CA DFG Offers Special Gamebird Heritage Central Coast Women’s Pheasant Hunting Clinic

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CA DFG Offers Special Gamebird Heritage Central Coast Women’s Pheasant Hunting ClinicA special Santa Margarita Women’s Pheasant Hunting Clinic is scheduled Dec. 6 at the Cammatta Ranch in San Luis Obispo County. The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) clinic is a unique learning opportunity for beginning hunters and a fun outing for those with hunting experience.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. and includes classroom, range and field assistance in the techniques of gun handling and safety, pheasant hunting and game care. There will be shooting practice as well as seminars on wildlife and hunting. A barbecue lunch is included. Permits for the clinic will be selected by drawing. Hunters must have a valid hunting license and provide their own shotgun, safety glasses and ammunition. Hunting dogs will be provided (please do not bring your own dog).

Hunters can apply on the DFG Web site or can download, print and mail an application form available at www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/uplandgame/gamebird/specialhunts. Scroll down and click on “Apprentice Hunts for Women” to find information and a statewide map of the hunts and the application. Applicants must enter their name, address, phone number and hunting license number. Hunters who have just graduated from a hunter safety class and have a priority stamp may enter that number to receive priority in the drawing. Two hunters may enter as one party. The cost is $10 per person payable to Cammatta Ranch on the day of the hunt. There are 36 spots available and the application is due by Nov. 3. Cammatta Ranch is on Hwy 58 near Santa Margarita.