Brzon Wildlife Area News

Brzon Wildlife Area News

2013 Dove Management Fields-

Located North of Belleville, KS. Google Earth maps are available Below. Sunflowers are planted on a 6 acre field. It is located approx. ΒΌ mi. north of the information shelter off Fir Rd. One 8 acre field of wheat stubble will be mowed or burned prior to the season opener. Several, small ponds in the middle of the area also attract doves. The entire area will be open to Youth / Mentor / Novice hunters ONLY for the first 2 days of the season (September 1& 2). The area will be open to all hunters on Sept. 3 and through September 30. Mandatory Hunter Survey Cards will be required during the first 3 days of the Dove hunting Season and will be available at the Information Center.

2013 Dove Management Field Maps (Google Earth KMZ File)

Because Hunter Education classes are sometimes not regularly scheduled and often difficult to work into already busy schedules, the State of Kansas has made it easier to begin hunting even without taking the class. In recent years, Kansas has passed laws so that persons 15 and younger may hunt without hunter education as long as they are directly supervised by an adult 18 or older. Again this year Kansas allows anyone 16 years and older who has not passed a hunter ed class to purchase a one-time "apprentice hunting license" which allows them to hunt while accompanied by a licensed adult 18 or older. The apprentice license is good for the calendar year.

Remember before heading to the field to purchase your HIP stamp and plug those shotguns so they are capable of holding no more than 3 shells.