Youth turkey hunt coming up in Council Grove

COUNCIL GROVE, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), in cooperation with area chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will sponsor a  youth turkey hunt April 5 near Council Grove. Participation is open to all youth age 11-16, and there is no cost to attend. Limited slots are available and the deadline to apply is March 21.

Participants in this hunt will pattern shotguns and scout for turkeys the evening before the hunt on April 4. Early on April 5, they will be guided on public and private land to some of the best turkey hunt spots the area has to offer. The event will also include door prizes, a turkey hunting presentation, and breakfast and lunch for the hunters.

Lodging is available in nearby Council Grove, and camping is available at Council Grove Reservoir.

For more information or to register for this event, contact KDWPT public land manager Brent Konen at (620) 767-5900.

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