Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Advanced 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 and the Hunter Education Instructor Association of Southern California are jointly sponsoring an upland game hunting clinic on Saturday, Sept. 20. The clinic will be held at Peace Valley near Lebec, one hour’s drive north of Los Angeles.
Designed for hunters of all skill levels, the clinic will be led by experienced certified California Hunter Education instructors and will include information about hunting dove, quail, chukar and pheasant. Topics to be covered include upland game bird habitat, where to hunt, hunting regulations, proper types of firearms and ammunition used for upland game hunting, hunting alone vs. hunting with others, hunting with and without a dog and hunter responsibilities and ethics. The clinic will include dog and game care demonstrations.
The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults. Youths 16 years and younger are free, but must be accompanied by an adult.
CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment. Space is limited, so participants are asked to preregister online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/uplandgame_lebec.aspx. After registering, participants will receive an email with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.
Peace Valley is located along Interstate 5, approximately 30 miles south of Bakersfield and 60 miles north of Los Angeles.