2003 Joice Island Pig Hunt Drawing

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The California Department of Fish and Game will be holding a limited-entry, permit-only pig hunt to control a small population of wild pigs on the Joice Island Unit of Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County. Joice Island is a 2150 acre wetland area consisting of thick cattails, tules, some brush and standing water. The first weekend of this hunting opportunity has been reserved for junior hunters. Two-day pig hunt permits will be issued by drawing only for the following weekends:

JUNIOR HUNTERS (12 & over w/ Jr. Lic.) March 8-9, 2003

GENERAL (Adults or Juniors may apply) March 15-16, 2003 March 22-23, 2003
March 29-30, 2003
April 5-6, 2003
April 12-13, 2003

Three hunters will be drawn for each of the six weekends, for a total of 18 hunters. The drawing for the 18 two-day permits will be held on February 19, 2003. Permits with maps and additional information will be mailed to successful applicants. A permit holder may bring one non-hunting partner. Hunters may use dogs for this hunt. NOTE: ONLY SHOTGUNS USING SLUGS WILL BE ALLOWED FOR THIS HUNT.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PERMIT:

Send a standard U.S. Postal Service postcard (available at local post offices), with the following information:

Mail Application Card To:

Joice Island Pig Hunt
2548 Grizzly Island Road
Suisun, CA 94585
Hunter Name
Valid Hunting License #
Address
City, State, Zip
Telephone Number
& CHOOSE ONLY ONE HUNT DATE
(Junior hunters must also provide name of adult chaperone)

Application cards must be received by close of business, Tuesday, February 18, 2003. Each hunter may apply only one time and for only one date. Applications will be accepted for parties of up to two hunters, but the card must contain all information for both hunters. Incomplete cards and multiple entries will not be accepted. There is no fee to apply.