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The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has extended the application deadline for two upcoming junior pheasant hunts. Applicants now have until Monday, Oct. 4 to apply for two Game Bird Heritage Special Apprentice Hunts to be held Sat., Oct. 16 at Headwaters Honker Preserve in Plumas County.
Applications must specify either the morning or afternoon hunt. Each will be a half-day hunt accommodating 20 hunters. Junior hunters must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult 18 years or older.
To apply, please go to the DFG website at www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/uplandgame/gamebird/2010SpecialHunts/Juniors/index.html. Applications must be filled out completely and received (via mail or fax) by 5 p.m. on Oct. 4. Applications that are received on time and have a Drawing Priority Stamp will have priority over applications without the stamp.
The Game Bird Heritage Program provides educational hunts with pen-raised pheasants that provide beginning hunters with a controlled, educational and safe environment to learn hunting skills and further develop hunter safety and a sense of hunter ethics and wildlife management. Events include gun safety review, easy-to-hunt topography and a high ratio of volunteers to hunters, with some venues featuring experienced dog handlers and clay shooting among other educational activities.
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