Kansas News: Westar Energy Invites Youth To Turkey Hunt

TOPEKA, KS (STL.News) – Westar Energy’s Green Team invites eligible youth to its spring turkey hunt, April 1-16, 2019 at Jeffrey Energy Center, 7 miles north of St. Marys. Youngsters, age 12 to 16, who have not harvested a turkey are eligible to apply and must register by Friday, March 15 by calling (785) 575-6355.  Applications will be accepted first-come, first-served.  All hunters must be accompanied by a mentor, preferably one who does not have turkey hunting experience and preference will be given to applicants with inexperienced mentors.

Green Team members who are veteran hunters will assist the young hunters and their mentors.  Youth hunters must bring a shotgun, but no special clothing or calls are required.  Hunters 15 and younger will need a youth spring turkey permit.  Hunters who are 16 must have a Unit 3 turkey permit and hunting license.  Participants will hunt from enclosed blinds placed around small crop fields on the Westar property where turkeys are abundant.

Most hunts will occur on weekend mornings, but weekday and afternoon hunts are possible, depending on volunteer guide availability.

The Westar Energy Green Team is a group of employees and retired volunteers who work on environmental projects across Kansas.  The Green Team also collaborates with conservation organizations, agencies and schools to foster an understanding of the Kansas environment.