Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908
Nick Bechtel, CDFW South Coast Region Upland Game Program, (805)962-4698
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering four special pheasant hunts in Los Angeles County in January.
The program consists of two types of hunts: Family apprentice hunts that can accommodate 18 hunters each, and junior hunts that can accommodate 12 hunters each.
Two family apprentice hunts have been added for Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, and a family apprentice hunt and a junior apprentice hunt are scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. The deadline to apply is Dec. 17.
The hunts will take place at Peace Valley in Los Angeles County, which is located at Interstate 5 and state Highway 138, 8 miles south of Gorman. This hunt is on state property that is managed by the California Department of Water Resources.
All applicants must have a valid 2014-15 California hunting license. Adult participants in the family hunts must also have an upland game stamp (junior license holders under the age of 16 do not need an upland game stamp.) For more information and to apply, please visit https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/DFGSpecialHunts/Default.aspx.
For more information on pheasant season, please visit https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/statewide-pheasant-season-opens-nov-8/.
For any additional questions regarding the application process, please call (916) 445-3565.