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Application deadline March 19 for KS youth-mentor turkey hunts

From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

-- To enhance the 2010 spring turkey hunting experience, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has joined with private landowners to offer special spring turkey hunts.

Special hunts will be offered in 12 counties opening up 4,775 acres for 118 special hunt opportunities.  Hunts will be offered in Chase, Clay, Douglas, Ellsworth, Greenwood, Leavenworth, Osage, Ottawa, Reno, Riley, Sumner  and Wabaunsee  counties as well as Benedictine Bottoms Wildlife Area, Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake #2, Eisenhower State Park and Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge.

The special hunts range from youth-only and youth-mentor hunts to open hunts. All special hunt opportunities are available by online application and a random drawing.

Applicants who are drawn for a hunt will be notified by email with additional hunt information and their special hunt permit for accessing the property. The online application and hunt information is available at  http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/Hunting/Special-Hunts, with the application deadline Friday, March 19. Special hunt permit recipients must also possess required hunting licenses and turkey permits.

Access to lands enrolled in these special hunts will be limited to foot traffic only, unless posted otherwise. Each property will have special restrictions for dates allowed and type of hunt that will be listed on the application. For more information regarding the special hunts program or applications, contact Jake George at (620) 672-5911.

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