|Successful junior hunter from the 2004 Sharing the Tradition hunt. Photo by Ron Gayer|
|The California Deer Association (CDA), in cooperation with the Tejon Ranch and with support from Winchester Ammunition and Tasco a wholly owned division of Bushnell® Performance Optics, is pleased to announce that the number of deer hunts to be given away to junior hunters in the 2005 Sharing the Tradition drawing has been increased.
This year CDA will be giving away 15 antlerless deer hunts to junior hunters, an increase from the 10 hunts given away in 2004.
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. 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 California. The Tejon Ranch is located on 270,000 acres in the mountains just south of Bakersfield, California. Your hunt will be fully guided and you and your adult companion will be staying on the ranch in one of its first-class hunting lodges.
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 on each of the three hunt dates. This is not a drawing conducted by the California Department of Fish and Game.
To enter the drawings, send a standard postcard only to:
Sharing the Tradition
California Deer Association
P.O. Box 7708
Stockton, CA 95267-0708
Postcards must be received no later than September 16, 2005, in order to be in the drawing. The following information must be included on the postcard:
Junior Hunter's Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Telephone #, Age, Sex
Juniors Hunting License Number
Have you ever hunted deer?
Have you ever taken a deer?
What caliber rifle will you be shooting?
Hunt Date of choice: October 14-15, October 21-22 or November 25-26.
(If you can hunt on more than one date, list the dates in order of preference.)
Name and telephone # of adult to contact
Rules and Requirements:
Only one hunt can be won per junior hunter.
Limit of one entry per junior hunter (list hunt dates in order of preference).
Applicant must possess a valid 2005/06 California Junior Hunting License.
Applicant must possess a valid unfilled 2005 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, 2005.
Applicant must be accompanied on the hunt by an adult.
Transportation to the Tejon Ranch is not included and is the responsibility of the winner and his/her accompanying adult.
September 19, 2005. Winners will be notified by telephone. Only winners will be notified.
All those drawn will be given Winchester Ammunition and Tasco binoculars.
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 5,000 members. For more information on the California Deer Association, telephone toll free (888) 499-DEER or check our website at www.CalDeer.org.
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