Applications for the 2013 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) special hunts in Southern California are now available online at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/DFGSpecialHunts/Default.aspx.
Apprentice pheasant hunts will be offered at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve in San Diego County and at Peace Valley near Gorman in Los Angeles County.
The program consists of two types of hunts: Family hunts that can accommodate 18 hunters, and youth hunts that can accommodate 12 hunters for each of the sessions.
These special hunts are provided by CDFW’s Upland Game Bird Special Hunt Program, in cooperation with many volunteer organizations. They are meant to provide a high quality and educational experience that supports hunter education. They also provide an additional public hunting opportunity for upland game birds on both public and private lands.
For additional information pertaining to the Special Hunts Program within the South Coast Region, please contact CDFW’s Upland Game Bird Special Hunt Program for the South Coast Region at (805) 965-3059.
Peace Valley, Los Angeles County: Located at Interstate 5 and state Highway 138, eight miles south of Gorman. This hunt is on state property managed by the California Department of Water Resources.
Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, San Diego County: Located in eastern San Diego County between the towns of Jamul and Delzura, on Highway 94. This hunt is on property managed and owned by CDFW.
For any questions regarding the application process, please call CDFW’s Upland Game Bird Special Hunt Program at (916) 445-3418.
Nick Bechtel, CDFW South Coast Region, (805) 965-3059
Andrew Hughan, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8944