4-H Shooting Sports Fundraiser Featuring Upland Game Bird Program to be Held in Salina

The Central Kansas Extension District will host an Upland Game Bird Biology and Management program on Wednesday, April 10 in the Saline County 4-H Building in Salina. This informational session is an opportunity for land managers and wildlife enthusiasts who have an interest in developing habitat and enhancing game populations to learn about the various programs, services, and resources that are available to help them meet their goals.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., the Central Kansas District 4-H Shooting Sports project members will be serving a BBQ dinner by freewill donation. Youth will also be selling raffle tickets for various prize drawings. Proceeds will go to support 4-H youth enrolled in the shotgun, archery, bb gun, air rifle, muzzleloader, and hunting skills disciplines.

Dr. Drew Ricketts, K-State Research and Extension Wildlife Specialist, will begin the educational program at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation on the biology, habitat requirements and general management of pheasant, quail and other upland game birds in Kansas. Following will be Pat Riese, Wildlife Biologist with Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks. He will highlight numerous technical assistance and financial resources including cost-share and incentive programs available throughout the state. Additionally, an outlook and forecast on game bird populations and strategy will be offered.

To get an accurate count for the meal, registrations are requested by Wednesday, April 3. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the CKD Extension Office in Salina at (785) 309-5850.

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