Youth Turkey Hunt Planned in Council Grove

COUNCIL GROVE – April is an exciting time for hunters as the weather begins to warm, the sound of gobbles echo through the woods. It’s turkey season.

If you know a novice hunter age 11-16 who is excited to learn more about turkey hunting, register them for the upcoming Council Grove Youth Turkey Hunt, Saturday, April 6.

This event – made possible by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – will provide beginning hunters with a safe and high-quality spring turkey hunting experience.

Registered participants, along with their parent or mentor, can expect to gather Friday evening, April 5, to pattern shotguns and scout hunting areas. In the predawn of Saturday morning, April 6, hunters and guides will venture to area locations on public and private land where turkeys have been located during preseason scouting efforts. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as a turkey hunting presentation and door prizes. If past hunts are indicators, participants will have exciting stories of turkey encounters to share at day’s end.

Lodging is available in nearby Council Grove and camping is available at Council Grove Lake. Participants are encouraged to explore historic Council Grove, scenic Morris County and travel the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway while visiting the area.

Space is limited, so hunters must register no later than March 30 by calling Public Lands manager Brent Konen at (620) 767-5900.