Westar Energy’s Green Team, a group of employee and retired volunteers that takes on environmental projects across Kansas, is partnering with the Jeffrey Energy Center (JEC) to host a youth spring turkey hunt. From April 1-21, turkey hunting opportunities will be provided for youth age 12-17 at the JEC Wildlife Area just 45 minutes northwest of Topeka.

Led by experienced volunteer guides, participants will have the opportunity to hunt turkey in enclosed blinds throughout the area. Hunts will take place primarily during mornings and weekends, but weekday and afternoon hunts may be possible based on guide availability.

Participants are asked to bring a shotgun as well as a Unit 3 turkey permit. For hunters age 16 and 17, a hunting license and hunter education certificate is also required. No special clothing, calls, or decoys are needed.

Approximately 20 spots are available and will be awarded to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants can sign up through March 27, or until all available spots are taken. Preference will be given to inexperienced hunters.

All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information, contact Barb Cornelius at (785) 575-8125.

Image courtesy Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

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