Last year a two day youth turkey hunt was held at William Heise County Park in California. For this year's hunt County Officials wanted a less used, larger venue so Santa Ysabel East Open Space Preserve is where this year's youth turkey hunt will be taking place, in spite of protests and legal opposition, it will go on this weekend. There will be about 20 participants, each youth has to be accompanied by an adult hunter. The preserve will be closed to other visitors during the hunt.
San Diego County is home to 20,000 wild turkeys. The judge ruled that there was not enough evidence presented by the animal right's group to prove that there would be irreparable damage to the turkeys. One topic not discussed in this round in court, was whether it violates the California Environmental Quality Act, but without doubt that will be an issue taken up at a later date. From RamonaPatch.com .