The application deadline for dove hunting in the at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve is approaching quickly and hunters are encouraged to apply immediately. Only 20 hunters will be allowed to participate.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Upland Game Bird Stamp Program manage this unique opportunity to hunt for dove in the Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve in San Diego County. Applications are due Wed. Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. and are available on the CDFW website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/hunting/.
The dove hunt is Sat. Sept. 7, from 6 a.m. to sunset at the Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve in east San Diego County, between the towns of Jamul and Dulzura. The selected hunters will have access to the reserve from check-in time to sunset and may hunt in parties up to four people. Use of dogs is optional but dogs much be kept on a leash and in the owners immediate control at all times. CDFW will not be providing dogs for the hunt.
All hunters must have a valid 2013 hunting license and the proper hunter safety equipment in order to participate and will be allowed to take a maximum legal limit of dove. CDFW wildlife officers will be on hand to check equipment and ensure compliance with hunting laws and regulations.
For more information contact Nick Bechtel, CDFW Region 5 at (805) 965-3059.
Applications are available http://www.dfg.ca.gov/hunting/, for questions regarding application process please call (916) 445-3565.
Nick Bechtel, CDFW Region 5, (805) 965-3059
Andrew Hughan, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8944