Alan Button Memorial Lifetime Hunting License Award

Walter Alan Button, 77, of Lawrence, a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, passed away at home on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.


Alan was one of the founders of the Jayhawk Quail Unlimited/Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation located in Lawrence, Kansas.  He served on the Board of Directors of that group for over 30 years.  Alan had often expressed his desire that QUWF support the hunting tradition by awarding a young person a lifetime hunting license.  


Alan was a passionate hunter and an exceptional shot. Whether hunting for pheasant, quail or turkey, Alan's instincts and accuracy often led him to reaching his daily limit so early that he'd spend the rest of the day helping his hunting partners' reach theirs. Alan loved training his dogs and watching them work. He raised several German Shorthairs, including Molly, Dottie, Samantha, Heidi, Sadie and Kate.


Please support Alan’s love of hunting and the outdoors by submitting your application for the opportunity to earn a FREE Lifetime Hunting License in Alan’s memory.  The winner will be selected at our Jayhawk Chapter of QUWF banquet on September 11th, 2021 in Lawrence, Kansas.


Who is eligible

  • All boys and girls who are 11-17 years old at time of the banquet

  • Kansas residents only

  • Children and grandchildren of QUWF Board members are not eligible


Application process

  • Submit a video up to 3 minutes "My favorite hunting memory" using the form on this page.

  • Submissions must be received no later than August 21st, 2021.

  • Five finalists will be announced by August 28th.

  • The five finalists must attend the banquet with a parent/guardian.

    • (tickets complimentary)



  • Online form below.

  • Link to URL of video online.

  • Complete First and Last name

  • Date of birth

  • Address

  • Phone number

  • E-mail address

  • Parent’s name

  • Parent’s e-mail address

  • An acknowledgement will be sent by QUWF to the applicant and to the parent upon receipt of the application


Selection process

  • The video is the sole criteria for selection

  • QUWF Board picks the five finalists including the winner

  • All Decisions of the QUWF Board are Final

Enter Contest

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