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Evergy Green Team Invites Area Youths to Annual Deer Hunt
Applications will be accepted through Nov. 3

TOPEKA, Kan. – October 26, 2022 – The Evergy Green Team will host rifle deer hunts for youths November 30 through December 11. Due to the highly supervised and educational nature of the event, youths with little or no deer hunting experience are allowed to apply to participate. The Green Team’s annual youth deer hunts are conducted in partnership with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and are designed to provide an opportunity to educate youths about wildlife conservation principles, habitat protection, and safe and sustainable harvest practices. The hunts are safe and fun hunting experiences focused on engaging inexperienced hunters, in an area where the odds of success are high due to the abundance of deer.

Hunts will be conducted at Jeffrey Energy Center, located 7 miles north of St. Marys, KS during the early firearm deer season, November 30 through December 11. Youths between the ages of 12 to 18 are invited to apply.

Each young hunter must be accompanied by an adult mentor to participate. Hunts will take place in the early morning or late afternoon. A limited number of slots will be awarded to applicants, with priority to those with little or no deer hunting experience.

Hunting will be conducted from blinds and participants will be led by volunteer, experienced hunters. Youth hunters are encouraged to bring their own rifle, but one can be provided if needed.

Every hunter must have a Unit 9 deer permit from the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks. Hunters 16 and older must also possess a hunting license and hunter education certificate or an apprentice license for those who do not have a hunter education certificate.

An orientation session will be held prior to the hunt on Saturday, November 12. Organizers will instruct on safety, deer biology and assist youths with sighting in rifles.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 3. To apply, please contact Shelly Gomez by email at or by phone at 785.379.4395.


About Evergy, Inc.
Evergy, Inc. (NYSE: EVRG) serves approximately 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri. We were formed in 2018 when long-term local energy providers KCP&L and Westar Energy merged. We generate nearly half the power we provide to homes and businesses with emission-free sources. We support our local communities where we live and work, and strive to meet the needs of customers through energy savings and innovative solutions.

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