California DFG Offers Special Game Bird Heritage Program Event at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

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California DFG Offers Special Game Bird Heritage Program Event at Grizzly Island Wildlife AreaPermits will be issued for four special Game Bird Heritage Apprentice pheasant hunts for junior hunters at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area. The deadline to apply is October 27, 2008. To be eligible, youths must have successfully completed a hunter education course and possess a valid California Junior Hunting License. The hunts, in Solano County, southwest of Fairfield, are scheduled as follows:

  • Hunt 1 – Nov. 15 – 8 a.m. to noon
  • Hunt 2 – Nov. 15 – 1 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.
  • Hunt 3 – Nov. 16 – 8 a.m. to noon
  • Hunt 4 – Nov. 16 – 1 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.

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 Juniors” to find information and a statewide map of the hunts and the application. Applicants must enter all required information. 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 hunters must be accompanied and supervised by a non-hunting adult, 18 years of age or older. Shooting safety glasses and blaze orange clothing are required by all participants (including chaperones). Any vacancies after the drawing will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis through the receipt of applications.

A total of 160 permits will be available for the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area Apprentice pheasant hunts. Each of the hunt periods will be limited to 40 youths. All successful applicants will be notified by mail.

Questions concerning these special youth pheasant hunts should be directed to the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area at (707) 425-3828.