California DFG Hunting Digest Incorrect
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) California Hunting Digest - Summer Upland Game contains errors regarding application deadlines for 2008 apprentice hunts and wild bird hunts. Only dove hunts have an Aug. 11 application deadline.
On pages 57 and 60, which describe apprentice hunts for pheasants, and the wild bird hunts for quail, chukar, turkey and pheasant, the deadline for applications is listed as Aug. 11. THIS IS INCORRECT. The first deadline for any of these Game Bird Heritage Special Hunts is not until Sept. 1, 2008.
Hunters should check DFG's Game Bird Heritage Special Hunts Web site at www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/uplandgame/gamebird/SpecialHunts, where the details - including correct application deadlines - and electronic application forms for specific hunts will be posted when available.
Aug. 11 was the application deadline for this year's 13 dove hunts. DFG also plans 11 wild bird hunts and 38 apprentice pheasant hunts this year, with application deadlines starting Sept. 1. All hunts are funded by the Upland Game Bird Stamp, which is required for hunting upland game in California.