Kansas Seeking Hunters for Special Deer Hunt

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The Riley County Fish and Game Association, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), and Tuttle Creek Lake Corps of Engineers are seeking participants for their 8th annual youth/handicapped deer hunt, which will be held Sept. 11 and 12. Youth ages 11 through 16 and anyone with a certified disability are eligible to participate in this hunt. Participants need a deer permit, and if required by Kansas law, a Kansas hunting license and an approved hunter education course.

For those in need, scholarship assistance to purchase a hunting license and deer permit can be provided by the sponsoring agencies and associations. If participants do not have a rifle or ammunition for the hunt, these items will be provided. Each participant will be paired with an experienced hunter who will serve as guide. Arrangements have been made with area lockers where basic processing of harvested deer will be handled free of charge.

Other items provided for this hunt include accessible hunting blinds, hunting locations, hunter orange hats and vests, and transportation to the field. All participants will be required to attend a firearm safety presentation and sight-in at the Fancy Creek Range on Sunday, Aug. 22.

Other groups and organizations contributing to this hunt include the Friends of Fancy Creek Range, Kansas City Chapter of Safari Club International, and Tuttle Creek Lake Association.

For more information or an application, phone Steve Prockish at the Tuttle Creek Lake Corps of Engineers office, 785-539-8511, ext. 3167, or email Stephen.E.Prockish@usace.army.mil. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 1.