The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program and the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association will offer a wild pig hunting clinic Saturday, May 16 at the Cañada de los Osos Ecological Reserve near Gilroy.
The clinic will cover will pig biology, hunting techniques, legal requirements, methods for locating wild pigs, locations to hunt, hands-on field dressing and care of wild game.
The clinic is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 and space is limited. Youths 17 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Registration forms are available at online. After registering, participants will receive an email with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring. CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment.
Meals are not included but a barbecue lunch can be purchased from the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association on the day of the clinic. The lunch is $15 and includes country ribs, salad, beans and a drink.
Lt. Alan Gregory, CDFW Advanced Hunter Education Program, (916) 761-3861
Andrew Hughan, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8944