

They’ll have lots of fun and free activities, usually including things like crafts, hikes, archery, fishing, from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Kids – and probably a lot of us parents – will experience new things, gain some new skills, and enjoy nature.

The theme for the O.K. Kids Day event at the GPNC  changes each year and will focus on topics that encourage kids to enjoy the outdoors. The games, crafts, and activities will all reflect the theme. This is an event suitable for all ages.

Admission to OK Kids Day at the GPNC is completely free!

Pre-registration is not required. Just show up!

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th Street North, Wichita
Cost: FREE

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Youth in the Outdoors Day
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Youth in the Outdoors Day

Free fun for kids 6-16. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Activities include:

  • Laser Shot
  • Archery Clinic
  • BB Gun Clinic
  • Turkey Calling
  • Fishing and Fly Fishing Demonstrations
  • Black Powder Shooting
  • Hunter Education
  • Clay Target Shooting
  • Waterfowl Calling
  • Wildlife Habitat Education

There will be a drawing for a lifetime Kansas Hunting License!

Contact Verne Dow for more information at 785-438-2065

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Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Fishing With a Cop

Date: Saturday, June 02, 2018

Contact: Bryan Sowards
Phone No: 785-658-2465

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Other Information: 
Fishing Derby at Lakewood Park in Salina, KS.  This event is open to the public.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Bryan Sowards, District Fisheries Biologist, at 785-658-2465

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May
21
to May 23

National R3 Symposium

  • Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel (map)
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The National R3 Symposium is the first nation-wide event solely focused on resources and partnerships needed to secure the future of hunting, angling, target shooting, and boating. This meeting is the premier venue for the outdoor community to advance the field of outdoor recreation recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) in the United States. The National R3 Symposium will provide an unparalleled opportunity for agencies, industries and NGO’s to share, learn and develop the limitless opportunities our community has to accelerate the current state of R3 effort and impact.

Join us at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel from May 21 – 23, 2018 and help us chart the path forward for the collective benefit of wildlife conservation and the American outdoor heritage.

 

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Fishing w/BBBS of the Flint Hills
May
20
1:30 PM13:30

Fishing w/BBBS of the Flint Hills

The Kansas Hunting & Fishing Chapter of Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors will be hosting an afternoon of fishing with BBBS of the Flint Hills at Camp Alexander.

All participants must have a signed liability waiver (you can download it from the link).

Contact Serena Randolph/BBBS to reserve your spot! (serena@bbbsfh.org).

If you would like to volunteer to help, contact Eric Brown at ericbrown52@gmail.com.

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