Steve Miyamoto, DFG Wildlife Habitat Supervisor II, (209) 827-6586
Janice Mackey, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8908
New Facility in Merced County Will Serve Thousands Each Year
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announces it will open its new Salt Slough – San Luishunter check station on Oct. 20.
“This new facility will allow us to offer the hunting community expedited services during busy times, which will make their experience in the wildlife area even more enjoyable,” said Regional Manager Jeff Single. The new check station will provide service to an average 7,700 hunters each year in the Gadwall and Salt Slough units of the North Grasslands Wildlife Area, and the San Luis, South Freitas, West Bear Creek and East Bear Creek units of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
“Since 1947, when the Wildlife Conservation Board was established, there has been funding earmarked each year to provide public access for hunting, fishing or other wildlife-oriented recreation,” said Wildlife Conservation Board Director John Donnelly. “I’m pleased to be carrying on this tradition for the North Grasslands Wildlife Area. Our investment in this project will support generations of Californian hunters for years to come.”
Located in Merced County, the North Grasslands Wildlife Area lies within the San Joaquin River basin. The area is important to Pacific Flyway populations and supports numerous duck, goose and pheasant species.