The 2009 Youth Pheasant and Quail Hunting Season will be open this coming weekend across the State of Kansas. On Saturday and Sunday, public lands walk-in hunting areas and private lands with permission are all open for young people to get the first chance at the upland birds.
According to Mike Nyhoff, Area Manager at the Glen Elder Reservoir Wildlife Area, “The two day youth season, which is conducted the week before the regular season opens, provides youngsters outstanding hunting opportunities and can be a critical factor in getting more youth hunting.”
Youth 16 and younger may hunt under the supervision of an adult 18 years or older. The supervising adult may not hunt and does not need a hunting license. Youth 15 and younger do not need a hunting license or hunter education, however, 16-year old hunters will need a license and hunter education certification. The daily bag limit is two cock pheasants and four quail.
Shooting will begin at 1:00-PM and run until 4:30-PM each day. Shotshells and targets will be provided. Shooters may use their own shotguns but Youth model shotguns will be available for those who don’t have a shotgun.
For more information about the Youth Hunt November 7th and 8th, you can call the Glen Elder Area Office at 545-3345 or log on to their web site firstname.lastname@example.org.