Brochure Pratt Sandhills WA

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					                                                                                                                              THINGS TO REMEMBER

                                                                                                                               All state fish and game regulations are in effect at
                                                                                                                            the Sandhills. A quick check at one of the parking lot
                                                                                                                            information centers will update hunters on any special
                                                                                                                            regulations or law changes. Boundaries are marked                              Pratt
        ratt Sandhills Wildlife Area        Pratt. Most of the 5,715-acre area      shelterbelts throughout the area,       with the familiar yellow and black public hunting area
        is located in Pratt County,         is sandhill prairie with moderate       as well as windmills, solar wells,      signs.
        approximately      thirteen         to steep dune topography. There         and hydrants that provide water
  miles west and six miles north of         are also several miles of multi-row     for wildlife.

   Upland game birds are the most commonly-hunt-
ed species at Pratt Sandhills Wildlife Area. Quail
                                                                    otes also are found in huntable numbers, usually
                                                                    around the shelterbelts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wildlife Area
hunting is good throughout the area. Coveys tend                       Hunting pressure on the opening weekend of                               Pratt
to concentrate near food plots, shelterbelts, and                   quail and pheasant season may be heavy, but after                         Sandhills                     19
large plum thickets. Pheasants are usually found in                 the first several weekends, the crowds decrease. In
areas of heavy cover adjacent to one of the many                    January, it is possible for a hunter to spend all day                                                           ST. John
cropfields that surround the Sandhills.                             walking the Sandhills and never encounter another                                                                       50
   Doves are also popular gamebirds at the                          person. This type of hunting is rare on public areas,                     Kinsley

Sandhills. Water is provided at numerous sites on                   and many people value this solitude as much as a                                                                 STAFFORD

the area by windmills, solar wells, and hydrants.                   limit of birds.                                                                 EDWARDS                       281     61
Almost any of these sites will provide a good place
for dove hunting. Rabbits, deer, turkeys, and coy-                                                                                                                          Pratt
                                                                                                                                                           54                       64

  GENERAL INFORMATION                                                                                                                         183

  In spring, summer, and early fall, Pratt Sandhills
Wildlife Area is an excellent place for wildlife watch-                                                                                                       160
ing. In addition to the game species mentioned                                                                                                    Coldwater                      Medicine
above, songbirds, furbearers, crows, and a variety of                                                                                 160

other species may be found by the patient observer.                                                                                                                                         281
  Township roads through Pratt Sandhills Wildlife                                                                                                                                                     2
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Area are loose sand, so good judgement must be                                                                                                                                       281          8
used to avoid getting stuck. Vehicle traffic is pro-
hibited within the Sandhills, so a walk of up to two
miles may be necessary to reach some of the more
remote spots.                                                                                                                               General Area Map
  Six parking areas are provided on the main north-                                                                                                                                                           Pratt Sandhills Wildlife Area
south road through the area. Additional parking                                                                                                                                                               Pratt Operations Office
areas are illustrated on the attached map.                                                                                                                                                                    512 SE 25th Ave.
  Approximately 640 acres of the Pratt Sandhills                                                                                                                                                              Pratt, KS 67124
have been designated a handicapped accessible                                                                                                                                                                 (620) 672-0779 (Area Manager)
area. Qualified individuals can obtain a key from the                                                                               Equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                              (620) 227-8609 (Regional Office)
manager of the property to gain vehicle access. Call                                                                                described herein is available to all individuals without regard to        e-mail:
                                                                                                                                    race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.
(620) 672-0779 for details.                                                                                                         Complaints of discrimination should be sent to Office of the      
                                                                                                                                    Secretary, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, 1020 S Kansas
                                                                                                                                    Ave. Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1327                        10/06        Department Website:
                                  3 Miles

                    6.5 Miles
                   U.S. Hwy 54

                                                                   STAFFORD COUNTY

    LEGEND                                                         Hopewell

Public Use Area
                                                  EDWARDS COUNTY

Handicapped Access Area                                                                                  Iuka

Unimproved Road
                                                                    PRATT SANDHILLS
                                                                     WILDLIFE AREA

                                                  KIOWA COUNTY

Interior Fence



Oil Tank Battery

Gas Well

Solar Pump
                                  PRATT SANDHILLS
Hydrant                                     W I LD LI FE AREA