Lt. Dan Lehman, Advanced Hunter Education Program Coordinator, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, DFG Education and Outreach, (916) 322-8988
The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is offering Southern California upland game hunters an opportunity to sharpen their skills prior to the start of the fall season. A one-day upland game hunting clinic sponsored by DFG’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will be held on September 22 at Peace Valley near Lebec.
Upland game hunters of all skill levels will benefit from this informative class. Species to be discussed include dove, quail, chukar and pheasant. Specific topics include hunting regulations, where to hunt, proper types of firearms and ammunition used for upland game hunting and upland game bird habitat. Instructors will also address hunting alone vs. hunting with others, hunting with or without a dog and hunter responsibilities and ethics. The clinic also features a dog and game care demonstration.
The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45. Students 16 years and younger are free, but must be accompanied by adult. Space is limited and participants must register online in advance at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced. After registering, participants will receive an e-mail with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring. DFG’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment.
Peace Valley is located along Interstate 5, approximately 30 miles south of Bakersfield and 60 miles north of Los Angeles.