Dove season is here and the Westar Energy Green Team is hosting its annual youth dove hunt to kick off the season. It’s an excellent way for youth to learn the dove hunting basics, and with plenty of birds flying at close range.
Hunts will take place at Jeffrey Energy Center near St. Marys on Sunday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 2 either in the early morning or late afternoon.
Youth 16 and younger may participate, given they have their own shotgun and are accompanied by a non-hunting adult. Hunters age 16 must have a hunting license and HIP stamp. Non-toxic shells will be provided to all hunters.
The Center’s spacious wheat and sunflower fields have been prepared to draw plenty of doves, so action should be lively.
Hunters will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunts will be scheduled as requests dictate and hunting groups can be formed.
To sign up a youth, contact Shelly Gomez at (785) 575-6355 no later than Monday, Aug. 26.