Duck hunting season begins on Saturday, Oct. 10 for the Cheyenne Bottoms area. As many as 500 hunters from across the United States flock to the marsh for the weekend hunt.
For the third year, duck hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center after their hunt from 8-11 a.m. for free breakfast, coffee and juice. Biscuits and gravy will be served. The free breakfast is sponsored by Great Bend Regional Hospital.
“After filling up on good eats, hunters can learn about Cheyenne Bottoms’s history at the education center, peruse through items in the Cheyenne Bottoms Ducks Unlimited Chapter raffle and silent auction, visit waterfowl identification and hunting information booths, as well as share your hunting stories with fellow hunters,” said Curtis Wolf, director of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The center is located at the southeast corner of Cheyenne Bottoms along K-156.
Hunters can also get their waterfowl boats inspected for safety for free by Kansas Wildlife Parks & Tourism Boater Education staff.
For questions about the breakfast, call the KWEC at 877-243-9268.