August 6 2002 deadline to apply for SoCal upland bird hunts.


Mar 11, 2001
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August 6 deadline to apply for SoCal upland bird hunts.

LOS ALAMITOS -- There will be three special dove hunts and one special
quail hunt held this year as part of the Department of Fish and Game's
Game Bird Heritage Program, designed to increase hunter opportunity in
the region, and the deadline to apply for thse hunts is August 6.

For the dove opener, there will be hunts on September 1 in the Cuyama
Valley in Santa Barbara County, Peace Valley near Gorman in Los Angeles
County, and the Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve in San Diego County.
There will also be a Sept. 2 (Labor Day) hunt at Rancho Jamul, and an
Oct. 19 and 20 (quail opener) hunts at Peace Valley.

There will be morning and afternoon hunts at each location each day
for the dove opener, while the two quail hunts are morning-only events.

To apply, hunters need to send in a standard-sized postcard which
includes each applicants name, addres, day and evening phone numbers, and
2002-2003 hunting license number. Up to two people may apply together.
You must also specify which hunt and time period you prefer. You may
apply only once for each hunt, but you may submit a postcard application
for each hunt.

Postcards should be sent to Department of Fish and Game, Game Bird
Heritage Special Dove/Quail Hunts, 4665 Lampson Ave., Suite C, Los
Alamitos, CA 90720, attention Scott Sewell.

For more information, contact Sewell at the 24-hour game bird hotline
at (562) 590-5100.

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