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Milford Lake: Policy on blinds, tree stands, decoys and baiting on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Managed Wildlife Areas

Blinds, tree stands, and decoys.  Subject to provisions and restrictions as established by posted notice, blinds, tree stands, and decoys shall be allowed on public property as follows:

(a) Portable tree stands used for hunting may be placed not more than 14 days before the hunting season for which the blind or stand will be used and shall be removed from public property within 14 days after the hunting season for which the blind or stand was placed has ended.

(b) Portable tree stands used for purposes other than hunting may be placed for a period not to exceed 14 days and shall be removed from public property at the conclusion of 14 days or after the intended use of the blind or stand has ended, whichever time period is less.

(c) Ladders, screw in metal steps, and steps attached by ropes, cables or chains may be used for access to portable tree stands and shall be removed when the portable tree stand is removed as required by subsection (a) or (b).

(d) Natural blinds may be used for any authorized activity and shall be constructed of natural herbaceous materials or woody debris, or both, that are dead and down and that are present at the site of the natural blind.  Live trees and standing dead trees may NOT be cut.

(e) Any individual may use a placed portable blind, portable tree stand, or natural blind when the blind or stand is not occupied.

(f) Any blind, stand, or climbing device not in conformance with regulations or posted notice provisions or restrictions may be removed/impounded or destroyed by the government.

(g) Each portable blind and portable tree stand shall be marked with either the user’s name and address or the user’s Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism (KDWPT) department-issued identification number in a visible, legible, and weatherproof manner.

(h) No individual shall place more than two portable blinds or tree stands on any single corps owned project (including KDWPT department-managed property on that same project).

(i) Portable blinds shall not be left unattended overnight

(j) Decoys shall not be left unattended overnight

Bait; hunting. (a) No person shall place, deposit, expose, or scatter bait while hunting or preparing to hunt on public lands or place, deposit, expose, or scatter bait in a manner that causes another person to be in violation of this policy.

(b) Hunting shall be prohibited within 100 yards of any bait placed, deposited, exposed, or scattered on public lands.  Bait shall be considered placed, deposited, exposed, or scattered on public lands for 10 days following complete removal of the bait.

(c) Nothing in this policy shall prohibit the hunting or taking of wildlife over standing crops, grain found scattered solely as the result of normal agricultural operations, or grain found scattered solely as the result of normal weather conditions.

(d) For the purposes of this policy, “bait” shall mean any grain, fruit, vegetable, nut, hay, salt, sorghum, feed, or other food, or mineral that is capable of attracting wildlife.  Liquid scents and sprays shall not be considered bait.

Violations of this policy are subject to a written warning or citation in accordance with Title 36 CFR 327.8 Hunting, fishing, and trapping – (d) Additional restrictions pertaining to these activities may be established by the District Commander.

For additional information regarding hunting on Corps of Engineers managed ground please call the project office at 785-238-5714.