Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Hunter Education Program, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8988
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program is now registering participants for a turkey hunting clinic to be held Feb. 23 in Kern County.
The clinic is co-sponsored by the Hunter Education Instructor Association of Southern California and Tejon Ranch, and is geared to hunters of all skill levels who want to learn to hunt wild turkey successfully.
Experienced instructor Alex Van will lead the clinic, which will cover such topics as decoy placement, blind design, ballistics, calling, equipment, game care and cleaning, cooking tips and safety.
The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the cost is $45 for adults. Hunters 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Participants can register online at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/index.aspx. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.
Tejon Ranch is located along Interstate 5, approximately 30 miles south of Bakersfield and 60 miles north of Los Angeles.