South Coast Region Special Dove & Quail Hunts for 2002

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DFG News Release:  For Immediate Release
May 28, 2002

South Coast Region Offers Special Dove and Quail Hunts for 2002

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

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Fish and Game’s Game Bird Heritage Program, is increasing its efforts to provide public hunting opportunities in southern California and announces dove and quail hunts for the months of September and October of 2002. Don’t delay. The deadline to apply for eligibility into the random public drawing is August 6, 2002.

NO HUNTING FEE WILL BE CHARGED

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE DRAWING:

Send standard size postcard to:
California Department of Fish and Game
Game Bird Heritage - Special Dove/Quail Hunts
4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C
Los Alamitos, California 90720
Attn: Mr. Scott Sewell

Every postcard must include: applicant’s name, mailing address, day and evening phone numbers, and 2002-2003 hunting license number. Applicant may include one guest hunter by submitting the guest’s name and 2002-2003 hunting license number on the same postcard.  Indicate which specific hunt is being applied for. Applicants may apply once for each hunt; however, each request must be submitted on a separate postcard.
Postcards must be received on or before Tuesday, August 6, 2002.Successful applicants will receive a confirmation letter and directions prior to the hunt.

Dove Opener

Cuyama Valley - Santa Barbara County
September 1st, am
September 1st, pm

Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve - San Diego County
September 1st, am
September 1st, pm
September 2nd, am
September 2nd, pm
(September 2nd, is Labor Day)

Peace Valley - Los Angeles County, Near Gorman
September 1st, am
September 1st, pm

Quail Opener

Peace Valley - Los Angeles County, Near Gorman
October 19th, am
October 20th, am

Direct any questions or comments to Mr. Scott Sewell, (562) 590-5100 GBH 24 Hr. Hotline
 



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I went to the second day Quail hunt in Peace Valley last year. I put two birds in the bag and lost 2. There is a lot of low heavy brush and without a dog it can be tough to find a downed bird. The hunt was in a small valley, owned by the water district, bordered by the 5 freeway to the west and some hills to the east. The aqueduct also cuts through the easterly side. In talking with Scott Sewell of DFG, the first day hunters had more birds than the second day hunters. Still we saw several good size coveys and naturally the first day hunters did better before the birds were either shot at and spooked!  This area is normally closed to the public. We saw the most birds in the north end of the valley between the freeway and the first set of hills to the east. A group was shooting up on the hills as well and pushed a small covey down to us. There is a drainage course with large cottonwood trees running down the middle of the north end as well. A group ahead of us was hunting this tree line and had a lot of shooting going on. If you get drawn for the first day it should be good.
 


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