Kansas Wetlands Education Center will welcome duck hunters with a free breakfast on Oct. 7.
New at this year’s event will be a free dog retriever demo with a hunt test training scenario for all trainers and dogs to try, said Curtis Wolf, KWEC director.
Duck hunting season begins on Saturday, Oct. 7, for the Low Plains Early Zone, which includes Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. Cheyenne Bottoms offers premier waterfowl hunting opportunities and the strong traditions that go with those hunts. The season also welcomes many out of town hunters into the local communities.
For the fifth year, duck hunters and friends are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, located at the southeast corner of Cheyenne Bottoms along K-156, after their hunt from 8 a.m. to noon for the free Hunter Appreciation Breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, coffee, and juice will be served.
“Hunters and hunting is such an important part of the past, present and future of Cheyenne Bottoms,” Wolf said. “It is an honor to celebrate this tradition.”
The free breakfast is sponsored by the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the event is organized by the KWEC, Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism, and Ducks Unlimited.
After filling up on a warm breakfast, hunters can explore Cheyenne Bottoms’s history through exhibits and displays at the education center, peruse items in the Cheyenne Bottoms Ducks Unlimited Chapter raffle and silent auction, practice their marksmanship on the KDWPT Laser Shot game, and share their hunting stories with fellow hunters and KDWPT staff.
For more information about the breakfast, contact the KWEC staff by calling 877-243-9268.