CDFW Now Accepting Applications for Deer and Pig Hunts in Merced County

Media Contacts:
Roger Wilbur, CDFW Los Banos Wildlife Area, (209) 826-0463
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunt access permits on opening weekend, Aug. 9-10, 2014, in Zone A for the general season.

The locations for this hunt include Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife areas.
Interested participants may request an application for an access permit by calling the CDFW Los Banos office at (209) 826-0463 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or download the form at www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region4/cottonwoodcreek.html.

Applications may be submitted via email to roger.wilbur@wildlife.ca.gov or mailed to CDFW’s Los Banos office at 18110 W. Henry Miller Ave., Los Banos, CA 93635. Applications must be received before 4:30 p.m. on July 3.

Reservations will be selected by a computerized drawing on July 7 at 11 a.m. at the Los Banos office. The drawing is open to the public. Successful applicants will be notified by mail within five working days of the lottery. Applicants may not apply for both days or for multiple areas.

Reservations are required for access to the wildlife areas and only 30 permits will be issued for each day. Applicants will be allowed to apply for a one-day hunt on one area only and successful candidates will receive special permits in the mail stating what area and day they may hunt.

Junior license holders must apply with an adult hunter. Up to three people may apply as one party by including all the required information on the 2014 Zone A application form. Only official applications will be accepted. An individual’s name may appear in the drawing only once and multiple applications received will be rejected.

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