Turkey hunters awaiting the spring turkey season can visit the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) website to apply online for special hunts.
Photo courtesy of the National Wild Turkey Federation
The website lists numerous hunts statewide, including opportunities in the DFG North Central Region, which includes Plumas, Sierra, Butte, Glenn, Lake, Colusa, Yolo, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, Amador, Alpine, Calaveras and San Joaquin counties.
The DFG North Central Region will offer wild turkey hunts at the following locations: Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area, Spenceville Wildlife Area, Oroville Wildlife Area, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area and the Cosumnes River Preserve. Applications and information are available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/hunting
Hunters must create an account using a valid e-mail address and submit an application for their choice of hunts. Hunters may apply only once for each hunt, either as an applicant or as a guest. Submitting multiple applications will result in disqualification. Hunt application deadlines vary depending on the starting day of the hunt.
To apply online you will need the hunter’s name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, 2012 hunting license GO ID and, if applicable, information about mobility impairment and special accommodations needed.
Hunters will be selected by a computerized drawing for only one hunt, and only successful applicants will be notified.
Special hunts are provided in cooperation with many volunteer organizations. The purchase of an Upland Game Bird Stamp supports these special hunts and other programs that provide additional Upland Game Bird hunting opportunities. All upland game bird hunters, except those with Junior hunting licenses, must purchase an Upland Game Bird Stamp.