Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Grounds near Parsons offer excellent opportunity; application deadline March 21
PARSONS — The 13,727-acre property formerly known as the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant is now owned in part by the Great Plains Development Authority, the U.S. Army, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). All three entities are working together to provide spring turkey hunting opportunities on the property, located 3 miles east of Parsons.

This spring, two hunts will be offered: an archery-only and youth shotgun hunt will take place April 7 through April 10, and a shotgun hunt will be held April 13 through April 17. Youth and archery hunters may apply for either hunt, but not both. Hunters may each harvest one bird.

Twenty hunters will be drawn for each hunt, and applicants are required to apply and hunt in pairs. Each pair of hunters will choose a designated tract to hunt based on drawing order. Each pair of hunters must have at least one partner 21 years or older.

Applicants must send their full name, drivers license number, social security number, birth date, address, phone number, and email address on a 3x5 index card in an envelope to KDWP, Turkey Hunt, 507 E 560th Ave, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Hunting pairs must submit information for both hunters on the same index card.
Applications must be postmarked March 21 or earlier. Only one application will be accepted per pair of hunters. The information provided will be used to conduct a mandatory background check for successfully drawn applicants. Incomplete or incorrect entries will not be accepted.

Hunters who were successful in the area’s fall 2010 deer hunts are not eligible.

Successful applicants will be notified by mail or email by March 25. All participants must attend a safety/security briefing. Briefings will be held April 6 at 6 p.m. for the first hunt and April 12 at 6 p.m. for the second hunt. All hunt rules and questions will be addressed at that time.

Hunts may be cancelled at any time due to heightened security. For more information, phone 620-231-3173 or 620-421-7447.

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