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Hunting

Wilson Lake offers hunting opportunities for a variety of game animals. Pheasant, quail, prairie chicken, whitetail deer, turkey, waterfowl, and rabbit can be found in huntable populations.  Fur harvesters may also find coyote, bobcat, beaver, muskrat, mink, raccoon and opossum to pursue.

Nearly 7,000 acres of project lands are licensed to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism for wildlife management.  Land management practices such as prescribed burning, tree and grass planting, and food plot established are performed to enhance wildlife habitat.  One of the Corps' most important wildlife management tools is the agricultural lease program.  Tracts of public land are leased to farmers who incorporate specific wildlife management practices into their farming operation.  Public access is available to a majority of these lands, but vehicles are restricted to existing roads.  Nearly all federally owned land is open to hunting, with the exception of the developed parks and the waterfowl refuge.  We encourage all hunters to visit the Project Office for further information and guidance.

All Federal and State hunting regulations are enforced and sportsmanship and safety should be considered at all times.  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.

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