California Junior Deer Hunt Opportunity

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The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the California Deer Association (CDA) will host a junior deer hunt on Sept. 15 and 16 at the Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve.

The junior hunt will be for deer only and is open to hunters holding a junior hunting license.

Three junior hunters will be chosen by drawing to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. The hunting opportunity includes classroom instruction on wildlife and hunting, range and field assistance on gun handling, safety and shooting practice, and information on specific techniques for deer hunting and game care.

This hunt opportunity will take place on the 30,000-acre Chimineas Unit at DFG's ecological reserve in San Luis Obispo County.

CDA volunteers will guide the participants on their hunts and provide meals for the duration of the two-day event. Overnight lodging will be available at the main ranch house on the reserve.

To apply for this hunt, all interested individuals must submit a single postcard with the hunter's name, address, telephone number, and 2007-2008 junior hunting license number to:

California Department of Fish & Game
20 Lower Ragsdale Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Attn: Chimineas Junior Deer Hunt

All applications must be received at the above address no later than 5 p.m., Aug. 16, 2007. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered in the draw.

Successful applicants will be notified by phone and will receive additional information, including maps and special regulations, prior to their hunt.