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Hunting

Melvern Lake offers many opportunities for a variety of game. Deer, quail, turkeys, ducks, rabbits and squirrels may be found on public hunting lands.

The north side of Melvern Lake has more wooded areas and blocks of timber than the south side. The south shore of the lake has more areas of warm season grass and smaller woodlots. The upper reaches of Melvern Lake are also excellent habitats featuring many game friendly crop fields surrounded by timber and brushy growth.

Over 10,000 acres of wildlife habitat are managed for the outdoorsman by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Management activities include marsh development, food plots, boundary plantings, cover plots and brush piles.

No camping or fires are permitted in the wildlife areas. Camping is permitted on designated campsites within the park areas.

Most hunting accidents occur because of improper gun handling. Hunters swinging on game and hunters mistaken for game are two of the most common causes of accidents. The wearing of blaze orange and Hunter Education training can reduce the chances of being involved in an accident.

Kansas law requires that any hunter born after July 1, 1957 must complete a Hunter Education course before they can obtain a Kansas hunting license.

-Information on Hunting in Kansas-

-Melvern Wildlife Area-