Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering an annual special youth waterfowl hunting opportunity for youths age 15 and younger. Youngsters who are interested in participating in the special event — scheduled for the January 26-27, 2002 weekend — will have many options available to them on both public and private lands throughout California. The special weekend is an extension of waterfowl season for youths anywhere a hunter has legal access, whether a private duck club or public lands. Many state wildlife areas and federal refuges will be open for hunting through the normal reservation system in addition to walk-ons. To hunt the wildlife areas and refuges, apply using the normal reservation system.

Private Duck Club Hunting Opportunity

Many private hunting clubs, in both the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, will be offering free youth waterfowl hunts. Internet or postcard applications to hunt these private areas will be accepted through January 9. See the DFG web page at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/junior/index.html for more information.

Not comfortable with the Internet? Mail in a postcard with the name, address, phone number, and hunting license number of no more than two junior hunters.

Applications to hunt private clubs can be mailed to:

San Joaquin Valley Youth Duck Hunt
Ca. Dept. of Fish and Game
1234 East Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93710

Sacramento Valley Youth Duck Hunt
Ca. Dept. of Fish and Game
1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

To hunt, juniors must have completed a Hunter Education course and possess a valid California Junior Hunting License. They are not required to have state or federal duck stamps. When hunting, a non-shooting adult age 18 or older must accompany them. Applications for either the special private duck club hunts or the state-run wildlife area and refuge hunts must be received by January 9, 2002, so apply now. The Northeastern California zone will not be open to hunting during the Junior Waterfowl Hunt Day.

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