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Posted 1/23/2017

Release no. 17-002

Public Affairs

MARQUETTE, Kan.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake will host its 2nd annual youth and disabled turkey hunt Saturday, April 1, 2017. This event allows hunters self-guided access to public lands managed by the Corps of Engineers including refuge and park areas usually closed to hunting.  

Applications are accepted for those 15 years of age or younger, or those with a permanent disability, and will be drawn and assigned to a specific hunting location. Youth hunters are required to have a mentor, 18 years of age or older with a valid Kansas hunting license, to assist the youth during the hunt.  

All applicable Kansas hunting regulations apply and required tags pertaining to the youth turkey season will be required. Please refer to the 2017 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Regulations Summary from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. 

Interested applicants can download an application online or fill out an application at the Kanopolis Lake Project Office. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on March 15, 2017 by email, Brandon.l.beckman@usace.army.mil: fax, 785-546-2200: or mail, Kanopolis Lake Project Office, 105 Riverside Drive, Marquette, KS 67464.


For additional information or questions, please contact Brandon Beckman, Kanopolis Lake Park Ranger, at 816-389-2239.

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