This area, about 30 miles from Wamego, boasts 12,200 acres of land licensed for wildlife management. Burned-off wheat stubble and sunflower fields attract doves in early fall. Deer and turkey hunting is good in the woody draws and river bottoms. Semi-open grasslands and weed strips along timber stands harbor bobwhite quail and pheasant. Several marshlands, built with sportsmen’s dollars, provide food and shelter for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds.
Two of the larger marshes on the east side of the wildlife area, Olsburg and Black Vermillion, are great duck hunting spots. Parking lots are available.
A 1,500-acre waterfowl refuge is closed to all activities from Oct. 1 through Jan. 15. Watch boundary lines that separate public hunting lands from private property. Much of Tuttle’s public hunting area is separated from the road by private land. Respect landowner’s property. Don’t drive across crops. To hunt private property, you must have permission. Public land managed by the Department of Wildlife and Parks is posted with black and yellow “Public Hunting” signs.
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Head north on KS 99 – 14.6 miles
Turn left (going west) at State Street – 1 mile
Turn right (going north) at Westy Road - .6 mile
Turn left (going west) at Westmoreland Road – 5.7 miles
Turn right (going north) at KS-13 - .5 mile
Turn left (going west) at KS-16 – 4.6 miles
Turn right (going north) on Carnahan Road - .5 mile
Continue on Long Pkwy Road / Shannon River Road – 2 miles
Follow Shannon River Road / Shannon Creek Road to the left – 3.3 miles
You have arrived at Olsburg Marsh – explore and enjoy.
Also, look for signs directing you to Black Vermillion Marsh 6 miles farther north on Shannon Creek Road.
For more information
Tuttle Creek Wildlife Area Manager
Tuttle Creek State Park