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NWTF-initiated Proposal Topples Barrier in Kansas

The NWTF's continuing battle to topple barriers to hunting, especially for youth, was successful in March when the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission unanimously voted to allow the use of 28 gauge and .410 shotguns for wild turkey hunting.

Proposed by the NWTF through conservation field supervisor Jared McJunkin, a member of the KDWPT Wild Turkey Management Committee, a regulation change removed language that barred "shotguns 20 gauge and larger" for turkey hunters.

McJunkin said the new regulations should be in effect for Kansas' 2013 fall turkey season.

"We all feel this is a great step toward improved hunter recruitment - allowing youth to enjoy turkey hunting and hopefully develop a lifelong tradition of hunting," McJunkin said. "This is a small step in our "Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt." initiative, but not one we should overlook."

The NWTF is grateful to KDWPT and its small game biologist, Jim Pitman, and encourages NWTF members in Kansas to contact KDWPT and thank Pitman for his support.

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