CDFW Offers Apprentice Upland Game Hunt in Eastern Santa Clara County

Media Contact:
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8911
Terris Kasteen, Environmental Scientist, (408) 365-1066

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a draw for an apprentice upland game hunt on the San Antonio Valley Ecological Reserve.

Three hunters with valid junior hunting licenses will be chosen through a lottery and allowed to hunt for one-day on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. To qualify for a junior hunting license, the hunter must have been under 16 years of age at the beginning of the license year (July 1).

The draw is being held in cooperation with the California Deer Association (CDA). Applications will be accepted until Oct. 11, and successful applicants will be notified by Oct. 18. To apply go to

Participants must attend a mandatory orientation on the morning of the hunt and be in possession of a junior hunting license. An adult chaperone 18 years or older must accompany each hunter but may not hunt.

About San Antonio Valley
Located in eastern Santa Clara County, the pristine 3,000-acre San Antonio Valley Ecological Reserve is home to deer, tule elk, wild pigs and a host of other wildlife species. The area is only open for scheduled events such as this one, and all hunting will be on foot from designated access points.