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Westar Energy Green Team invites area youths to annual deer hunt.

Applications for Jeffrey Energy Center deer hunt due Nov. 7.

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Topeka, Kan., Oct. 22, 2014 — The Westar Energy Green Team will host rifle deer hunts for youths who have little or no deer hunting experience. Hunts will be conducted at Jeffrey Energy Center, located seven miles north of St. Marys, during the early firearm deer season Dec. 3-14. Youths 12 and older are invited to apply.

Each young hunter must be accompanied by an adult mentor to participate. Hunts will be held in the early morning or late afternoon. A limited number of slots will be awarded to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hunting will be done from blinds and participants will be led by volunteer, experienced hunters. 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 and Tourism. Hunters 16 and older must also possess a hunting license and hunter education certificate.

The Green Team’s annual youth deer hunts are designed to encourage youths interested in learning about hunting to give it a try. The hunts provide safe and fun hunting experiences in an area where the odds of success are high due to the abundance of deer.

Applications will be accepted through Nov.7 and hunters selected to participate will be notified by November 14. An orientation session will be held on Sat., Nov. 22. Organizers will instruct on safety, deer biology and assist youth with sighting in rifles. To apply, please contact Barb Cornelius at 785-575-8125.



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Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is Kansas’ largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided Kansans the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. Every day our team of professionals takes on projects to generate and deliver electricity, protect the environment and provide excellent service to our nearly 700,000 customers. Westar has 7,200 MW of electric generation capacity fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas, wind and landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas. Our innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, a smart meter pilot project and paving the way for electric vehicle adoption. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.


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