California DFG Offers Bear Hunting Clinic

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The California Department of Fish and Game's (DFG) Advanced Hunter Education Program is offering a bear hunting clinic March 28. The clinic will be held at the Diamond Springs Memorial Hall in Diamond Springs, located approximately 41 miles east of Sacramento.

This clinic is new to the Advanced Hunter Education Program. The one-day workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and end at approximately 4 p.m. The clinic will cover bear biology, habits and habitat, different styles of hunting bear, gear and garb, different dog breeds used to hunt bear, pre-season scouting, bear sign, shooter position, how to field dress a bear and more. Lunch will be provided by the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Instructor Association for a $10 donation.

The cost is $40 and space is limited. Participants 16 years old and younger can attend free, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Registration forms are available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced. After registering, each participant will receive an e-mail with a map to the facility, a list of items to bring and a workshop agenda.