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Posted 6/2/2016

Release no. 16-026


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MANHATTAN, Kan.,—  Youth and disabled hunters have until July 21 to apply for an assisted deer hunt at Tuttle Creek Lake. This event is limited to 25 hunters.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Riley County Fish and Game Association and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake are accepting applications for the 2016 Tuttle Creek Youth/Disabled Assisted Deer Hunt scheduled for Sept. 10-11. This hunt is free of charge and is open to resident youth ages 11-16 and those with a certified disability interested in hunting Kansas whitetails.  

An experienced hunting guide will be provided for each participant. Hunters will be provided with accessible hunting blinds, transportation to prime field locations and hunter orange hats and vests.

Area meat lockers will provide basic processing of harvested deer free of charge. 

Applicants will be notified following the July 21 deadline. Participants must have a Kansas hunting license, deer permit, and if required by Kansas law, must have completed an approved hunter education course.  

Hunters are required to attend a firearm safety presentation and sight-in at the Fancy Creek Shooting Range Sunday, Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. Scholarship assistance to purchase a hunting license and deer permit, can be provided. Rifles and ammunition can also be available to hunters. 

Questions about the event, application process and hunter assistance can be directed to Steve Prockish, Tuttle Creek Lake Natural Resource Specialist at 785-539-8511, ext. 3167, or by e-mail at Stephen.E.Prockish@usace.army.mil.  

This event is made possible by Friends of Fancy Creek Range, Kansas City Chapter of Safari Club International, Kansas State Rifle Association and the Tuttle Creek Lake Association.