FORT LEAVENWORTH

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The Fort Leavenworth Army Flying Activity is a self-sustaining NAF activity. The activity has successfully trained pilots for private, instrument, commercial and instructor ratings. Personally-owned aircraft can be hangared or tied down at the airfield. The Flying Activity also has several aircraft that can be rented for training and personal travel. For additional information, call 651-6808.

The Hunt Club provides facilities and events for families to enjoy horse sports. Fox hunts – just for the chase!– are conducted from September through April. The club is active throughout the year with horse shows, riding instruction, horse and hound training, and other riding and social events.

The Fort Leavenworth Hunt is one of three active military foxhunts in the world. The other two are the Artillery Hunt at Fort Sill, Okla., and the Royal Artillery Hunt in Great Britain. Call 684-1703 for more information.

The Fort Leavenworth Stables is an FMWR activity open to active and retired military, DoD civilians, and their family members. The Stables activity offers year-round boarding with 78 stalls, two outdoor arenas, an indoor arena and outside trails for your equestrian needs. Visit the stables on Warehouse Road to apply and learn about vaccination requirements, or call the stable manager at 651-7307.

Fishing is allowed in Smith and Merritt Lakes adjacent Grant Avenue near the Buffalo Soldier Monument. You must possess a Kansas Fishing License to fish in Fort Leavenworth lakes, unless under 16 years of age. Catch limits are posted at the lakes. Fishing licenses are available at Leisure Travel Services.

The Rod and Gun Club is open to active and retired military, DoD civilians and family members. The club sponsors organized seasonal hunting and fishing events and conducts meetings the second Wednesday of each month, with a “cook your own steak” social hour. The Rod and Gun Club sponsors an annual eight-hour hunter safety course in late summer. A hunter safety course is required for a hunting license for those born on or after July 1, 1957.

All hunters must have a valid Kansas hunting license in their possession while hunting, and comply with state and installation regulations. All on-post hunters must attend a hunting briefing and receive an installation hunting pass. On-post hunters may use any weapons legal for hunting in Kansas, except pistols. Black powder and modern rifles may only be used in limited areas for specified hunts. Hunters must attend a hunting briefing before hunting on the Fort Leavenworth reservation. Contact the Installation Hunting Coordinator at (913) 684-3473 for information on hunting briefing dates, designated hunting areas and hunting regulations.

Kinder Small Arms Range is available for firing personally owned weapons when the range is not in use for military training. High power rifles cannot be used on the range. Contact the Directorate of Plans, Training and Mobilization at 684-0056 about the required safety class and range procedures.

The Brunner Skeet and Trap Range is located on Sheridan Drive, easily recognized while driving north from the intersection of Hancock Avenue and Sheridan Drive. The club offers a full range of shotgun shooting programs throughout the year for new and experienced shooters. Monthly Fun Shoots are held for the entire family to build practical shooting skills, and periodic registered skeet tournaments are held to promote competitive shooting. Call 651-8132.

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