|The California Department of Fish and Game will be providing several hunting opportunities on the 14,314-acre Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve in 2004/2005.
During the appropriate seasons, walk-on hunting for dove, rabbits, quail, and wild pigs will be limited to Wednesdays and Saturdays during the first half of September and throughout the months of December and January. All access will be restricted during October and November during the elk hunting seasons and the Chimineas Unit will be closed to hunting between February and September. Free access permits will be available at the feedlot parking lot and at the Caliente Peak trailhead.
Vehicle access for hunting will occur on three weekends. Twenty-five permits will be drawn for each of these 2-day hunts and each permit is good for two (2) hunters. To apply for one of these hunts, applicants need to submit a self-addressed envelope and a letter or postcard with the hunters name, address, telephone number, and hunting license number to:
California Department of Fish & Game
20 Lower Ragsdale Road, Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940
Applicants may only submit a single application for each hunt and applications need to be received at the address above by 5 p.m. on the due date. Applications received late, incomplete, or without a self-addressed envelope will not be considered in the draw. Successful applicants will receive additional information, including maps and special regulations, prior to their hunt.
The first drive-on hunt will be September 11-12, 2004, for dove, pig and rabbit. Applications must be received by August 19. Include ATTN: September Chimineas Hunt when addressing your envelope to the Department.
The second drive-on hunt will be December 11-12, 2004, for dove, quail, pig and rabbit. Applications must be received by November 18. Include ATTN: December Chimineas Hunt when addressing your envelope to the Department.
The last drive-on hunt will be January 8-9, 2005, for quail, pig and rabbit. Applications must be received by December 16. Include ATTN: January Chimineas Hunt when addressing your envelope to the Department.
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