DFG Special Pheasant Hunts for 2002/2003


Mar 11, 2001
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DFG News Release:  For Immediate Release

June 5, 2002

DFG’s Game Bird Heritage Program Offers Special Pheasant Hunts for 2002/2003

Contacts: Mr. Scott Sewell, (562) 590-5100

SACRAMENTO — Welcome to the 2002/2003 Game Bird Heritage Program for the South Coast Region. The Departments Game Bird Heritage Program is constantly increasing its efforts to provide more public hunting opportunities in southern California. This year the Department of Fish and Game will be offering 40 special pheasant hunts in the South Coast Region. Don't delay. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2002. Remember, no hunting fee will be charged !

The Family, Junior, and Women's Special Pheasant Hunts are designed to:

RECRUIT new hunters,
RETAIN current hunting families, and
RETURN past hunters to the field
This year's program consists of 40 special pheasant hunts to be held in Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. Most hunt dates include an A.M and P.M. hunt session with the exception of the junior hunts in San Diego County which are all day.

Los Angeles County

Family Hunts - November 9th, 10th, and 23rd; January 4th and 5th
Women's Hunts - October 13th
Junior Hunts - October 12th
San Diego County

Family Hunts - October 5th and 6th; November 3rd; January 11th and 12th, 2003
Women's Hunts - November 2nd

Junior Hunts - December 7th and 8th
Ventura County

Family Hunts - December 14th
Santa Barbara County

Family Hunts - September 28th and 29th; December 21st and 22nd; January 18th, 2003
Applications are available via the Department of Fish and Game web site in the "Hunting in Southern California" section, at Department of Fish and Game offices in San Diego and Los Alamitos, from Region 5's Hunter Education instructors, and by calling the Department's Game Bird Heritage hotline at (562) 590-5100.

Upland Game Bird Stamp revenues support a portion of this effort. On behalf of the Resources Agency, we thank you for your support and assistance. Happy Hunting.

The public may contact Mr. Scott Sewell through the 24-hour Game Bird Heritage Hotline: (562) 590-5100

Contact: Conservation Education;
Press & Media Relations
Phone: 916-653-7664

  Media Relations Office
State of California
Dept. of Fish & Game
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California 95814


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Feb 15, 2002
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Check the DFG web site or call their office because there were always hunts in Riverside county as well. I have been to the family pheasant hunts at Black Bench Ranch in Banning, San Jacinto Wildlife Area near Lake Perris, and at Four Winds Phesant Club also near Lake Perris. These are all in Riverside county. I liked Black Bench Ranch the best as far as the location but the birds flew best at San Jacinto. These are all free except San Jacinto Wildlife Area charged us $15.00 which I was not prepared for. They can do this because it is a state facility. It was fun and the birds are tasty. I believe there are hunts available in the Whister/Finney Ramer (spelling?) areas near Salton Sea as wel.l

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