Sharing the Tradition
Free Deer Hunts for Juniors
If you're a California junior hunter and weren't drawn in this year's Department of Fish and Game special deer tag drawings, you have a second chance at a great deer hunt. The California Deer Association, in cooperation with the Tejon Ranch, and with support from Winchester Ammunition and Tasco, a wholly owned division of Bushnell® Performance Optics, are making it possible for junior hunters to win a unique deer hunting opportunity. Through the Sharing the Tradition program, junior hunters will be given the chance to win a free, antlerless deer hunt on the largest ranch in the state of California. The Tejon Ranch is located on 270,000 acres in the mountains just south of Bakersfield, California.

Ten antlerless deer tags will be given away. Winners will be randomly drawn. There is no cost to enter the drawing. The normal hunt or access fee will not be charged to the junior hunters whose names are drawn. Five junior hunters will hunt the first hunt date and the other five junior hunters will hunt the second hunt date. This is not a drawing conducted by the California Department of Fish and Game.

To enter the drawings, send a standard postcard to:
Sharing the Tradition
California Deer Association
P.O. Box 7708
Stockton, CA 95267-0708

Postcards must be received no later than September 15, 2004, in order to be in the drawing. The following information must be included on the postcard:
• Junior Hunter's Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Telephone #, Age, Sex,
• Junior’s Hunting License Number
• Have you ever hunted deer?
• Have you ever taken a deer?
• Hunt Date of choice: October 29-30 or November 5-6. (If you can hunt either date, list both dates in order of preference.)
• Name/telephone # of adult to contact

Only one hunt can be won per junior hunter.

Rules and Requirements:
• Applicant must possess a valid 2004/05 California Junior Hunting License.
• Applicant must possess a valid unfilled 2004 California deer tag (any zone) or deer tag application to exchange for the PLM deer tag.
• Listed hunt dates cannot be changed.
• Hunts are nontransferable.
• Hunt acceptance must be confirmed by September 25, 2004.
• Applicant must be accompanied on the hunt by an adult.
• Limit of one entry per junior hunter (list hunt dates in order of preference).
• Transportation to the Tejon Ranch is not included and is the responsibility of the winner and his/her accompanying adult.

Drawing Date:
September 15, 2004. Only winners will be notified.

The lucky winners will stay in hunting lodges on the Tejon Ranch and each junior (with accompanying adult) will have their own guide. In addition, Winchester Ammunition will be providing the ammo for each junior and Tasco is giving each junior a pair of binoculars.

About CDA:

The California Deer Association (CDA) was founded in 1996 with its principal goal to improve California deer herds and other wildlife through direct financial support for habitat improvement and research projects. Since 1996, CDA has raised more than $1,000,000 to fund over 150 projects in the state of California. CDA currently has 20 chapters with over 4,000 members.

For more information on the California Deer Association, telephone toll free (888) 499-DEER or check our website at

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