Daily Archives: August 21, 2014

Westar Energy Green Team Youth Dove Hunt

Hunt to take place weekend following Labor Day

What better way for kiddos to gain dove hunting experience than to embark on a guided hunt over managed sunflower and wheat fields? The Westar Energy Green Team is hosting its annual youth dove hunt the second weekend of September to kick off dove season, and area youth are invited. The hunts will be conducted at JeffreyEnergyCenter, near St. Marys, September 6-7 and are open to youth 16 and younger. Hunters will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  To register, call Barb Cornelius at (785) 575-8125 by Friday, Aug. 29.

Hunts will take place in the early morning or late afternoon. Hunters are asked to bring their own shotguns and be accompanied by a non-hunting adult. Hunters age 16 must also have a Kansas hunting license and Harvest Information Program (HIP) permit. Non-toxic shells will be provided.

Kanopolis Lake Waterfowl Blind Permit Drawing

Twenty-five hunting blinds will be available

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at KanopolisLake will host its annual waterfowl blind permit drawing Saturday, September 6 at 1:30 p.m. The drawing will be conducted at the Kanopolis Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Information Center at105 Riverside Drive, below the KanopolisLake dam. Applicants must be at least 12 years old on the day of the drawing. Two members per household may be allowed to draw.

Applicants will be drawn at random to determine the order of site selection and permit application. Twenty-five blind sites will be available this year.

For more information, contact the Kanopolis Project Office at (785) 546-2294.

Osborne Hosts North Central Kansas Outdoor Youth Fair

Popular outdoor youth event provides variety of experiences

If it’s fun and you can do it outdoors, you’ll find it at the North Central Kansas Outdoor Youth Fair, September 6 in Osborne.  The event, which begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m., is limited to youth ages 17 and younger (all those 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult). The fair is truly a one-of-a-kind experience with shooting sports of all types, fly fishing, canoeing, fur trapping, outdoor photography and many other outdoor activities.

Youth must be registered by 11 a.m. the day of the event to be provided lunch and an opportunity to be drawn for door prizes that include a lifetime hunting license for a boy and a girl, hunting and fishing trips, and a weekend at an area lake cabin. Archery hunters 14 and older are invited to bring in their bows for tune-ups. It’s easy to find, just follow the signs to the west end of Main Street in Osborne.

This is the ninth year for the popular event, which is supported by the major sponsors listed below, as well as many local businesses and individuals. All registered youth get a free lunch, t-shirt and a chance to win prizes. All equipment and supplies are provided at no charge.

The North Central Kansas Outdoor Youth Fair is sponsored by the Osborne County Pheasants Forever Chapter, Osborne Gun Club, Nex-Tech, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and the Keith Hahn Memorial.

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