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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TUTTLE CREEK ASSISTED DEER HUNT

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TUTTLE CREEK ASSISTED DEER HUNT

June 26, 2014

Youth and disabled hunters are encouraged to apply for this limited hunt now through July 31

MANHATTAN—The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Riley County Fish and Game Association, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake are currently accepting applications through July 31 for the upcoming 2014 Tuttle Creek Youth/Disabled Assisted Deer Hunt, September 6 and 7. This hunt, which is offered free of charge, is open to resident youth age 11-16 and those with a certified disability.

Participants will need a Kansas hunting license, deer permit, and, if required by Kansas law, must have completed an approved hunter education course. Assistance meeting these requirements, including scholarship assistance to purchase a hunting license and deer permit, can be provided. 

If needed, rifles and ammunition will also be available to hunters. Each participant will be guided by an experienced hunter, and arrangements have been made with area lockers to provide basic processing of harvested deer free of charge. Other items provided for this hunt include accessible hunting blinds, hunting locations, hunter orange hats and vests, and transportation to and from the field.

Participants will be required to attend a firearm safety presentation and sight-in at the Fancy Creek Shooting Range at 4 p.m., Sunday, August 17.

For more information, or to obtain an application, contact U.S. Army Corps of Engineers natural resource specialist Steve Prockish at (785) 539-8511, ext. 3167, or by e-mail at Stephen.E.Prockish@usace.army.mil. Applications can also be found by visiting: http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Portals/29/docs/lakesites/tuttlecreek/DeerHunt.pdf

This event is made possible by Friends of Fancy Creek Range, Kansas City Chapter of Safari Club International, Kansas State Rifle Association and the Tuttle Creek Lake Association.

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