Tuttle Creek Lake Area
Assisted Deer Hunt October 5th and 6th, 2019
Plans are underway for the 17th annual youth/handicap assisted deer hunt at Tuttle Creek Lake.
The assisted hunt will be held in October during the pre-rut antlerless deer rifle season. Kansas youth 12 through 16 years of age and Kansas residents. Or, residents of any age with a disability may participate in this hunt.
This deer hunt will be held on October 5th & 6th, 2019, during the Pre-Rut Antlerless rifle season. During the Pre-Rut Antlerless rifle season hunters may only harvest a doe/antlerless deer.
Hunters with their guides will sight-in rifles at the Fancy Creek Range near Randolph on Sunday, September 8th at 4:00 p.m. We will be providing a meal. Bring your rifle, ammo (a rifle and ammo will be provided if needed) and your appetite. During the sight-in, all participants will qualify for the hunt in marksmanship by demonstrating the ability to hit a "pie-sized" target, 2 out of 3 shots, at 50 yards. Don't worry, you will have plenty of time to warm up before qualifying.
On October 5th & 6th, to begin the hunt, hunters and guides will meet at 5:00 a.m. at the Tuttle Creek Lake Visitor Center (located at 5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan) for breakfast. After breakfast, all hunters and their guides will disperse to their hunting blinds. All hunters are paired with guide and a hunt location assigned well before the hunt.
Deer are processed for participants thanks to the generous donation of area lockers. GTB Custom Meats of Riley and Clay Center Locker provide basic processing of harvested deer and, arrangements are made for the deer to be transported to these lockers.
If you would like to participate in this hunt, please fill out an application and send it back no later than August, 25th. Shortly thereafter, all applicants will be notified of their status. Questions about this event please contact:
USACE Wyatt Cooper at 785-539-8511, ext. 3170, firstname.lastname@example.org
KDWPT Ben Jedlicka at 785-256-3614 c, call or text, email@example.com
Check here for application: https://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes/Tuttle-Creek-Lake/Hunting/
The Friends of Fancy Creek Range provide NRA certified Range Safety Officers to staff the shooting range during the rifle sight-in. A meal is provided the hunters, guides, Range Safety Officers, and other volunteers after the safety presentation and rifle sight-in. Breakfast for all hunters, guides and volunteers each morning of the hunt.
This event is sponsored by contributions from businesses, organizations and individuals.
Riley County Fish and Game Assoc. Kansas City Chapter, Safari Club Int.
The Friends of Fancy Creek Range Lloyd Johnson Outdoor Youth Fund
Tuttle Creek Lake Association Cox Bros BBQ
Kansas Rifle Association Early Edition Restaurant