|Californa Upland Game Bird Hunting Regulations
The California Fish and Game Commission will accept public recommendations for changes to the resident and migratory upland game bird hunting regulations at its Thursday, June 15 meeting
The 10 a.m. meeting is at the Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn on Highway 267. All recommendations concerning the hunting regulations proposed by the Department of Fish and Game and the public must be received by this meeting. The Commission will receive public testimony and consider adoption of the proposed regulatory changes at its August 4 meeting in San Luis Obispo.
Two resident buck deer permits for the Grazing Pasture Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit in Sevier County will be available for purchase June 5, at the Division of Wildlife Resources' Salt Lake City office.
The office opens at 7:30 a.m., and is located at 1594 W. North Temple.
The two permits were not made available in the 2000 bucks, bulls and once-in-a-lifetime draw because a buck deer hunt on the CWMU was not approved until April, which was after the January application period.
For more information, call Cal Haskell, the CWMU's operator, at (801) 562-0050, or the Division's Salt Lake City office at (801) 538-4700.
Tom Roster, director of the Cooperative North American Shotgunning Education Program, will conduct the shooting clinics July 8 and 9 in Casper and July 12 and 13 in Cheyenne. Each clinic is open for the first 20 hunters to register by calling Jake Hohl of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department at (800) 842-1934 or 777-4600 in Cheyenne.
Hohl says all shooters must attend a seminar 6:30 to 10 p.m. either July 7 at the G&Fs Casper Officer or July 11 at the Raper National Guard Armory in Cheyenne to shoot in the free clinic. "The seminars give shooters the background about steel shot they need to develop the shooting techniques at the clinic," Hohl says.
Hunters can attend the seminar without participating in the shooting clinic.
Roster and G&F employees will also help hunters pattern their shotguns at the clinics.
To register or for more information, call Hohl.
Last year, 4,000 students from across the state participated in the Expos free outdoor activities with one-on-one instruction.
Expo Coordinator Dave Lockman says the first day of the 3-day event is specifically dedicated to school children. "Its not as easy to get introduced to the shooting and angling sports as it was just 20 years ago," Lockman said. "One of the main functions of the Expo is to try and bridge that gap."
This year the Expo will also feature a Wildlife Quiz Bowl for middle and high school students and a Heritage Trails area taking participants through the evolution of hunting and fishing.
Teachers are alerted many of the activities tie directly to Wyoming Department of Education Content and Performance Standards.
Kids are also welcome to attend the Expo Sept. 9-10 with their parents or guardians.
To schedule a field trip or for more information, contact Lockman or Patty Stevens at (888) EXPO-WYO, (888) 397-6996).
The last day for applying for this fall's big game and turkey controlled
Applications postmarked May 31 are accepted. All other forms of application must be completed by close of business on that day. Hunters are applying for deer, elk, antelope, black bear and, for the first time, wild turkey controlled hunts.
Hunt applications are taken at Fish and Game offices, private license vendors, by mail and at 1-800-824-3729. The company that handles credit card sales and applications charges a service fee in addition to the $6.50 nonrefundable application fee. The service fee also applies to applications made through the Fish and Game internet web site at www.state.id.us/fishgame.
Hunters must have a current hunting license when they apply for controlled hunts. Hunters born after January 1, 1975 must have completed Hunter Education before they can obtain a license and apply for controlled hunts.
Applications will be entered into a computerized random draw system. Successful applicants will be notified by July 10.
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