The first hunt opportunity is slated for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, from 6 a.m. to noon. The second will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.
These hunts will be at the Oakgrove sub-unit of San Felipe Wildlife Area, a CDFW property located off Highway 79, 1.5 miles south of the Cleveland National Forest Oak Grove Campground. Each hunt will accommodate up to 20 hunters.
The deadline to apply for the Oct. 15 hunt is Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. The deadline to apply for the Jan. 7 hunt is Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.
Applications must be submitted online at www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/upland-game-birds (select “Special Hunts,” then “Special Hunts and Online Application”). There is no cost to apply. Applicants may include up to four hunters on each application.
Dogs are allowed on these hunts but they must remain in the immediate control of the hunters at all times. No dogs will be provided for this event.
For more information about these hunt opportunities or logistics, please call the CDFW South Coast Region’s Upland Game Bird Special Hunt Program at (562) 254-8969.
For questions or more information about the application process, please call (916) 445-3452.
About the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW):
The Mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.
For more information, visit: www.wildlife.ca.gov.