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WESTAR ENERGY GREEN TEAM INVITE YOUTH ON DEER HUNT

WESTAR ENERGY GREEN TEAM INVITE YOUTH ON DEER HUNT

Oct. 10, 2013

Applications for the Jeffrey Energy Center youth deer hunt due Nov. 1

TOPEKA – The Westar Energy Green Team will host a youth rifle deer hunt at the Jeffrey Energy Center, seven miles north of St. Marys, Dec. 4-15 and Jan. 1-12. Youth 12 and older are invited to attend and submit an application by Nov. 1. A limited number of spots are available, so hunts will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hunts will be conducted from ground blinds in the early morning and late afternoon, and will be led by volunteer, experienced hunters. Hunters must be accompanied by an adult mentor and are encouraged to bring their own rifle; however, one can be provided upon request. Hunters must have a Unit 9 deer permit and hunters 16 and older must possess a hunting license and hunter education certificate.

An orientation session will be held on Nov. 16 to instruct hunters on safety, deer biology, and assist youth with sighting-in rifles. To apply for the hunt, contact Barb Cornelius at (785) 575-8125. Hunters successful in receiving a spot will be notified by Nov. 8.

The Green Team’s annual youth deer hunts are part of an initiative designed to introduce youth to hunting, and encourage hunting as a life-long tradition.

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