Monday morning officials at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge announced they will welcome hunters in specific areas beginning Wednesday morning.
The refuge has been closed to all kinds of hunting for more than a month per refuge policy that suspends all hunting when endangered whooping cranes are present.
It’s been several days since whoopers were seen in the area. A press release said about 31 different whoopers were seen in the area this fall.
Recent reports indicate some impressive numbers of ducks and geese using the refuge.
For more information go to www.fws.gov/quivira