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CDFW Schedules Additional Public Meetings on Lands Pass Program

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has scheduled two additional public meetings regarding possible changes to its Lands Pass Program. The meetings will be held in Butte and San Diego counties on the following dates:

Monday, April 13
Butte County Library, Gridley Branch
299 Spruce St.
Gridley (95948)
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Wednesday, April 15
City of Carlsbad, Faraday Center
1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad (92008)
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Both meetings will be in an “open house” format; doors will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. and participants may arrive at any time during that window. CDFW staff will provide information about the current Lands Pass Program and discuss possible changes to the program that are under evaluation by CDFW. Staff will also explain the process for amending regulations and how the public can participate in the review process. Posters and written materials will be available and CDFW staff will answer questions.

Currently, visitors to CDFW wildlife areas and ecological reserves in this program must purchase a day or annual pass prior to visiting the properties. Purchases are made online, from license vendors or from CDFW offices in advance (no passes are sold on-site at the properties). Exemptions from this requirement include visitors who bring a valid hunting or fishing license, children under the age of 16 and participants in organized school or youth group field trips.

The first public meeting on this subject was held in March in Yolo County. If additional meetings are scheduled, they will be posted on the CDFW Public Meetings and Notices webpage (www.wildlife.ca.gov/notices).

For more information about the current Lands Pass Program, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/lands-pass.

Questions about these meetings may be directed to CDFW Senior Environmental Scientist Julie Horenstein at julie.horenstein@wildlife.ca.gov or (916) 324-3772.

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Media Contacts:
Julie Horenstein, CDFW Wildlife Branch, (916) 324-3772
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8988

CDFW to Offer Hunter Marksmanship Clinic in Modesto

Media contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Education and Outreach, (916) 322-8988

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer a hunter marksmanship clinic on April 20 in Modesto.

The clinic will help big game hunters refine their basic marksmanship skills and improve accuracy. Lecture topics will include proper zeroing, maximum point blank range, marksmanship techniques, range estimation, shot placement, ammunition and equipment selection. The clinic will also include a shooting session.

The clinic instructors have a combined total of 60 years of firearm training experience. The primary instructor, Paul Turpin, has more than 30 years of rifle shooting experience, including two tours with the United States Army Marksmanship Unit. A lifelong hunter, Turpin teaches firearms professionally for a private company as well as working as a law enforcement firearms trainer for the State of California. The secondary instructors are Russ Marta and CDFW Lt. Dan Lehman. Marta is an experienced law enforcement firearms instructor for the State of California. Lt. Lehman is a lifelong hunter and is an experienced CDFW firearms instructor.

Participants must bring their own center fire rifle and a minimum of 40 rounds of factory ammunition. No reloads will be allowed. Participants must sight-in their rifles prior to attending the clinic.

The clinic runs 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 a parent or guardian.

Clinic participants must pre-register. The registration form is available online at  www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/marksmanship.aspx.

CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with an agenda, a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.

CDFW to Offer Wild Pig Hunting Clinic in Monterey County

Media contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Education and Outreach, (916) 322-8988

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 on April 6. The clinic will be held in Lockwood (Monterey County).wild pig

Designed for all skill levels, 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 runs 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 a parent or guardian.

Space is limited, so advance online registration is required. The registration form is available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/wildpig_salinas.aspx.

CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment. Meals are not included but lunch can be purchased from the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association for $10 on the day of the clinic. Lunch includes country ribs, salad, beans and a drink.

Registered participants will receive an e-mail with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.

CDFW to Offer Black Powder Hunting Clinic in Merced County

Media contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Education and Outreach, (916) 322-8988

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program will offer a black powder hunting clinic on April 27. The clinic will be held at the River Oaks Range in Winton (Merced County).

Designed for all skill levels, the clinic will include both lecture and live-fire exercises. The lecture portion will include a short history of black powder shooting, different styles of black powder rifles used today, how to safely load and shoot a black powder rifle, laws and regulations pertaining to black powder hunting and strategies for hunting with black powder firearms. The live-fire exercise will include target shooting with black powder firearms.

The clinic runs 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 a parent or guardian.

Space is limited to 25 people, so advance online registration is required. The registration form is available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/marksmanship.aspx.

CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment. Registered participants will receive an email with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring. All course material and black powder firearms will be provided. Please note that personal firearms should not be brought to this clinic.

The River Oaks Range is seven miles north of Atwater.

CDFW Offers One-day Turkey Hunting Clinic in March

Media Contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, Advanced Hunter Education Program Coordinator, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, Education and Outreach Director, (916) 322-8988

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program will offer its popular Turkey Hunting Clinic on March 2 at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area near Gridley.

Gray Lodge Turkey Clinic
Gray Lodge Turkey Clinic

The clinic is geared to hunters of all levels who want to learn to hunt wild turkey successfully. Experienced instructor and CDFW biologist Joe Johnson will lead this exciting clinic. Decoy placement, blind design, ballistics, calling, equipment, game care and cleaning, cooking tips and safety will be covered.

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $45 for adults. Hunters 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All necessary class equipment and materials will be provided.

Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. Registration forms are available online at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/index.aspx. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area is located approximately 60 miles north of Sacramento.