Permits are required for the opening weekend of the spring wild turkey season at Cache Creek Wildlife Area (DFG) and Cache Creek Management Area (Bureau of Land Management) on March 31 and April 1, 2001. This special opening weekend drawing was implemented due to high public use and safety issues. The two-day wild turkey hunt permits will be issued by a special drawing. Forty permits will be issued for the hunt.
Drawing: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2001, to be included in the drawing on March 9, 2001.
Applications: Only one application per hunter. Two hunters may apply on one application. Submit a standard Postal Service size postcard (one or two hunters per card), with name(s) and mailing address, telephone number, and hunting license number(s). Applications not following these guidelines will be disqualified from the drawing.
Mail to: DFG, Cache Creek Spring Turkey Hunt, Post Office Box 47, Yountville, California 94599. Successful applicants will be issued a permit by mail. Additional information and a map of the hunt area will be included.
Areas: The Cache Creek Wildlife Area and Cache Creek Management Area is about 80,000 acres, located in Lake and Colusa counties, generally south of Highway 20 and west of Highway 16. The Cache Creek Area has about 20,000 acres of turkey habitat and maintains good populations of wild turkey.
A series of two junior and nine general wild turkey hunts, by permit only, are scheduled to begin March 31, 2001, at Lake Mendocino east of Ukiah. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing this hunting opportunity in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Game.
Access to the hunting area is by boat only. There is a boat-in camp area within the hunt area. No vehicles, horse or hike-in hunting will be allowed. Method of take shall be by shotgun or archery only. Six hunters will be drawn for each hunt.
Youth Hunts: Hunt dates are Saturday, March 31 and Saturday, April 21. Youth hunters must possess a junior hunting license and be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age who possesses a California hunting license. Youth hunts are provided to introduce junior hunters to quality hunting experiences throughout California. An adult hunter may apply with one junior hunter or two junior hunters may apply together on one application. No more than two hunters may apply on one application.
General Hunts: Hunt dates are the remaining Saturdays and Wednesdays during the spring wild turkey season. They are April 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28, and May 2 and 5. The general hunts are open to anyone with a California hunting license.
Drawing: All applications must be received in the Yountville office by Thursday, March 8, 2001, for a drawing to be held on Friday, March 9, 2001.
Applications: Applicants may apply for one hunt date only. Submit a standard Postal Service size postcard (one or two hunters per card, except youth hunt applications which are described above) with name(s), mailing address, telephone number, hunting license number(s), boat registration number (CF#) or description of boat if exempt from registration (e.g., 15-foot Coleman canoe), and the one date of choice. Any applications received not following these guidelines will be disqualified from the drawing.
Mail to: Department of Fish and Game, Lake Mendocino Spring Turkey Hunt, Post Office Box 47, Yountville, California 94599.
Successful applicants will be notified by mail. Additional information and a map of the hunt area will be included.
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