CDFW to Offer Wild Pig Hunting Clinic in Monterey County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program and the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association will jointly offer a wild pig hunting clinic on Saturday, April 12. The clinic will be held in Lockwood in Monterey County.

Designed for all skill levels, the clinic will cover wild pig biology, methods for locating wild pigs, laws and regulations for pig hunting, hunting and field dressing techniques and the care of wild game.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults. Youths 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a registered parent or guardian. CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment.

An optional $10 barbecue lunch (country ribs, salad, beans and a drink) will be available for purchase from the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association the day of the clinic.

Space is limited and preregistration is required. Registration forms can be found online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/index.aspx. After registering, participants will receive an email with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.

Media Contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Advanced Hunter Education Program, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8988

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Wild Pig Hunts Offered in Southern California

Public Contact: Victoria Barr, SHARE Program Coordinator, (916) 445-4034
Media Contact: Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for four upcoming wild pig hunts at Tejon Ranch in Southern California. The hunts are offered through CDFW’s Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program.

Six SHARE access permits will be offered through a random drawing for each hunt. Successful applicants will be allowed to bring a hunting partner.

For the first time, two of the SHARE wild pig hunts will be semi-guided. These group tours span two nights and two and a half days and include lodging, meals and guides to advise hunters and share techniques for a successful hunt.

The other two hunts will be self-guided and will include use of a camping area.

Hunt dates:
Dec.13-15, 2013 (self-guided)
Jan. 17-19, 2014 (semi-guided)
Feb. 14-16, 2014 (self-guided)
March 14-16, 2014 (semi-guided)

Hunters with a valid California hunting license may apply online through CDFW’s website. A $10.25 non-refundable application fee (plus any applicable license agent handling fees) will be charged for each hunt choice. Applicants may apply for multiple hunt periods but only once per period. To apply for these hunts please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/ols/.

SHARE offers incentives to private landowners who allow wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities on their property. Participating landowners receive liability protection and may receive compensation for providing public access to or through their land for wildlife-dependent recreational activities. The goal of SHARE is to provide additional hunting, fishing and other recreational access on private lands in California. For more information about the Tejon Ranch wild pig hunts or SHARE, please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/share/.

About Tejon Ranch
Located in Kern County, Tejon Ranch consists of approximately 270,000 acres and is the largest working ranch in California. Located 100 miles north of Los Angeles and 25 miles southeast of Bakersfield, hunters will have access to approximately 100,000 acres of the ranch for these hunts.

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CDFW to Offer Wild Pig Hunting Clinic in Monterey County

Media contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Education and Outreach, (916) 322-8988

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program and the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association will offer a wild pig hunting clinic on April 6. The clinic will be held in Lockwood (Monterey County).wild pig

Designed for all skill levels, the clinic will cover will pig biology, hunting techniques, legal requirements, methods for locating wild pigs, locations to hunt, hands-on field dressing and care of wild game.

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults. Youths 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited, so advance online registration is required. The registration form is available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/wildpig_salinas.aspx.

CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment. Meals are not included but lunch can be purchased from the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association for $10 on the day of the clinic. Lunch includes country ribs, salad, beans and a drink.

Registered participants will receive an e-mail with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.

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